Understanding The Ontario Building Code

Heighten your awareness of non-complying construction, reduce project errors and costs, and achieve project deadlines.

This full day seminar will provide you with an overview of the current structure of the Ontario Building Code. It will help you understand essential objectives of the Building Code as it relates to building design and building construction. It will help you identify non-compliant construction in advance and manage the regulatory requirements for building construction.

A seasoned certified Ontario Building Code Official with experience in both construction management and the Ontario Building Code will discuss how your business can enhance its knowledge of the Building Code and relationship with regulatory bodies in today's building construction challenges.

Ontario Building Code (OBC):

  • Learn how to navigate the Ontario Building Code (OBC)
  • Your responsibility under The Ontario Building Code Act (BCA)
  • The powers and duties of building inspectors
  • Understand compliance options
  • Enhance communication between your business and building authorities/building departments
  • Provisions for an early construction start
  • Understand the difference between substantial completion certificates and OBC occupancy certificate requirements

Course Topics:

  • Principle objectives of building codes
  • An overview of the structure of the OBC
  • Classification of buildings by major occupancy
  • The Ontario Building Code Act (BCA)
  • Various roles of building construction stakeholders
  • Building permits, other permits and applicable law
  • The building permit drawings and specifications
  • Mandatory notices of inspection
  • "Orders" to comply
  • Consultants' review of construction and related reports
  • Contractors', trades', suppliers' and manufacturers' responsibilities within the OBC

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who is a stakeholder in building construction: owners, managers, project leaders, construction superintendents, contractors, general contractors, trades, suppliers, manufacturers, financial institutions and Gold Seal candidates (1 SIC)

Participants will require access to the 2012 Ontario Building Code Compendium. The hard copy can be purchased at Service Ontario Publications or from www.orderline.com (they also publish a loose leaf binder and the pricing is very reasonable and affordable).

Please note the information obtained from or through this course does not constitute legal advice, but is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes.

Mar. 30 & 31, 2022
Wed. & Thu. 8:30am – 12pm ET
Virtual class
TCA member:
$200.00 + HST
$300.00 + HST