Our members are proud to be a vital part of communities and the OBOA.
My career began in 1995 with the Ministry (MOEE) and in 2004, I was elected to Municipal Council and during that time, I witnessed the remarkable work in this Department and pursued the CBO opportunity. For me, it was in an ideal position as I was still able to...
For as long as I can remember, architecture has been a passion of mine, so it is with little surprise that I’ve gravitated to a career in the building industry. Before I became a building official, I started my own home design business and eventually became a project...
As a student in both high school and college, becoming a building official was not on my radar. It wasn’t until I was looking for my first co-op placement as an Architectural Technology student, that my grandparents, (who had just built a house in Collingwood)...
It’s International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate than to honour building officials from across Ontario, who are the top of their game in a rapidly growing industry. More and more women are choosing to enter the building industry, bringing strong skills...
I have spent all of my working life in construction drafting, design and project estimating, but when the opportunity presented to seek out a Building Official position, I believed it to be a logical next step in my career evolution. Also, it was the perfect...
March 8th is International Women's Day and this year, we are featuring Barbara Waldron, a Director on the OBOA Board of Directors and former Editor of The Journal. Name: Barbara Waldron Title and designation: Chief Building Official Place of work: Municipality of...
Under the OBOA's partnership with the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility, accessibility training will be developed and offered to anyone working in the building industry such as building officials, architects, engineers, architect, interior designers and builders....
Alan Shaw, formerly Chief Building Official for the City of Sarnia, enjoys his job for the challenge and solving problems with Industry partners and construction trades.
Mandy Tsang is a senior Building Official for the City of Vaughan – one of Canada’s fastest-growing municipalities. Mandy loves that she can make an impact to public health and safety in her job and as a member of the OBOA.
Don Tedford is the Chief Building Official for the Town of Hanover, County of Grey located halfway between Owen Sound and Kitchener.
Adam Clarke is a senior Building Official with the City of Kingston. He loves the flexibility of job and the diversity of the many different projects he manages that range from residential homes to complex buildings.
Mike Donnelly is a senior Building Official with the City of Vaughan, one of Canada’s fastest-growing municipalities with a strong commitment to city building including the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital – the first of its kind ‘smart hospital’. Mike loves the diversity of his community – there are over 105 different languages spoken in the City of Vaughan. He enjoys working together with a strong construction community and supportive municipal government to support safe community growth.
Matt Farrell, President of the OBOA and Chief Building Official for the Township of Huron-Kinloss loves that no two days are the same in his job. He enjoys working in and out of the office, together with the people of his community in this important role.
Norfolk County’s Chief Building Official Fritz Enzlin loves the diversity that his municipality has to offer – from commercial to residential and agricultural buildings. Hear more from Fritz on what he loves about his career as a Building Official in Norfolk County.
Sadia works as a municipal Building Official for the City of Toronto, mainly on residential homes in Toronto where a diverse multicultural population contributes to cutting-edge construction by bringing their techniques from their home countries. She loves the new challenges she tackles every day. Her most exciting project: a few homes in North York that are incorporating commercial technology into their homes. When you enter into the house, everything is techno-based. Hear why Sadia loves her job and working at the City of Toronto.
“love building science….how and why things go together to make beautiful and durable homes.”
““I really enjoy the daily challenges and working with the public. At the end of the day, I feel like I have done some good.”
“I love being able to help bring peoples dream to reality from the beginning stages to the final inspection.”
“The OBOA gave me the knowledge that I need to perform my job every day.”
“I love being a Building Official because no two days are the same. You know you are making an impact in your community.”
“I love being a Building Official because I enjoy making my community safe for people.”
“I love my job, because it’s all about helping community.”
“I love the diversity of my job being a Rural inspector in a beautiful part of Ontario.
I love working with the public to ensure their construction projects are safe, efficient and an overall enjoyable experience
“I enjoy meeting different people with every new project that starts.
“I love learning to be able to provide safer and more efficient buildings for everyone to use
“As a building official, I love making that constructive difference
“I love the challenge of proving myself capable and confident
“My career just took off. I had a manager in Bradford who believed in me…helping me to become a Building Official and in getting involved with the OBOA.”