Building Code Training

The Housing Branch of the OFNTSC is pleased to announce a training calendar for Building Code Course's for the year 2009. Over the next year the Housing Program will be facilitating Building Code training in centralized areas servicing Tribal Councils and First Nations.

Prerequisites: Trainee's may be asked to complete introductory or first-level courses in order to take some of the following courses. Course facilitators will assume that Trainee's entering higher-level courses posses the prerequisite knowledge and will course pace accordingly. Trainee's who have not taken the prerequisite courses may apply and attend higher-level courses, however, they do so at the risk of being left behind.

These courses are intended to provide advanced, in-depth technical training in the Building Code, and associated standards and regulations. There is an examination at the end of each course. An overall grade of at least 70% is required for successful completion. Individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a Ministry of Housing course certificate. 

Courses offered over the next few months will be:

Part 9: The House - Building Envelope
This is a five day (37 hour) basic Part 9 course dealing with plan examination & inspections of the house structure and the building envelope. It includes the following topics:
An Introduction to the OBC; The House - General; Difficulties Confronting Building Inspectors; Reading Plans; Building Permit Application; Site Plans; Footings; Foundation Walls; Concrete Slabs on Ground; Roof and Ceiling Construction; Floor Construction; Wall Construction; Other Structural Components.

Note: This course and Part 9: The House - Health & Safety comprise the former Part 9 - The House
Prerequisites: None
Reference Material: Building Code

Part 9: The House - Health & Safety
This is a five day (37 hour) basic Part 9 course on the plan examination and inspection of health & safety related aspects of the house. It includes the following topics: An Introduction to the OBC; The House - General; Fire Safety & Protection; Chimneys; Fireplaces; Inserts & Solid-fuel-burning Appliances; Stairs; Guards; Insulation; Health & Comfort Requirements; Party Walls; Final Interior Inspection; Final Exterior Inspection; Inspection Field Trip.

Note: This course and Part 9: The House - Building Envelope comprise the former Part 9 - The House
Prerequisites: None
Reference Material: Building Code

Part 9 Buildings - Structural Requirements
This is a four day (30 hour) more advanced course dealing with the structural requirements and limitations of Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code. This course does not deal specifically with the design of structural elements.
The course addresses: excavations; footings and foundations (including general principals of concrete mix design; cold and hot-weather concreting); transfer of forces acting on a building; trusses; spatial separations and exposure protection as they apply to the structural elements of a building.

Note: This course and Part 9 Buildings - HVAC & Fire Protection comprise the former Part 9 - Technical.

Prerequisites: a Part 9: The House course
Reference Material: Building Code, calculator

Part 9 Buildings - HVAC & Fire Protection
This is a four day (30 hour) more advanced course dealing with the design and verification of fire-resistance ratings; where the code requires fire separations because of building classification, separation of major occupancies, service spaces and exits including penetrations of fire separations. Addressed as well are the topics of means of egress, exit facilities and fire protection and suppression methods.

Note: This course and Part 9 Structural Requirements comprise the former Part 9 - Technical.
Prerequisites: a Part 9: The House course
Reference Material: Building Code, calculator 

For dates and locations please view the interactive calendar either on the home page or at the top of your screen.

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