Technical Training courses for 2012 OBC updates
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OBOA Courses For December & January
Exterior Insulating Sheathing
This is a Web-based, three 10 minute lessons hosted on OBOA e-learning LMS (Learning Management System).
This web-based course utilizes the core material from the in-class sessions delivered to OBOA members. It extends the reach of the in-class course to building officials and municipalities not served by the current in-class offering.
Exterior insulating sheathings increase the thermal resistance of above grade walls, they reduce the incidence of thermal bridging and can also act as both a weather barrier and as the primary air barrier within the wall assembly. From a building code perspective these sheathing materials require building officials to understand the code requirements and the underlying building science mechanisms related to: Protection from weather and the uncontrolled movement of air and water vapour, Wall bracing and sheathing thickness requirements, Protection from interstitial moisture, Rain shedding including flashing protection around windows and at the bottom of the wall. Building officials should understand the range of product types on the market and the new novel uses these products are beginning to enjoy.
This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing Code Practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in the practice of interpretation and implementation of the principles of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) with respect to Houses Division C, Row 1, Table 18.104.22.168. as it is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the OBC that apply to all Houses as defined in the OBC. While this course will emphasize the Ministry of Municipal Affairs exam syllabus for Houses, participants must have a basic understanding of the OBC and requirements contained therein in order to be successful when challenging exams. This course will assist in learning how to find applicable OBC requirements and through the exercises contained herein will focus on creating understanding so that the participant may correctly interpret and apply the regulations. This course should also assist participants in identifying those areas of the OBC where additional instruction and study may be required in order to be successful in challenging the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Examinations.
This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing code practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in interpreting and implementing of the principles of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) in regards to the requirements and specifications for Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) in houses.
Legal Process for Building Officials and Designers
This course is designed primarily for building officials and Registered Code Agencies (RCAs) as preparation to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) legal qualification examination for inspectors, CBO's or RCA's. The course can also be an excellent training and preparation tool for designers preparing to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs legal qualification examination.
This course is based on the 2012 Ontario Building Code and the MMA syllabus available at the time of writing. This course is intended as an overview to assist building officials, RCAs and designers in examination preparation and is not intended as an 'in depth' training tool. Individuals seeking more information regarding the legal processes as they apply to building officials are encouraged to follow up this course with the "Building Officials and the Law" Course also offered through OBOA.