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Ontario Building Codes
15 Hours 

Course Outline: Ontario Building Codes
Prerequisite:
Participants must have a copy of the 2012 Ontario Building Code - 2 Volume Compendium. This compendium is essential for the course and the open book exam. The course focuses specifically on the 2012 Building Code, effective from January 1, 2014.
Course Overview:
This intensive course is designed to equip professionals with the expertise to confidently interpret and apply the Ontario Building Codes in residential construction projects. Emphasizing Part 9 (Housing and Small Buildings) and Part 12 (Resource Conservation), the curriculum covers related standards and processes critical to residential construction.
Course Objectives:
Comprehend the fundamental purpose and scope of the Ontario Building Codes.
Understand the governance and regulatory impact of the Building Codes on construction practices.
Assess and address soil bearing capacity issues and problematic soil conditions.
Implement structural materials and assembly methods to mitigate damage from movement.
Ensure the building envelope effectively keeps out weather and resolve related issues.
Manage sound transmission into residential units and address common noise issues.
Design and implement heating and ventilation systems to control indoor air quality.
Understand the principles, design, and operation of septic systems.
Master the installation of interior finishes in compliance with the Building Code.
Course Modules:
Module 1: Purpose & Role of the Ontario Building Codes
Purpose and Scope: Comprehend the fundamental purpose and scope of the Ontario Building Codes.
Module 2: Understanding Building Codes Governance
Regulatory Impact: Learn what the Building Codes regulate and their impact on construction practices.
Module 3: Building Code Requirements
Soil Bearing Capacity and Problematic Soil Conditions
oSoil Assessment: Assess and address soil bearing capacity issues and problematic soil conditions.
Structural Materials and Methods of Assembly
oStructural Integrity: Implement structural materials and assembly methods to mitigate damage from movement.
Building Envelope
oWeather Protection: Ensure the building envelope effectively keeps out weather and resolve related issues.
Sound Transmission
oNoise Control: Manage sound transmission into residential units and address common noise issues.
Heating and Ventilation Systems
oIndoor Air Quality: Design and implement heating and ventilation systems to control indoor air quality.
Septic Systems
oSeptic Design and Operation: Understand the principles, design, and operation of septic systems.
Interior Finishes Installation
oCode Compliance: Master the installation of interior finishes in compliance with the Building Code.
Examination:
The course culminates in a comprehensive final exam designed to test participants' mastery of the material.
Exam Details:
oDuration: 2 hours
oPassing Grade: 70%
oImportant Note: Once started, the exam timer cannot be paused or stopped.
Equip yourself with the advanced knowledge and skills required to interpret and apply the Ontario Building Codes, ensuring compliance and excellence in residential construction projects