OBC928 - Ontario Building Code General Legal Process

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Last revision date 2017-11-13 10:39:28.008
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Subject Title
Ontario Building Code General Legal Process

Subject Description
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.

Credit Status
None

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the role and legal framework of the Building Code Act
  • Understand qualifications and registration under the Act and the Ontario Building Code
  • Describe a permit application and the process for issuing permits
  • Explain someone excercising lawful entry
  • Describe inspection and compliance processes
  • Explain the occupancy process
  • Compare and contrast co-operation, conflict and explain dispute resolution under the Building Code Act
  • Describe the concepts of Offences, Liability and Immunity from Action
  • Understand the implications of change of use in renovations
  • Describe the powers and duties of the Chief Building Offician and Registered Code Agency.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
Recommended OBC955

Topic Outline
Topics/Content Modules include:

  • Introduction
  • Council and the enforcement of the BCA
  • Roles and legal framework of the BCA
  • Qualifications and registration under the BCA and the OBC
  • Issuance process for permit applications
  • Exercising lawful entry
  • Inspections and Compliance Process
  • Occupancy Process
  • Co-operation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution
  • Offences, Liability and Immunity from Actions
  • Change of Use
  • Powers and Duties of the CBO and the RCA

Mode of Instruction
Lectures combined with case studies, group discussions and practical exercises.

Prescribed Texts
Part 9 - General Legal/Process - 2012 - Participant Manual, Orderline.com
2012 Building Code Compendium (2 Volume Binder Set), Ontario Building Code Products, Vendor:  Ontario Building Code

Reference Material
None

Required Supplies
None

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
Final Exam 100%

Students must achieve a minimum grade fo 70%, as required by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 

Passing students will receive a grade of SAT - Satisfactory.

Academic Program Manager
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso