Understanding The Ontario Building Code: An Overview

Heighten your awareness of non-complying construction, reduce project errors and costs, and achieve project deadlines.

This full day seminar will provide you with an overview of the current structure of the Ontario Building Code. It will help you understand essential objectives of the Building Code as it relates to building design and building construction. It will help you identify non-compliant construction in advance and manage the regulatory requirements for building construction.

A seasoned certified Ontario Building Code Official with experience in both construction management and the Ontario Building Code will discuss how your business can enhance its knowledge of the Building Code and relationship with regulatory bodies in today's building construction challenges.

Ontario Building Code (OBC):

  • Learn how to navigate the Ontario Building Code (OBC)
  • Your responsibility under The Ontario Building Code Act (BCA)
  • The powers and duties of building inspectors
  • Understand compliance options
  • Enhance communication between your business and building authorities/building departments
  • Provisions for an early construction start
  • Understand the difference between substantial completion certificates and OBC occupancy certificate requirements

Course Topics:

  • Principle objectives of building codes
  • An overview of the structure of the OBC
  • Classification of buildings by major occupancy
  • The Ontario Building Code Act (BCA)
  • Various roles of building construction stakeholders
  • Building permits, other permits and applicable law
  • The building permit drawings and specifications
  • Mandatory notices of inspection
  • "Orders" to comply
  • Consultants' review of construction and related reports
  • Contractors', trades', suppliers' and manufacturers' responsibilities within the OBC

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for Building Designers, Home Builders and the ICI industry , General Contractors Construction Superintendents and Managers, Property Managers, trades, suppliers, manufacturers ,owners.

Gold Seal Credit: 1

Participants will require access to the 2012 Ontario Building Code Compendium. The hard copy can be purchased at Service Ontario Publications or from www.orderline.com (they also publish a loose leaf binder and the pricing is very reasonable and affordable).

Please note the information obtained from or through this course does not constitute legal advice, but is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes.

Feb. 1, 2024 Thu. 9am – 4pm ET
OR Oct. 2, 2024 Wed. 9am – 4pm ET
TCA office – 70 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill L4B 1H1
Gus Mastroianni, AATO, OACETT,CBCO, Retiree – Manager of
Regulatory Services, City of Richmond Hill
TCA member:
$400.00 + HST
$500.00 + HST
INSTRUCTOR: Gus Mastroianni, AATO, OACETT,CBCO, Retiree – Manager of Regulatory Services, City of Richmond Hill

Gus Mastroianni has over 40 years experience in multiple capacities within the private and public sectors of the the land / building development and Building Regulatory Industry throughout Ontario. He has a proven record in research, planning, policy development, and education and training in construction management and The Ontario Building Code.