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Courses For September, October & November

Virtual - SB-12 Energy Efficiency for Housing - 2017
2021 Sep 7, 8, 9, 10
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
5/30
Credits:
12

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
SB 12 Energy Efficiency for Housing is a 2-day course running from 9am - noon over 4 days that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This platform will allow for interactive instruction, and the recording of the sessions will allow you to view any that you miss. In addition, holding the course over a number of days, will allow for self-study to occur in between sessions for a blended model of delivery that gives you the ability to get the most out of the course materials.

This OBOA course is focused on Ontario Regulation 332/12 as amended; Supplementary Standard SB-12 - including revisions released July 7, 2016. The course will provide a review of building science principles (heat, air, and moisture) and House-As-A-System learning objectives. The course will assist participants to become familiar with not only the content of the SB-12 regulation, but also the ?objectives? of the code relating to carbon reduction and energy efficiency. Training will also focus on the administration of the regulation from both a design review and technical perspective ? to the more practical field inspection and construction process. Best practices and building science principles encouraging health and comfort of occupants with elements related to HVAC, ventilation and indoor air quality will also be stressed.

Virtual - Plumbing All Buildings - 2012
2021 Sep 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - ZOOM
Enrolled:
4/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: Plumbing House

Course Description:
Plumbing All Buildings 2012 is a 5-day course running from 8:30am - 4:30pm that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over five full-day sessions on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This platform will allow for interactive instruction, and the recording of the sessions will allow you to view any that you miss. In addition, holding the course over a number of days, will allow for self-study to occur in between sessions for a blended model of delivery that gives you the ability to get the most out of the course materials.

This OBOA course explains the theory that is the basis for the provisions of the Code that regulate drainage, venting and water systems Assistance will be provided to the participant in learning how to find and apply applicable OBC requirements. Through the exercises contained herein, it 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.

The areas covered in the instructor-led course are:

- Materials and Equipment

- Piping

- Drainage Systems

- Venting Systems

- Potable Water Systems

- Non-Potable Water Systems

This course also assists those who may wish to become more familiar with aspects of Plumbing - All Buildings. The goal of this course is to provide a participant-centered learning environment in order to:

- Review the specific code requirements that relate to Plumbing ? All Buildings as indicated in the 2012 Examination Syllabus.

- Facilitate the location, understanding and application of the code requirements dealing with Plumbing ? All Buildings.

- Evaluate the accuracy of the participant?s application of these code requirements to the problems provided.

- Propose and justify code specific solutions to participant questions and concerns.

Upon completion of this overview course, learners will be better able to:

- Relate Code requirements that govern plumbing

- Determine the requirements applicable to specific plumbing systems

- Identify deficiencies in plumbing design and installation

- Develop a plan of action to inspect plumbing installations

- Become familiar with plans of buildings and drawings of plumbing installations

This course is designed to help prepare individuals to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Plumbing All Buildings qualification examination, the common element for all areas of MMA qualification.

No examination is included with this course.

[Visit the Humber College's website http://humber.ca/buildingcodeexams/ to schedule the applicable Examination, including payment of examination fees.]

Virtual - Legal Process for Building Officials & Designers - 2012
2021 Sep 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
4/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
Legal Process for Building Officials & Designers 2012 is a 5-day course running from 9am - noon that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over ten half-day sessions on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This platform will allow for interactive instruction, and the recording of the sessions will allow you to view any that you miss. In addition, holding the course over a number of days, will allow for self-study to occur in between sessions for a blended model of delivery that gives you the ability to get the most out of the course materials.

Who is this course for?

The Legal Process for Building Officials & Designers course is intended as an introduction to the legal process for all building officials, persons authorized by RCAs and individuals considering entering the world of Building Code administration in Ontario. The Legal Process for Building Officials course can also be an excellent training and preparation tool for designers preparing to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs legal qualification examination.

Beyond gaining a basic knowledge of the legal process related to building code administration, the course is designed to help prepare individuals to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs legal qualification examination, the common element for all areas of MMA qualification.

While all participants are encouraged to complete all 15 Chapters of the course, Chapters 1 through 12 are intended for all code practitioners and Chapters 13 through 15 provide information for Chief Building Officials, aspiring Chief Building Officials, Inspectors who have the same powers and duties as the Chief Building Official in relation to sewage systems or plumbing, Inspectors who are Supervisors and Managers of Inspectors and Registered Code Agencies.

The Legal Process for Building Officials & Designers Course is a prerequisite course for the Building Officials and the Law.

Course Objectives

In addition to explaining the structure of the 2012 Ontario Building Code, how the Act is linked to the provisions of the Code and the identification of the Principal Authority, the course addresses the following topics:

- Understanding Roles and the Legal Framework of the Act

- Various Qualifications and Registration under the Act and the Code

- Permit Applications and the Issuance Process for Permits

- Exercising Lawful Entry

- The Inspection and Compliance Processes

- The Occupancy Process

- Co-operation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution under the Act

- Offences, Liability and Immunity from Actions

- Change of Use and Renovations, and

- Complying with Division B.

Examination

No examination is included with this course.

NOTE: George Brown Students taking General Legal Process and Powers and Duties 2012 through OBOA will be required to write the exam for this course through George Brown College (GBC) for this course to qualify towards the OBOA/GBC - Building Officials Fundamentals Certificate.

[Visit the Humber College's website http://humber.ca/buildingcodeexams/ to schedule the applicable Legal Examination, including payment of examination fees.]

Virtual - SB-10 Energy Efficiency for Buildings - 2017
2021 Sep 20, 21, 22, 23
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
0/30
Credits:
12

Prerequisites: none

Course Description:
SB 10 Energy Efficiency for Housing is a 2-day course running from 9am - noon over 4 days that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This platform will allow for interactive instruction, and the recording of the sessions will allow you to view any that you miss. In addition, holding the course over a number of days, will allow for self-study to occur in between sessions for a blended model of delivery that gives you the ability to get the most out of the course materials.

Course materials will provide a review of the administrative and regulation provisions of Part 12 and SB-10 focusing on Divisions 1, 3 and 5 as well as performance path and energy modelling. Application of SB-10 to renovations and additions will be touched upon. The primary goal of this course is to enable building officials and designers to knowledgably apply the SB-10 regulation to new buildings.

Exam will be provided on the final day of the course.

This OBOA course is focused on Ontario Regulation 332/12 as amended; Supplementary Standard SB-10 - including revisions released December 22, 2016 and will be of benefit to building officials, designers, architects, energy efficiency specialists and other industry representatives.

Virtual - House - 2012
2021 Sep 27, 28, 29, 30 Oct 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
2/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites:

Course Description:
Part 1 House 2012 is a 5-day course running from 9am - noon that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over ten half-day sessions on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This platform will allow for interactive instruction, and the recording of the sessions will allow you to view any that you miss. In addition, holding the course over a number of days, will allow for self-study to occur in between sessions for a blended model of delivery that gives you the ability to get the most out of the course materials.

This OBOA 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 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) with respect to Houses (Vol. 1 Division B Part 9).

It is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the OBC that apply to all Houses as defined in the OBC as

A detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse or row house:

1) containing not more than two dwelling units in each house

2) three or fewer storeys in building height

3) having a building area not exceeding 600 m2

4) used for major occupancies classified as Group C-residential occupancies.

This course is designed to make use of your previous understanding of the Ontario Building Code, training, education and on the job experience. While this course will emphasize the Ministry of Municipal Affairs exam syllabi for Houses, participants must have a basic understanding of the OBC and requirements contained therein in order to be successful when taking exams.

This course will assist in learning how to find and apply applicable OBC requirements. Through the exercises contained herein, it 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.

The areas covered in the instructor-led course are:

- Basics of Structural Design Requirements,

- Stairs, ramps, handrails and guards

- Fire Protection

- Sound Control

- Excavation

- Dampproofing, waterproofing and Soil Gas control

- Drainage

- Footings and foundations

- Attic and Roof Spaces

- ICF Walls

- Wood Frame Construction

- Heat transfer, air leakage and condensation control

Other House topics will be covered during assigned self-led instruction and practice each evening and will be reviewed in depth the following morning during the instructor-led session.

No examination is included with this course.

[Visit the Humber College's website http://humber.ca/buildingcodeexams/ to schedule the applicable Examination, including payment of examination fees.]

Virtual - Building Officials & the Law
2021 Oct 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
10/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: General Legal/Legal Process

Course Description:
Building Officials and the Law is a 5-day course running from 9am - noon and will be run over ten half-day sessions on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This platform will allow for interactive instruction, and the recording of the sessions will allow you to view any that you miss. In addition, holding the course over a number of days, will allow for self-study to occur in between sessions for a blended model of delivery that gives you the ability to get the most out of the course materials.

Who is this course for?

- Mandatory course for CBCO and BCQ certification

- To the extent that the material is relevant it is also of significance to new and veteran

- CBO, I/CBO-P, I/CBO-SS, DCBO

- Inspectors who are Supervisors and Managers of Inspectors

- RCA's

- Persons authorized by RCA's

- Those designers who want to enhance their knowledge of the legal processes under and around the BCA

- Required for all CBCO/BCQ Streams

Course Objectives

- Introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act - responsibilities of employees and supervisors and their rights and extracts from selected regulations

- Overview of the legal environment within which a Building Inspector operates

- Review procedures to exercising lawful entry

- Tips to achieve professional conduct and to enhance communications skills

- Explanation of the nature of evidence - Preparation and use of notes and inspection reports

- Generalities of the inspection process and informal and formal means to obtaining compliance with the BCA and the OBC

- Procedures under Parts I and III of the Provincial Offences Act

- Identification of personal information and authority to collect and release same under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

- Preparing a court brief and getting ready to go to court

- Court decorum and the Building Inspector as a witness

Exam will be on the final day of the course.

Virtual - Small Buildings - 2012
2021 Oct 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
0/30
Credits:
30
Also Runs
2021 Jun 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (Online)

Prerequisites: House

Course Description:
Small Buildings 2012 is a 5-day course running from 9am - noon that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over ten half-day sessions on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This platform will allow for interactive instruction, and the recording of the sessions will allow you to view any that you miss. In addition, holding the course over a number of days, will allow for self-study to occur in between sessions for a blended model of delivery that gives you the ability to get the most out of the course materials.

This OBOA 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 Small (Vol. 1 Division B Part 9) buildings.

It is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the OBC that apply to all Small Buildings defined in the OBC as

1) three or fewer storeys in building height

2) having a building area not exceeding 600 m2

3) used for major occupancies classified as Group C-residential occupancies, D-business and personal services occupancies, E-mercantile occupancies or Group F-2 medium hazard industrial occupancies and Group F-3- low hazard industrial occupancies.

While this course will emphasize the Ministry of Municipal Affairs exam syllabi for Small buildings, participants must have a basic understanding of the OBC and requirements contained therein in order to be successful when challenging exams.

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.

Some areas covered by this course include:

- Special Structures and Basics of Structural Requirements

- Design of Area and Space

- Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards

- Means of Egress

- Fire Protection

- Plumbing

- Public Pools and Spa

- Resource Conservation

- Sample Examination Questions

- Other Small Building Topics (Floors-On-Ground, Above Grade Masonry and ICF, Wood Frame Construction, Electric Facilities

- Post Course Study Plan

No examination is included with this course.

[Visit the Humber College's website http://humber.ca/buildingcodeexams/ to schedule the applicable Examination, including payment of examination fees.]

Virtual - Part 8 - On-Site Sewage Systems - 2012
2021 Nov 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
0/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
Part 8 On-Site Sewage Systems 2012 is a 5-day course running from 9am - noon that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over ten half-day sessions on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This platform will allow for interactive instruction, and the recording of the sessions will allow you to view any that you miss. In addition, holding the course over a number of days, will allow for self-study to occur in between sessions for a blended model of delivery that gives you the ability to get the most out of the course materials.

This OBOA 5 day (35 hr.) course deals with the fundamental requirements related to the administration and enforcement of the 2012 Ontario Building Code as related to private on-site Sewage Systems with design capacity less than 10,000 Litres per day. The regulatory requirements related to these systems are generally found under Div. B., Part 8 of the Code, but do also include and refer to substantial portions of Division C of the OBC, the Act as well as the Supplementary Standards SB5 and SB6. Designed as an introduction to the fundamental principles behind the topic, the course addresses the following topics and areas;

- duties and responsibilities under the Act as related to Sewage systems

- Site evaluations, Test Pits and T-Times,

- Characteristics and distinguishing of Systems and Design Flows,

- Design and Construction of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Sewage Systems,

- Inspection and Review of Class 1,2,3,4 and 5 Sewage systems,

- Operation and Maintenance minimum requirements for existing systems, and

- Occupational Health and Safety as related to sewage system inspection or enforcement.

[Visit the Humber College's website http://humber.ca/buildingcodeexams/ to schedule the applicable Legal Examination, including payment of examination fees.]

Virtual - Large Buildings - 2012
2021 Nov 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
0/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
Large Buildings 2012 is a 5-day course running from 9am - noon that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over ten half-day sessions on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This platform will allow for interactive instruction, and the recording of the sessions will allow you to view any that you miss. In addition, holding the course over a number of days, will allow for self-study to occur in between sessions for a blended model of delivery that gives you the ability to get the most out of the course materials.

This OBOA 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 Large (Vol. 1 Division B Part 3) buildings.

Some areas covered by this course include:

- Occupancy, Construction Types, Fire-Resistance ratings

- SB-2, Flame spread, Smoke development

- Building Fire Safety (Passive)

- Building Fire Safety (Active)

- Safety within Floor Areas

- Exits, Means of Egress

- Vertical Transportation/Service Spaces/Environmental Separation & fixed ladders

- Health Requirements/Barrier Free/Portable Classrooms/Self Service Storage buildings

- Public Pools/Rapid Transit Stations/Signs/Shelf and Rack Storage Systems

- Change of Use/Renovations

- Structural Design, HVAC, Plumbing

- Resource Conservation

- Sample Examination Questions

- Post Course Study Plan

While this course will emphasize the Ministry of Municipal Affairs exam syllabi for Large buildings, participants must have a basic understanding of the entire Part 3 OBC and requirements contained therein in order to be successful when challenging the Large Building exam.

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.

No examination is included with this course.

[Visit the Humber College's website http://humber.ca/buildingcodeexams/ to schedule the applicable Examination, including payment of examination fees.]

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Online Courses

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Location
Offered By
Exterior Insulating Sheathing
Offered By: OBOA
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.
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House 2012
Offered By: OBOA
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 3.5.2.1. 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.
HVAC House
Offered By: OBOA
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
Offered By: OBOA
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.