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OBOA Courses For September & October

Virtual - Part 3 - Large Buildings - Classification & Construction-2012
2020 Oct 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
12/25
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: Any Part 9

Course Description:
Part 3 Classification & Construction is a 5-day course running from 9am - noon (full day October 13th) 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.

Virtual - Part 9 - Buildings - Fire Protection - 2012
2020 Oct 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
6/25
Credits:
24

Prerequisites: Any Part 9 Course

Course Description:
Part 9 Fire Protection 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 is an OBOA four day (30 hour) more advanced course dealing with building permit requirements and plan review of Part 9 buildings where the 2012 Ontario Building Code requires fire separations because of building and occupancy classification. The course will also address fire protection features such as exiting, means of egress, wayward finding, service spaces, fire alarm and detection, suppression methods and the effective inspection of these fire protection features.

Virtual - Residential Plumbing Inspection
2020 Oct 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
4/25
Credits:
18

Prerequisites: Noine

Course Description:
Residential Plumbing Inspection is a 3-day course running from 9am - noon 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 course is an introduction for inspectors to Residential Plumbing Systems. Participants in this course will be able to:

1. Describe the Plumbing Model, and key concepts.

2. Properly use important plumbing system terminology.

3. Describe sewer, drain, and waste management systems.

4. Describe water service systems.

5. Describe water distribution systems.

6. Describe venting, stacks & waste pipes.

7. Describe fixtures, appliances, and Part 9 plumbing.

8. Describe typical plumbing defects that might be encountered in houses.

Participants must supply their own copy of the 2012 Ontario Building Code Volumes 1 & 2.

Virtual - Land Use Planning and Zoning Enforcement- 2016
2020 Oct 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
7/25
Credits:
18

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
Land Use and Zoning Enforcement is a 3-day course running from 9am - noon 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.

Formerly Community Planning and Zoning Administration.

A 20-hour course, revised and updated in 2016, designed for building officials who require a general knowledge of community planning and a working knowledge of the purpose and effect of zoning but who do not process planning applications. At the end of this course, the student will have sufficient knowledge of the importance of the subject matter to: understand the importance of land use planning to the province, municipality and the public; identify the legislative authority for planning in the province and recognize the most important components of this legislation that have a direct effect on his/her job responsibilities, understand the general purpose and contents of an official plan and the role that an official plan plays with respect to local planning functions; understand the purposes and generic contents of a zoning by-law, different types of zoning by-laws and amendment procedures; recognize problem areas that may arise from conflicts between planning decisions or regulations and responsibilities under the Building Code Act or building code requirements and identify mechanisms to resolve such problems; recognize other planning tools, the role of the committee of adjustment, and minor variances and non-conforming uses; understand the procedures and requirements of zoning administration and the use of letters of compliance.

Note: A final exam mark falling between (0%-39%) is considered a fail and the student will have to re-take the course. A one-time re-write is offered if a passing mark falls between (40%-69%). A fee of $40.00 is payable to the OBOA prior to the exam being issued to the Proctor. Responding to the OBOA Provincial Office after 60 days from the date of notification of the re-write dissolves the option to a re-write an exam. The re-write can be proctored by, a course facilitator, a CBO, Municipal Clerk or at the OBOA Provincial Office. If you fail a second time, you will be obliged to take the course again.

Small Buildings - 2012
2020 Oct 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Offered By:
Contact Loyalist College
Please contact the college regarding course registration.
Location:
Bancroft - Loyalist College in Bancroft, for info call Maureen at 613-332-1743 Ext. 240
Enrolled:
0/14
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: House

Course Description:
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 - Health & Safety - 2012
2020 Oct 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
4/25
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
2020 Oct 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Nov 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
11/25
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 - Instructor Training Course
2020 Oct 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Nov 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
2/25
Credits:
30

Prerequisites:

Course Description:
Instructor Training Course 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.

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for the effective delivery of the Ontario Building Officials Association courses. The course consists of five modules: 1. Introduction; 2. The Principles of Adult Education; 3. The Principles of Teaching; 4. Teaching the OBOA Courses; and 5. The Practicum.

Note: Please email your CV to training@oboa.on.ca

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Courses For November, December & January

Virtual - House - 2012
2020 Nov 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
2/25
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 - Large Buildings - 2012
2020 Nov 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
9/25
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 3 - Large Buildings - Health & Safety - 2012
2020 Nov 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
6/25
Credits:
30

Prerequisites: Part 3 Classification & Construction (Mandatory)

Course Description:
Part 3 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 five day (35 hour) course has been designed to enable Code practitioners to interpret and implement the Health and Safety requirements within Division B, Part 3 of the 2012 Ontario Building Code. It includes the following topics: review of Classification & Separation of Major Occupancies; Spatial Separation & Exposure Protection; Exits; Lighting & Emergency Power; Flame Spread Rating & Interior Finishes; Service Spaces & Rooms; Egress & Exiting from Mezzanines; Interconnected Floor Space; Health Requirements; Fire Alarm & Detection Systems & Barrier Free Design.

This course concludes with an examination covering the material.

Virtual - Legal Process for Building Officials & Designers - 2012
2020 Nov 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
1/25
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
2020 Nov 9, 10, 12, 13
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
2/25
Credits:
12

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
Introduction to Pemit Administation is a 2-day course running from 9am - noon and will be run over four 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 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 - SB-12 Energy Efficiency for Housing - 2017
2020 Nov 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
1/25
Credits:
12

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
SB 12 Energy Efficiency for Housing is a 2-day course running from 9am - noon that has been updated to the January 1, 2020 OBC requirements and will be run over five 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 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 - Building Services - 2012
2020 Nov 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
12/25
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.]

Virtual - Complex Buildings - 2012
2020 Nov 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
6/25
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.]

Virtual - Part 8 - On-Site Sewage Systems - 2012
2020 Nov 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 Dec 1, 2, 3, 4
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
1/25
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.]

Part 8 - On-Site Sewage Systems - 2012
2020 Nov 30 Dec 1, 2, 3, 4
Offered By:
Contact Loyalist College
Please contact the college regarding course registration.
Location:
Bancroft - Loyalist College in Bancroft, for info call Maureen at 613-332-1743 Ext. 240
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 - Small Buildings - 2012
2020 Nov 30 Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Offered By:
OBOA
Location:
Online - Zoom
Enrolled:
6/25
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.]

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Online Courses

Category
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.
Category
Course Title
Location
Offered By
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.