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Overview

Seneca College, in co-operation with other Ontario Colleges and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, offers these courses to those interested in/or working in fields requiring knowledge of Ontario's Building Code, such as:

  • municipal employees
  • building officials
  • home inspectors
  • construction site supervisors
  • tradespeople
  • builders
  • design professionals.

These courses may also be taken in preparation for writing certain Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Building Code Identification Number examinations.


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Courses

OBC906
House Health and Safety
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Recommended Pre-requisite: OBC955

A 36-hour course based on the 2012 Ontario Building Code which deals with plan examination and inspection of the health and safety-related aspects of the house. This course includes: an introduction to the Ontario Building Code; the house - general; fire safety and protection; chimneys; fireplaces; inserts and solid-fuel-burning appliances; stairs; guards; insulation; health and comfort requirements; party walls; final interior inspections; and final exterior inspections.




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OBC907
Buildings Structural Requirements
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Recommended Pre-requisite: OBC955

A 30-hour course based on the 2012 Ontario Building Code that deals with the more complicated aspects of the structural requirements and limitations of part 9 buildings in general. This course does not deal specifically with the design of structural elements. The course addresses: getting started; the law; excavation inspection; footing and foundation inspections I; footing and foundation inspections II; structural framing inspections I; and structural framing inspections II.




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OBC928
Ontario Building Code General Legal Process
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Recommended Pre-requisite: OBC955

This course prepares students to write four qualification exams offered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing: General Legal/Process, Powers and Duties of a Chief Building Official, Designer/Legal/Process and Powers and Duties of a Registered Code Agency. Students will review key parts of the Building Code Act and the 2012 Ontario Building Code Compendium as well as provisions in Parts 10 and 11. This course prepares students to write four qualification exams offered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing: General Legal/Process, Powers and Duties of a Chief Building Official, Designer/Legal/Process and Powers and Duties of a Registered Code Agency. Students will review key parts of the Building Code Act and the 2012 Ontario Building Code Compendium as well as provisions in Parts 10 and 11.




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OBC955
Part 9: The House-Building Code Building Envelope
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A 36-hour course based on the 2012 Ontario Building Code which deals with basic part 9 house structural requirements and inspections, including the study of the building envelope. It includes: an introduction to the Ontario Building Code: difficulties confronting building inspectors; reading plans; the building permit application; the house - general; site plans; footings; foundation walls; concrete slabs on ground; roof and ceiling construction; floor construction; wall construction; and brick veneer and structural components.




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OBC988
Part 9 - Buildings - Fire Protection
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Recommended Pre-requisite: OBC955

This 30-hour course based on the 2012 Ontario Building Code deals with the more advanced requirements for the design and verification of fire-resistance ratings commonly found in more complex part 9 buildings. This course includes: required fire-separations due to building classification; separation of major occupancies; separation of service spaces and exits; penetrations of fire separations; means of egress; exit facilities; fire protection; and suppression methods.




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Tarion Warranty Corporation

Completion of OBC906, OBC907, OBC955 and OBC988 courses are considered equivalent to the Core Competency for Tarion Warranty Corporation's Builder Education Requirements. Completion of these courses will be considered by Tarion as achievement of Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing recognition for competency in Part 9 of the Building Code. To receive an exemption from Tarion for successful completion of these courses, please visit the Tarion's website to register.

Building Code Identification Numbers (BCIN)

A Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) is issued by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and is unique to each practitioner.  To obtain a BCIN, or to determine which examinations you may need to write for specific occupations, look for information and an application at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website.

Building Code training helps candidates prepare for Building Code Examinations. Taking and passing a course, however, is NOT equivalent to passing a Building Code examination.

Program Contacts

FCE Business
fce.business@senecacollege.ca


Emiliano Introcaso
Academic Program Manager
Emiliano.Introcaso@senecacollege.ca