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DATE
PROVINCE OR JURISDICTION
NEWS
19-JAN-2023ONTARIO
Electricity Act, 1998
2021 Ontario Electrical Safety Code
Sam Loggia, Manager, Strategic Initiatives, of CSA Group’s Energy, Electrical Sector, advised on November 10, 2022 that the following revised Ontario Electrical Safety Code Bulletins, dated October, 2022) for the 2021 Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) are available:
  • New Bulletin 2-11-26 - Plans and specifications replaces Bulletin 2-11-25
Added clarification that plan review is required for bi-directional electric vehicle supply equipment.
  • New Bulletin 2-26-3 - LED retrofits for signs and outline lighting replaces Bulletin 2-26-2
Clarified approval requirements for retrofitted signs connected to Class 2 power supply.
  • New Bulletin 6-9-3 - Attachment of overhead service conductors replaces Bulletin 6-9-2
Added requirements for existing clevis on fascia boards. Also allowance for angle iron conductor support.
  • New Bulletin 12-26-7 - Conductors feeding portable classrooms replaces Bulletin 12-26-6
Clarified that other AHJs requirement apply to clearance requirements.
  • New Bulletin 26-29-5 - Electrical replacement and/or alterations in dwelling units replaces Bulletin 26-29-4
Added permission for the installation of an additional panelboard in a single dwelling unit being subdivided
  • New Bulletin 64-2-3 - Grounding and bonding of solar photovoltaic systems replaces Bulletin 64-2-2
Updated Diagram B6 to reflect functionally grounded system design.
  • New Bulletin 84-1-17 - Interconnection of electric power production sources replaces Bulletin 84-1-16
Clarified applicable standards for inverters approval.

The full Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) bulletin package is included as part of the purchase of the 28th edition of the OESC over the entire 2021 code cycle. If you need access to the OESC bulletin package and to receive notifications when new bulletins are released, you are required to purchase the OESC.

In other words, if you want to read these copyrighted OESC safety bulletins, hand over your cash.  
As they say in some parts of the world:  "No money, no funny!"

We all recognize that the Canadian Standards Association is a unique and very valuable institution.
Doug Ford and Jagmeet Justin Singh-Trudeau (who are joined at the hips anyway, aren't they) should consider throwing a few hundred thousand dollars to assist the CSA to offer the OESC bulletins for free.  
After all, they have been exhibiting
monetary diarrhea© in every direction, especially in the past 3 years, to far more undeserving causes.
11-JAN-2023MANITOBA
Building Code
Plumbing Code
Fire Code
The  Manitoba government issued a press release on October 20, 2022 that the 2020 editions of the national model building, plumbing, fire and energy codes will be adopted as soon as practically possible, in response to industry feedback.  Since Manitoba currently references the 2011 edition of the National Energy Code for Buildings and  the 2010 national model code editions, it will be "bypassing the 2015 editions".
Manitoba Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister Reg Helwer noted that this approach will update Manitoba’s construction and fire codes to the 2020 editions approximately six months earlier than required under Canadian Free Trade Agreement commitments for harmonized and timely adoption of national model codes.
03-JAN-2023CITY OF VANCOUVER
2019 Vancouver Building By-law
Revision 6
On January 3, 2023, BC Publications announced that the consolidation of amendments to the 2019 Vancouver Building By-law (BookI), up to Revision 6, effective as of January 1, 2023, has now been published online in its Public Library.

A “Point in time” folder has been created which allows viewing the content as it read prior to January 1, 2023. The “Point in Time” folders are accessible within each Part, if applicable.

For users of the binder versions of Revision 6 of the By-law may be downloaded from:
30-DEC-2022ONTARIO
Building Code Act
2012 Building Code
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing issued Ontario CodeNews e-bulletin #336, dated December 30, 2022, to announce the following revised Building Code related fees for registrations for building practitioners regulated under the Building Code Act, 1992, effective on January 1, 2023:
  • $128 fee for initial registration or reinstatement or annual renewal of registrations for:
    • building officials
    • on-site sewage system installers
    • other designers
  • $202 fee for initial registration or reinstatement of registrations for designers or design firms
  • $152 fee for annual renewal of registrations for designers or design firms
  • $44 fee for updating class of registrations for designers or design firms
  • $484 fee for initial registration or reinstatement of registrations for registered code agencies 
  • $356 fee for annual renewal of registrations for registered code agencies
  • $82 fee for updating class of registrations for registered code agencies
  • $212 application fee to the Building Code Commission
  • $11,000 application fee to the Building Materials Evaluation Commission (no change from previous year)
  • $697 application fee for a Minister's Ruling pursuant to Article 2.4.1.2. of Div. C of the Ontario Building Code
The fees for Building Practitioner Registration, Building Code Commission, and Minister’s Rulings are calculated annually based on the Consumer Price Index and have increased by 7.0% this year.

CodeNews Consulting Corp., Consulting Architect, has not raised its consulting fees since 2013 - If the Ontario government can raise its fees by 7% in ONE YEAR, it is time for CodeNews to raise its code consulting fees on Jan. 1, 2023.
21-DEC-2022ONTARIO
Building Code Act
2012 Building Code
Public Consultation
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) issued Ontario CodeNews e-bulletin #335, dated December 21, 2022, to announce a public consultation onhow to improve the current qualification program for Ontario's building practitioners.

ERO Notice Number 019-6433, posted on December 21, 2022 on the Environmental Registry of Ontario
, provides:
The MMAH is interested in your thoughts on actions it can take on the following:
  • operational changes within the current program framework; and
  • design changes that could create a new framework for the Qualification Program.
This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 3, 2023.

The MMAH has acknowledged candidates taking the Qualification Exams have low exam pass rates and (as any bureaucrat would do) has hired a consultant to help examine the Qualification Program for building practitioners.  Since not enough people are passing the exams, the government is now proposing RAISING THE BARRIERS to write an exam!!!!!!!!  YUP, since there are not enough qualified building inspectors, the government wants to make it harder to write the exam to become an inspector.  I'm not making this up: see Page 7 of the discussion paper.
Nevertheless, the MMAH should be congratulated for opening this can of worms - some hard questions need to be answered but not necessarily those listed in the discussion paper.
21-DEC-2022CANADA
2020 National Energy Code for Buildings
Provincial Compliance
Joe Rogers has kindly advised that Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is conducting an on-line Canada-wide Building Energy Code Compliance Study to collect information about energy code compliance for buildings.
Industry professionals, practitioners and building officials with recent experience helping to demonstrate or enforce energy compliance for large buildings in Canada (commonly referred to as “Part-3 buildings”) are asked to provide feedback using the on-line questionnaire - it takes about 15 minutes to complete.
Your responses will be used to estimate current rates of compliance with energy codes for large buildings, to understand current obstacles to compliance, and to inform future efforts to improve energy code compliance across Canada.
NRCan's Office of Energy Efficiency encourages industry participants to respond before January 2, 2023.
19-DEC-2022ALBERTA
Safety Codes Act
2019 Fire Code
STANDATA
Fire Code Variance
Tina Parker, Provincial Fire Administrator, has issued the following STANDATA Building Variance:
The purpose of this variance is to provide an effective option for confidential unpublished portable fire extinguisher policies and procedures at remote unstaffed energy transmission facilities for use by employees and/or contractors SPECIFICALLY for i3 Energy Canada in the event of a fire.
19-DEC-2022CANADA
National Model Codes
Joe Rogers and Trevor Nightingale, the Co-Chairmen of the Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC), have announced that the Board is recruiting a candidate to serve as the Chairman of the new Advisory Council for Harmonized Construction Codes.
If you are interested in serving as the Chairman of the Advisory Council for Harmonized Construction Codes, you are invited to send a letter of application, along with a CV, to the CBHCC Secretary.
The recuitment period ends on January 9, 2023.
Note that the Advisory Council for Harmonized Construction Codes is composed of representatives of organizations representing municipal officials, emergency responders, the building industry and big business.
Candidates who are employed by or have a leadership role within organizations that are members of the Advisory Council for Harmonized Construction Codes are not eligible to apply for the role of Chairman.
14-DEC-2022ALBERTA
Safety Codes Act
2019 Building Code
STANDATA
Building Variance
Paul Chang, Provincial Building Administrator, has issued the following STANDATA Building Variance:
It is common for structural steel to be fabricated outside of Canada by fabricators who are not certified to the CSA W47.1
standard. In fact, very few fabricators outside of Canada are certified by the Canadian Welding Bureau to the CSA W47.1 standard. The requirement to comply with the CSA W47.1 standard stems from Clause 24.3 of the CSA S16 standard.

The purpose of this variance is to provide an alternative solution to the construction industry in meeting the requirement of using qualified fabricators for the fabrication of structural steel as per CSA W47.1 – “Certification of companies for fusion welding of steel”.
12-DEC-2022ALBERTA
Safety Codes Act
2019 Building Code
STANDATA
Building Bulletin
Paul Chang, Provincial Building Administrator, has issued the following STANDATA Building Bulletin:
This Bulletin withdraws STANDATA Building Interpretation 19-BCI-023.  The effect of the withdrawal of STANDATA Building Interpretation 19-BCI-023 is that engineering stamps or seals are no longer a minimum requirement for truss layouts or profiles for Part 9 buildings, as was previously the case in Alberta prior to the issuance of STANDATA 19-BCI-023.

This news demonstrates the validity of Alek's Second Regulatory Theorem©:
  1. A regulatory system will contract when resources available for its enforcement are diminished.
In this case, since there are not enough Alberta professional engineers to stamp truss shop drawings, it has been deemed that there is no longer a need to check for stamped shop drawings!
02-DEC-2022QUÉBEC
2021 Chapter I, Building, Construction Code
The Régie du bâtiment du Québec announced on December 1, 2022 the publication of an explanatory guide for the main changes contained in the new edition of Québec Construction Code, Chapter I – Building, and National Building Code of Canada 2015 (amended) -  Cahier explicatif des principaux changements au Code de construction du Québec, Chapitre I – Bâtiment, et Code national du bâtiment – Canada 2015 (modifié).
A transitional period of 18 months is currently underway, where buildings built or renovated between January 8, 2022 and July 7, 2023 may conform to either the old or the new edition of Chapter I, Building, Québec Construction Code.
02-DEC-2022QUÉBEC
Chapitre B-1.1
Loi sur le bâtiment
Code de sécurité
The Régie du bâtiment du Québec announced on November 22, 2022 that a new version of the Explanatory Guide for Facade Maintenance Requirements has been published.  This new edition takes into account the most recent advances in the field, including new inspection methods (drone and thermography) and the ASTM E2270 standard.

Québec's Building Chapter of the Security Code contains mandatory requirements for checking and maintaining the facades of buildings that consist of 5 or more storeys above ground.  Poorly maintained facades constitute a risk to public safety, which can be reduced, or even avoided, by a rigorous preventive maintenance of the facades on the part of building owners.
02-DEC-2022QUÉBEC
2021 Chapter I, Building, Construction Code
The Régie du bâtiment du Québec announced on November 18, 2022 that Le décret 1721-2022 was published on November 16, 2022 in the Gazette du Québec to allow owners of existing Private Seniors Residences an additional two-year period to install mandated fire sprinkler systems in their buildings.  The original deadline had been December 2, 2022.

This postponement aims to:
  • respond to the difficulties encountered by the owners of Private Seniors Residences to comply with the requirements; and
  • avoid possible closures with potentially devastating repercussions on residents and owners of non-compliant residences.
The government of Québec deserves praise for showing concern for the owners as well as for the welfare of the residents of Private Seniors Residences.
30-NOV-2022ALBERTA
Safety Codes Act
2019 Building Code
ASME A17.1-2013/CSA-B44-13 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
CSA-B311-02 (R2012)
CSA-B355-2009
CSA-Z185-M87 (R2011) 
STANDATA
Joint Building Code & Elevating Devices Variance
Paul Chang, Provincial Building Administrator, and Dean Bruce, Provincial Elevating Devices Administrator, have jointly issued the following STANDATA:
The purpose of this variance is to exempt elevator cars from the dimensions required to accommodate a stretcher in buildings where an elevator is installed instead of a lift, in situations where a lift would comply with the accessibility requirements of the 2019 Alberta Building Code.
22-NOV-2022CANADA
National Model Codes
As part of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement's Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table, the Government of Canada announced a new governance model for the National Model Code development system effective November 22, 2022. It replaces the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC), the committee responsible for code development in Canada since 1991. The new model integrates the provinces and territories into the national process and claims to better respond to code priorities from jurisdictions and harmonize construction codes across Canada.

The new federal-provincial-territorial governance model is structured as follows:
  • Canadian Table for Harmonized Construction Codes Policy for overall governance
  • Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes for management of the code system
  • Technical Committees for development of code content
  • Advisory Council for Harmonized Construction Codes
The National Research Council of Canada has provided further information, as follows:
The effect of these changes is to give the provinces greater control of code development in Canada.  
The construction materials industry will continue to influence policy on the Advisory Council for Harmonized Construction Codes.
Regular day-to-day code users are essentially out of the picture when it comes to code development - you have no voice - period. I am sure that special exemptions will be made for rude arrogant clueless fanatic Swedish teenagers whose first name is Greta.
10-NOV-2022CANADA
A model standard for the built environment – accessibility
Zachary D. May, Executive Director, Building and Safety Standards Branch, Office of Housing and Construction Standards of British Columbia's Ministry of Attorney General and Ministry Responsible for Housing announced on November 10, 2022 that Accessibility Standards Canada is holding a public review of its November 2022 draft A model standard for the built environment – accessibility  from November 8, 2022, to 11:59 PM EST January 7, 2023.

The draft standard was developed by the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization (operating as “Accessibility Standards Canada”), which claims that its standards are developed through a "consensus-based standards development process approved" by the Standards Council of Canada.  Accessibility Standards Canada is a public organization that was created under the Accessible Canada Act. Accessibility Standards Canada is the first federal organization majority-led by persons with disabilities. It will be the federal government’s leader in creating accessibility standards.

Keep in mind that, if you decide to comment on this draft standard, then Accessibility Standards Canada reserves all intellectual property and other rights in the revised document resulting from your comments.  In other words:
Accessibility Standards Canada is the exclusive owner of your comments and may use such comments as it sees fit.

If you are still motivated to comment, view the Accessibility Standards Canada consultation site.

The B.C. government is reviewing this draft standard and may consider adopting portions in future British Columbia Building Codes.
07-NOV-2022QUÉBEC
2021 Chapter I, Building, Construction Code
Codes Canada announced on November 4, 2022 that the Québec Construction Code, Chapter I – Building, and National Building Code of Canada 2015 (amended) is available now in electronic and print formats.

The NRC Publications Archive contains free electronic formats of:

To purchase the documents in printed formats, place your order online through the NRC Virtual Store or the magasin virtuel du CNRC.
01-NOV-2022ONTARIO
Building Code Commission
2012 Ontario Building Code
On November 1, 2022, the Ontario Building Code Commission released its written decision concerning Sentence 3.2.9.1.(7) of Div. B of the Ontario Building Code, as it applies to the requirement for standpipe hose cabinets within 2-level dwelling units in a 4 storey stacked townhouse project.  The BCC hearing was held on May 10, 2022 and a verbal ruling was delivered on June 10, 2022.

Alek Antoniuk, OAA, CodeNews Consulting Corp., Consulting Architect, was the agent for the Applicant at the BCC Hearing.

BCC Ruling 22-12-1604 is significant for the following reasons:
  1. It supports the Ontario government's original policy intent to promote stacked townhouse developments, which are one of the most cost-effective forms of housing.
  2. It conforms to the Supreme Court of Canada's approach to statutory and regulatory interpretation, where the court declared that:
“Today there is only one principle or approach, namely, the words of an Act are to be read in their entire context and in their grammatical and ordinary sense harmoniously with the scheme of the Act, the object of the Act, and the intention of Parliament.”
2022 SEE 2022 NEWS ARCHIVES Link to archives of News at CodeNews for items posted between January 1 - December 31, 2022.
2021 SEE 2021 NEWS ARCHIVES Link to archives of News at CodeNews for items posted between January 1 - December 31, 2021.
2020 SEE 2020 NEWS ARCHIVES Link to archives of News at CodeNews for items posted between January 1 - December 31, 2020.
2019 SEE 2019 NEWS ARCHIVES Link to archives of News at CodeNews for items posted between January 1 - December 31, 2019.
2018 SEE 2018 NEWS ARCHIVES Link to archives of News at CodeNews for items posted between January 1 - December 31, 2018.
2017 SEE 2017 NEWS ARCHIVES Link to archives of News at CodeNews for items posted between January 1 - December 31, 2017.
2016 SEE 2016 NEWS ARCHIVES Link to archives of News at CodeNews for items posted between January 1 - December 31, 2016.
2015 SEE 2015 NEWS ARCHIVES Link to archives of News at CodeNews for items posted between January 1 - December 31, 2015.
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Seminars:

DATE
SEMINAR
Wednesday
04-DEC-2019
Alek Antoniuk was a speaker at The Buildings Show 2019, which took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
He spoke at: Session WS111 - The 2020 Ontario Building Code Updates, in Room 701A of the South Building, to an audience of over 230 persons.
THIS PRESENTATION WAS SOLD OUT    DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION SLIDE DECK
Thursday
29-NOV-2018
Alek Antoniuk was a speaker at The Buildings Show 2018. The event took place on November 28 - 29 in the South and North Buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
He spoke at Session, TS103 - Ontario Building Code Update: Three of the Most Recent Changes You Need Know, on Thursday, November 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 715 of the South Building.
THIS PRESENTATION WAS SOLD OUT  
DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION SLIDE DECK
Friday
22-JUN-2018
Due to popular demand, Alek Antoniuk delivered a repeat seminar on the recent major changes to the Ontario Building Code and Act that was delivered at the 2018 AATO Annual General Meeting and Conference.  
Friday
27-APR-2018
Alek Antoniuk delivered a seminar on the recent major changes to the Ontario Building Code and Act at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario, on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Vaughan, Ontario.
Wednesday
21-MAR-2018
Alek Antoniuk delivered a seminar on the major changes to the Ontario Building Code, contained in O. Reg. 139/17, for the Golden Triangle Chapter of the OBOA on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
The Golden Triangle Chapter has opened the presentation to designers and other code users for a nominal fee of $40 for the seminar.
Thursday
25-JAN-2018
Alek Antoniuk delivered a seminar on the major changes to the Ontario Building Code, contained in O. Reg. 139/17, which came into effect on July 1, 2017, as well as the  changes that will come into effect on January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2020, for the Greater Toronto Area Chapter of the OBOA.  Three slide decks were presented:
  •     the retirement home changes that came into effect on  July 1, 2017
  •     the “house” changes  that came into effect on  July 1, 2017
  •     the electric vehicle charging system changes that will come into effect on January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2020, as a result of O. Reg. 563/17
Continuing education certificates have been issued to OAA members who attended the seminar.
Thursday
18-JAN-2018
Alek Antoniuk delivered a seminar on the major changes to the Ontario Building Code, contained in O. Reg. 139/17, which came into effect on July 1, 2017, as well as the  changes that will come into effect on January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2020, for the Niagara District Chapter of the OBOA..  Three slide decks were presented:
  •     the retirement home changes that came into effect on  July 1, 2017
  •     the “house” changes  that came into effect on  July 1, 2017
  •     the electric vehicle charging system changes that will come into effect on January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2020, as a result of O. Reg. 563/17
Tuesday
12-DEC-2017
Alek Antoniuk delivered a seminar on the major changes to the Ontario Building Code, contained in O. Reg. 139/17, which came into effect on July 1, 2017, as well as the  changes that will come into effect on January 1, 2018, for the City of Niagara Falls' Building and Fire Services staff..  Three slide decks were presented
  •     the retirement home changes that came into effect on  July 1, 2017
  •     the “house” changes  that came into effect on  July 1, 2017
  •     the electric vehicle charging system changes that will come into effect on January 1, 2018
Tuesday
14-NOV-2017
Alek Antoniuk delivered a seminar on the major changes to retirement homes and houses, contained in O. Reg. 139/17, which came into effect on July 1, 2017, as well as the electric vehicle charging station requirements that will come into effect on January 1, 2018, to a meeting of the Wellington Waterloo District Chapter of the OBOA.

CodeNews Consulting Corp., Consulting Architect, has prepared an additional presentation that will be of interest to architects, engineers, other designers, building officials, and builders on:

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Systems (30 minutes long)
Wednesday
26-JUL-2017
Alek Antoniuk delivered a presentations on the major changes to retirement homes and houses, contained in O. Reg. 139/17, which came into effect on July 1, 2017, for the Town of Orangeville's Building Department and its invited guests, including selected architects, engineers, and municipal building officials.

Presentations are now available for your organization.  CodeNews Consulting Corp., Consulting Architect, is not aware of the general availability of any presentations on the recent OBC changes. Therefore, CodeNews has prepared the following two presentations that will be of interest to architects, engineers, other designers, building officials, and builders:
  •     the retirement home changes (45 minutes long)
  •     the “house” changes (90 minutes long)
To arrange for an on-site presentation for your staff or the members of your organization, call Alek Antoniuk at +1-416-856-0241.
Wednesday
08-JUL-2015
Alek Antoniuk delivered a presentation titled: "Considerations for Building & Fire Departments in Enforcing the Code" at the Fire and Life Safety in Modern Construction Seminars, in Waterloo, Ontario, hosted by the University of Waterloo and Sereca Consulting.  This presentation examines the implications of 6-storey wood framed construction for building and fire officials.  Ontario's Exit Cocoon Conundrum is explained.

The slide deck for this presentation contains slides from a presentation titled: "Mid-rise Wood Frame Buildings", dated April 7, 2015, presented by Alan Shaw, CBO, City of Sarnia, Vice President of the Ontario Building Officials Associaiton (OBOA).  Use of the OBOA's material in this slide deck is authorized by Mike Seiling, President of the OBOA.
8:30-12:00
14:00-17:30
Friday
09-MAY-2014
Alek Antoniuk delivered a presentation titled: “New Accessibility Changes to the Building Code” at the 2014 OAA Conference.  A morning session and an afternoon session were held at the Queen Elizabeth Fairmont Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Montréal.

The “New Accessibility Changes to the Building Code” presentation consists of Slide Deck 1 and Slide Deck 2 and references the following documents:
Tuesday
01-APR-2014
Alek Antoniuk delivered a presentation titled: “Ontario Building Code - April 2014 Update” at the Dinner Meeting of the Toronto Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada.
Thursday
13-FEB-2014
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers, National Capital Region Chapter, held its 32nd Annual Meeting and Education Forum in Ottawa, Ontario.
Keynote Speakers for the topic of Mid-Rise Wood Frame Construction were:
  • Ineke Van Zeeland, M. Eng., ASFPE – Manager, Codes & Standards, Canadian Wood Council
  • Alek Antoniuk, B.E.S., B. Arch., OAA – Code Consultant
  • Evelyne Cardinal, OAA, MRAIC – Farrow Dreessen Architects Inc.
  • Sean Tracey, P.Eng., MIFireE – Assistant Deputy Chief Community Standards, City of Ottawa
Alek Antoniuk's presentation is titled: "Mid-Rise Combustible Construction - A Building Code Perspective" and reviewed the following areas:
  • Ontario’s interest in mid-rise combustible construction
  • Ontario’s code consultations
  • Fire safety during construction
  • Ontario’s policy dilemma
The presentation references the following documents:
Wednesday
22-JAN-2014
Alek Antoniuk and David Johnson presented a seminar on " Understanding the Impact on Multi-residential Construction of Changes to Part 3, 2014 Ontario Building Code & the Announced Requirements for Accessibilty for 2015".  This seminar is sponsored by RESCON and buildABILITY.

Alek Antoniuk's presentation is titled: "An Overview of the Accessibility Amendments to Ontario’s Building Code" and is intended to cover the highlights of the changes to the 2012 Ontario Building Code resulting from the filing of O. Reg. 368/13, as they apply to “Part 3" multi-residential buildings.
The presentation references the following documents:
David Johnson's presentation was on the "Changes to Part 3 of the 2012 Ontario Building Code for Multi-Residential construction".
Tuesday
10-DEC-2013
Alek Antoniuk delivered a NORR ed presentation titled: “2012 Ontario Building Code Update”.
The presentation referenced the following documents:

Newsletters:

RESCON News Letter

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RESCON Industry News
October 2015
In this issue, Alek Antoniuk's RESCON CodeLetter #10 provides an update on current consultations on building related legislation and standards and provides further information on the "X" Permit proposal for Ontario.
RESCON Industry News
September 2015
In this issue, Alek Antoniuk's RESCON CodeLetter #9 examines whether  it is possible to cut the Gordian Knot around construction regulations in Ontario and points to the example of Quebec and Alberta.
RESCON Industry News
August 2015
In this issue, Alek Antoniuk's RESCON CodeLetter #8 provides a chronological list of changes to Building Code documents related to the barrier-free changes
and also asks the question: “Is Information on the OBC Accessibility (Barrier-Free) Changes Readily Accessible?”
RESCON Industry News
May 2015
In this issue, Alek Antoniuk's RESCON CodeLetter #7 reports on efforts to release the more than 92 unpublished rulings that have been made by the Building Code Commission since 2010, including recent rulings on standpipe and hose systems.
RESCON Industry News
April 2015
In this issue, Alek Antoniuk's RESCON CodeLetter #6 examines whether Ontario's building regulatory system is capable of efficiently adapting to new technologies, such as off grid buildings.
RESCON Industry News
March 2015
In this issue, Alek Antoniuk's RESCON CodeLetter #5 reports on a recent ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that a municipality is not liable for any harm or damage resulting from any act or omission of a Registered Code Agency.
RESCON Industry News
February 2015
In this issue, Alek Antoniuk's RESCON CodeLetter #4 reviews the new Ontario Building Code mid-rise combustible construction requirements of Ontario Regulation 191/14 and how Ontario's building exit rules may create problems for your design.
RESCON Industry News
December 2014
From the December 2014 RESCON Industry News:

Regulatory reform is long overdue


I encourage you to read and comment on Alek Antoniuk’s latest RESCON CodeLetter #3.
RESCON has long been an advocate of Regulatory Change in Ontario as we believe the current system that regulates Development/Building activities is no longer capable of responding in an efficient manner to the rapid changes in processing information and construction activities, resulting from the use of new and emerging technologies.
I asked Alek to tackle this subject, given that the expertise he developed while at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing puts him in a unique position to share his perspective on this topic.
RESCON believes it’s time to start a conversation between industry stakeholders and the regulators who control our Industry on how we can affect the changes that would benefit all by:
  • Reducing redundant practices and minimizing red tape
  • Recognizing entrepreneurial expertise
  • Encouraging the use of emerging technologies  
Join the conversation. Now is the time for action.

Michael Steele. B. Tech. (C.M.)
Director, Technical Standards / RESCON
Email: michael.steele@rescon.com
RESCON Industry News
September 2014
In this issue, Alek Antoniuk's RESCON CodeLetter #2 reviews the new Ontario Building Code accessibility and barrier-free design requirements of Ontario Regulation 368/13 and how they may affect your building project if you apply for a building permit after January 1, 2015.
RESCON Industry News
August 2014
This issue includes Alek Antoniuk's first article of the RESCON CodeLetter, of a series of articles that will be released throughout the year.

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One year ago, from January 28, 2022 to February 19, 2022, Canada witnessed a popular uprising against the unwarranted dictatorial powers of our Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments.

2022 Freedom Convoy Protest

January 22, 2022Western part of the freedom convoy departed Prince Rupert, British Columbia
January 27, 2022Eastern part of the freedom convoy departed Enfield, Nova Scotia
January 28, 2022First part of the trucker freedom convoy arrived in Ottawa, Ontario

2022 Ottawa Freedom Convoy Protest


Police Goons (making over $4,000/day) Attack, Injure, and Maim Unarmed Protesters, on Orders from Justin Trudeau, Doug Ford, and Their Fart Catchers

February 14, 2022Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invokes the Emergencies Act (successor legislation to the War Power Act)
February 17, 2022Highly paid police goons attack the freedom protesters in front of Parliament Hill
February 18, 2022Toronto police goons mounted on horses trample a woman protester confined to a wheelchair, resulting in serius injuries to her
February 19, 2022Vancouver police goons shoot into the freedom protesters with enfield rifles

Scum of Canadian Police Forces Attacking Unarmed Peaceful Protesters

I have often wondered what these police goons will tell their children and grand children on what they did during the violent attacks on the peaceful protesters in Ottawa.
Do these louts have a conscience or are they like the German Gestapo or Russian NKVD who only followed orders, no matter how much they hurt their fellow human beings?


Immediate Results of the Convoy Protest

March 1, 2022Ontario scraps vaccine passports and capacity limits in indoor facilities
March 15, 2022Manitoba scaps all COVID restrictions
March 21, 2022Ontario scraps face mask mandates, except for public transit and medical facilities
June 11, 2022Ontario scraps all remaining face mask mandates
October 1, 2022Obstinate Justin Trudeau finally scraps all COVID restrictions for entry into Canada and for rail and air travel

Canadian Governments Back Down

We are human beings and we were not made by governments.
We never signed any "social contracts" with anyone.
Our bodies are not owned by the government.
We are not slaves owned by the government, we are not the servants of the government, nor are we the property of the government.
All Canadians and all people of the world should be thankful to the Canadian Freedom Convoy Protesters for leading the way to end government COVID tyranny.

Alek Antoniuk
January 30, 2023

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