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OBOA Courses For October & November

Virtual - Part 9 - Buildings - Structural Requirements - 2012
2021 Oct 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15
Offered By:
FULL
Prg / Comp
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
12/10
Credits:
24

Prerequisites: Any Part 9 Course

Course Description:
Part 9 Structural Requirements is a 4-day course running from 9am - noon that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over eight 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 four day (30 hour) advanced course dealing with the structural provisions of Part 9 of Division B of

the 2012 Ontario Building Code. The course material describes the provisions, their applications and limitations but does not deal specifically with the design of structural elements. This course will detail how to use Part 9 to size structural components and what to look for during inspections.

Topics to be covered include: General Structural Requirements, Loads on Buildings, Soils, Foundations, Floor Systems, Wall Systems, Conventional Roof Framing, Roof Trusses and Masonry & ICF

Virtual - OBOA Beyond the Code - Accessibility Learning Series
2021 Oct 14, 15
Offered By:
FULL
Prg / Comp
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
12/10
Credits:
12
Also Runs
2021 Nov 18, 19 (Online)

Prerequisites:

Course Description:
OBOA Beyond the Code is a 1-day course running from 9am - noon over 2 days 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.

In response to the 2019 Legislative Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 by the Honourable David Onley, the ?Beyond the Code? training program has been developed to broaden the understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and how to ensure healthy and safe environments, not only in buildings, but in all spaces.

The course material focuses on accessible design for both Building Officials and design professionals with the scope of this training extending beyond the basic technical ?barrier free? design requirements found in the Ontario Building Code regulations.

This workshop consisting of four modules, which total a full day of in-depth training, include accessibility design considerations in all spaces. Going beyond the technical requirements listed in the Code, course material provides the rationale behind the regulations with specific attention paid to why removing barriers to those with disabilities is essential in our society.

Topics:

- Accessibility and Disability

- Exterior Spaces

- Interior Spaces

- Interior Features, Washrooms, and Conclusions

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

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 9 -The House - Building Envelope - 2012
2021 Oct 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Offered By:
FULL
Full
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: none

Course Description:
Part 9 Building Envelope 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 is a five day (37 hour) basic course dealing with the construction of houses as single detached dwellings under Part 9 of Division B of the 2012 Ontario Building Code.

The course provides participants with an introduction to the 2012 Ontario Building Code. The course will focus on the perimeter building envelope including below-grade components, insulation requirements, air barrier, vapour barrier and exterior finishes.

This course concludes with an examination covering the material.

Virtual - Building Structural - 2012
2021 Oct 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Nov 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
4/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: Any Part 9 or Part 3 course

Course Description:
Building Structural 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 assists those who may wish to become more familiar with structural requirements. The goal of this course is to provide a participant-centered learning environment in order to:

- Review the specific code requirements that relate to structural provisions as indicated in the 2012 Examination Syllabus.

- Facilitate the location, understanding and application of the structural code requirements.

- 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.

The objective of this course is to help the reader understand the requirements of the 2012 Ontario Building Code Division B, applicable to building structures, and to assist candidates with preparation for the qualification examination.

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

- Describe where to apply Part 4 and Part 9 in the structural design of buildings,

- Find climatic and seismic data necessary for the structural design of buildings,

- Identify the different types of structural loads,

- Classify building by their Importance Category,

- Calculate and verify load combinations for give loading scenarios,

- Calculate and verify dead and live loads, and other combinations for buildings,

- Verify calculations for determining wind loads, using the static method,

- Identify specific earthquake provisions that apply to buildings and portions of buildings

Using Part 4:

- Calculate the specific snow and rain loads using Part 4 with given factors,

- Relate the code provisions for anchor systems and special structures including parking structures and air-supported structures,

- Recognize the importance of design of excavations and backfilling, including dewatering

For Part 9 buildings:

- Identify the importance of spans in determining snow loads,

- Recognize the limitations of conventional footings and provisions for alternate foundation types,

- Identify structural requirements for foundation walls,

- Identify the requirements to support joists, beams, structural framing, and above-grade masonry and ICF walls,

- Identify the importance of connections made at fire separations,

- Identify the anchorage, bearing and strapping/bridging requirements for floor systems, as well as wall systems and roof and ceiling construction,

- Apply structural requirements for other structural components,

- Apply structural requirements for special building types, farm buildings and renovations.

Completion of this course alone may not be sufficient preparation for the examination, for all persons. Additional independent reading and review of the Code may be required.

Neither this course, nor the qualification examination, address structural engineering principles and design methods. Additionally, the various documents referenced by the Building Code do not form part of this course , nor the qualification examination.

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.]

Virtual - HVAC House - 2012
2021 Oct 25, 26
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - ZOOM
Enrolled:
13/30
Credits:
12

Prerequisites:

Course Description:
HVAC House 2012 is a 2-day course running from 8:30am -4:30pm that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over two 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 has been designed to introduce or increase (where applicable) the concepts of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and to hone skills in terms of their ability to FIND (search the Code and identify non-familiar Code provisions), UNDERSTAND (to comprehend the language, structure and intent of a Code provision), and APPLY the Code provision(s) using case examples, situations and scenarios.

The objective of this course is to help you understand the requirements of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) applicable to the area of HVAC House (primarily dwelling units). This includes requirements contained in Division A and B, particularly Parts 1, 6, 9, 11 and 12 of the code.

This course covers the requirements of the OBC as applied to HVAC House (primarily dwelling units). Requirements for HVAC House in the OBC have been identified to have an impact on the following:

- Design and Installation

- Air Ducts

- Heating and Cooling Systems

- Heat Transfer, air leakage and condensation

- Ventilation

- Heating and Air-conditioning

- Renovation - Compliance Alternative

- Electrical

While this course will emphasize the Ministry of Municipal Affairs exam syllabi for HVAC House, 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.

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 - Residential HVAC Inspection
2021 Oct 27, 28
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - ZOOM
Enrolled:
13/30
Credits:
12

Prerequisites:

Course Description:
Residential HVAC Inspection is a 2-day course running from 8:30am - 4:30pm that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run 2 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 course examines forced air heating requirements and

related compliance and enforcement issues as per Part 6 and

Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code.

Participants in this course will be able to:

- Describe the various principles associated with space heating

and air movement.

- Identify important HVAC system terminology.

- Describe what to look for when inspecting warm air and

return air supplies.

- Describe the proper installation of ducts and plenums.

- Identify inspection issues with regard to exhaust ducts and

outlets.

- Describe typical HVAC defects that might be encountered in

houses.

- Identify inspection concerns related to heat recovery

ventilators.

Virtual - Part 3 - Large Buildings - Classification & Construction-2012
2021 Nov 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
2/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: Any Part 9

Course Description:
Part 3 Classification & Construction 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.

A 37-hour course which considers the important elements of a structure regulated by Part 3 Large buildings including mid-rise construction. This is considered to be an introduction to part 3 buildings and includes the following: building classification; separation of major occupancies; building area and height; streets; building size and construction; occupant load; fire separation/fire-resistance ratings; fire protection ratings; firewalls; closures ? Ontario Building Code requirements; fire stopping; fire blocking; provisions for fire fighting; and mezzanines and interconnected floor spaces.

This course also makes reference to other topics which are covered by additional courses and involves a written exam at the conclusion of the week.

Legal Process for Building Officials & Designers - 2012
2021 Nov 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered By:
Contact Loyalist College
Please contact the college regarding course registration.
Location:
Bancroft - Loyalist College in Bancroft, for info call Maureen at 613-334-2301
Enrolled:
0/14
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
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 - 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:
19/30
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:
14/30
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.]

Virtual - Part 9 -The House - Health & Safety - 2012
2021 Nov 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
13/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: Part 9 Building Envelope (Mandatory)

Course Description:
Part 9 Health & Safety 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 35 hour course has been designed to enable the Code practitioners to interpret and implement the principles of the 2012 Ontario Building Code during both the examination of plans and in the inspection of the health and safety components of the House. During this course you will gain the knowledge and understanding of how various Code requirements applicable to detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse or row house, are interpreted and applied in ensuring Code compliance.

The areas covered in the instructor based course include the following: Plans Examination and Permit Issuance; Design of Area and Spaces; Windows, Doors and Skylights; Stairs, Guards, and Landings; Insulation; Fire Safety and Protection; Chimney, Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Appliances; Party Walls and Sound Control; Final Interior Occupancy Inspection; and Final Exterior Inspection.

This course also makes reference to other topics which are covered by additional courses and involves a written exam at the conclusion of the course.

Virtual - Fire Protection - 2012
2021 Nov 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
14/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: You must have general knowledge of the buildnig construction process

Course Description:
Fire Protection 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.

Understand the Ontario Building Code requirements that are applicable to fire protection. In addition to an overview of all fire protection requirements contained within the Building Code, this Fire Protection - 2012 course focuses on Division B (Parts 1, 3, 6, 9 and 11) of the Code as well as Supplementary Standards SB-2, SB-3 and SB-4. This course is intended mainly for inspectors whose duties relate to plans, review or inspection regarding fire suppression, fire detection firefighting and fire safety, or for fire chiefs who have been appointed as inspectors under Division C, Sentence 1.3.4.1. (1) of the Code. It will also be useful to others who wish to prepare for the Fire Protection exam.

The following is the topical outline for the course:

1. Introduction

2. Occupancy Classification and Construction Requirements

3. Provisions for Firefighting

4. Automatic Sprinkler Systems

5. Fire Separations, closures, fire stopping, firewalls safety within floor areas, exits and chutes

6. Fire performance rating

7. Fire and sound resistance of building assemblies

8. Fire alarm and detection systems

9. Standpipe systems

10.Emergency power, lighting and protection of electri conductors

11.Ventilation

12.High building requirements

13.Interconnected floor spaces

14.Part 9-Fire separations and exits, alarm, detection, lighting and signage

15.Renovations

16.Portable classrooms, self-service storage buildings, rapid transit stations & tents and air-supported structures

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 Nov 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
16/30
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 - Introduction to Permit Administration
2021 Nov 15, 16
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - ZOOM
Enrolled:
9/30
Credits:
12

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
Introduction to Pemit Administation is a 2-day course running from 8:30am - 4:30pm and will be run over 2 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 has been designed for those with limited experience with a Municipal Building Department in an administration role. This course will introduce the participant to the Ontario Building Code and Municipal Zoning Bylaws. Participants will gain knowledge into applicable law, complete applications, inspection types, and qualifications of designers and inspectors as related to the performance of their duties.

Topics covered in the course:

- The Building Code Act (BCA) and Ontario Building Code (OBC)

- Municipal structure and Building Department Structure-? Complete Building Permit Application- Applicable Law-? Zoning- Inspections

- Other Duties

Objectives of the course:

- Identify requirements for a complete application

- Determine if submitted drawings contain all required information

- Evaluate what supporting documentation is required

- Perform initial zoning review

- Understand timelines for issuance of a permit

- Understand the inspection process

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

Virtual - OBOA Beyond the Code - Accessibility Learning Series
2021 Nov 18, 19
Offered By:
OBOA
Full
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
Credits:
12
Also Runs
2021 Oct 14, 15 (Online)

Prerequisites:

Course Description:
OBOA Beyond the Code is a 1-day course running from 9am - noon over 2 days 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.

In response to the 2019 Legislative Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 by the Honourable David Onley, the ?Beyond the Code? training program has been developed to broaden the understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and how to ensure healthy and safe environments, not only in buildings, but in all spaces.

The course material focuses on accessible design for both Building Officials and design professionals with the scope of this training extending beyond the basic technical ?barrier free? design requirements found in the Ontario Building Code regulations.

This workshop consisting of four modules, which total a full day of in-depth training, include accessibility design considerations in all spaces. Going beyond the technical requirements listed in the Code, course material provides the rationale behind the regulations with specific attention paid to why removing barriers to those with disabilities is essential in our society.

Topics:

- Accessibility and Disability

- Exterior Spaces

- Interior Spaces

- Interior Features, Washrooms, and Conclusions

Virtual - Building Services - 2012
2021 Nov 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 Dec 1, 2, 3
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
3/30
Credits:
30

Prerequisites:

Course Description:
Building Services 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 introduce or increase (where applicable) a practitioner?s knowledge of the OBC and to hone skills in terms of their ability to FIND (search the Code and identify non-familiar Code provisions), UNDERSTAND (to comprehend the language, structure and intent of a Code provision), and APPLY the Code provision(s) using case examples, situations and scenarios.

The objective of this course is to help you understand the requirements of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) applicable to the area of Building Services. This includes requirements contained in Division B, Parts 1, 3, 6, 9, 11 and 12.

This course covers the requirements of the OBC as applied to building services in all types of buildings. Requirements for building services in the OBC have been identified to have an impact on the following:

?Energy efficiency,

?Combustible and non-combustible construction,

?Fire dampers, fire separations and fire rated assemblies,

?Building fire safety,

?Safety within floor areas,

?Exits,

?Service facilities,

?Health requirements,

?Barrier-free design, and

?Heating, ventilating and air-conditioning.

Note: The course material is revised to include the changes to reflect residential fire sprinkler and related changes of the Code and Supplementary Standard SB-4 which came into force on January 1, 2014.

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

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.]

Part 8 - On-Site Sewage Systems - 2012
2021 Nov 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 Dec 1, 2, 3
Offered By:
Contact Loyalist College
Please contact the college regarding course registration.
Location:
Bancroft - Loyalist College in Bancroft, for info call Maureen at 613-334-2301
Enrolled:
0/14
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
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 - Complex Buildings - 2012
2021 Nov 29, 30 Dec 1, 2, 3
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - zOOm
Enrolled:
16/30
Credits:
18

Prerequisites: Large Buildings

Course Description:
Complex Buildings 2012 is a 3-day course running from 9am - noon that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over six 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 Complex (Vol. 1 Division B Part 3) buildings.

Some areas covered by this course include:

- Occupancy, Construction Types, Fire-Resistance ratings (review)

- SB-2, Flame spread, Smoke development (review)

- Building Fire Safety (review)

- Safety within Floor Areas (review)

- Environmental Separation/fixed ladders (review)

- Change of Use, Renovations and Compliance Alternatives

- Additional requirements for high buildings,

- SB-4 Measures for Safety in high Buildings

- Mezzanines and interconnected floor spaces

- Structural Design, HVAC, Plumbing

- Resource Conservation

- Sample Examination Questions (including all Part 3 Buildings)

- Post Course Study Plan

While this course will emphasize the Ministry of Municipal Affairs exam syllabi for Complex 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 Complex 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.]

Part10/11 Building Renovations & Change of Use - 2012.
2021 Nov 29, 30 Dec 1, 2
Offered By:
Southwestern Chapter (Lunch Included)
Location:
Dorchester - Dorchester Community Centre
Enrolled:
5/25
Credits:
24

Prerequisites: Any Part 9 Buildings OR Part 3 Large Building Course

Course Description:
This OBOA four day (30 hr.) course looks at the means of ensuring that a building?s use and occupancy is appropriate and the construction requirements due to a change-of-use in an existing building are in compliance with the appropriate parts of the code to ensure that the required performance standards are maintained. This course covers areas of the 2012 Ontario Building Code including but not limited to: requirements for permits; applicability of Parts 10 and 11; code terminology for evaluating renovation projects; building systems; occupant load; change in major occupancy; fire separations; basic and extensive renovations; example projects; site generated challenges; and change-of-use without construction.

The course also introduces accessibility and care and care treatment facilities and requirements when converting or undertaking renovations to existing buildings.

Within the course there is often reference to the fire code and while it is not the intent to delve into the fire code one should at least have an awareness of the 9.8 retrofit provisions as they may well need to be evaluated when considering part 10 and part 11 applications.

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Online Courses

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Course Title
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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Course Title
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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.