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
- Dampproofing, waterproofing and Soil Gas control
- 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.]