Ensuring Compliance With the Ontario Building Code

Online /
Aug 18 - 21, 2020 /
Course Code: 0815-ONL20

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  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please Note:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:00 am to 3:30 pm EST (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • develop valuable knowledge on key parts and interpretation of the Ontario Building Code 2012
  • discover what new areas of the New Building Code
  • discover how municipalities are enforcing the Ontario Building Code
  • find out how the objective based codes can work to your advantage and save thousands of dollars
  • enforce rules of construction in future preventing litigation, reducing risk of costly building

The 2012 Ontario Building Code Compendium is divided into a number of parts dealing with the size and the use of the building as well as parts dealing with various specialty fields involved in the design of building elements (e.g. Non-combustible construction, Barrier free) This course is focused on how to use the 2012 Ontario Building Code. It is of a general nature and will teach you and familiarize you with finding the pertinent section dealing with the subject matter.  It specifically deals with the use of the Ontario Building code and which parts apply to the different types of buildings. This is an interactive course where you are working with the code as well as the instructor with real examples.

Students are required to purchase and bring their copy of the current Ontario Building Code Compendium amended Jan. 1, 2020 to the course.

Course Outline:

  • The Building Code Act
  • Fire Protection, Occupant Load, Occupant Safety and Accessibility
  • Combustible Construction
  • Building Size and Construction Relative to Occupancy
  • Fire Alarm and Detection
  • Additional Requirements for High Buildings
  • Emergency Lighting and Power Supply
  • Exit Requirements
  • Vertical Transportation
  • Plumbing

Who Should Attend
Building officials • Building code, Architectural and Engineering Consultants • Home Inspectors • Designers • Developers • Individuals who are required to achieve compliance • Persons who want to prepare to write provincial examinations in order to receive a BCIN Registration

More Information


Please Note:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:00 am to 3:30 pm EST (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

Day one:

  • Introductions
  • The Building Code Act
  • Appointment of Chief Building Officials & Inspectors
  • Orders/Appeals
  • High level overview of Divisions A, B & C
  • Part 3
  • Classification of buildings
  • Compartmentation

Day two:

  • Fire Alarms
  • Firefighter’s access
  • Sprinklers
  • High Buildings
  • Smoke control
  • Elevators for first responders
  • Safety in various floor areas

Day three:

  • Types of construction (combustible/non-combustible)
  • Fire resistance ratings and fire separations
  • Flame spread
  • Mezzanines
  • Interconnected floor areas
  • Smoke control
  • Exit requirements

Day four:

  • Service areas
  • Special building types, (portable classrooms, tents, public pools etc.)
  • Structural design
  • HVAC/Plumbing
  • Onsite sewage
  • Part 9 buildings


Albert Peach, CBCO, CRBO, CET, MAATO

Albert J Peach has over 30 years of Code enforcement and interpretation coupled with in excess of a decade of teaching Code specific courses to Building Officials, engineers, architects and designers.


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Fee & Credits

$1895 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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