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OHBA Technical Updates

October 02, 2023 8:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) Code Update

This past week during OBOA’s annual conference, MMAH’s James Ross and Mansoor Mahmood provided an update on the release of the 2020 Ontario Building Code.

New code regulations won’t be published until January, 2024. As the new Minister takes time to review the proposed changes, the MMAH team is working on a “transition plan” which will likely result in a number of changes having an in-effect date beyond the March 31st, 2024, deadline.

When asked about the proposed adoption of the tiered energy system (Tier 1 for Part 3 buildings and Tier 3 for Part 9), the response was that this proposal was on the list of items to be reviewed by the Minister. From this response, we anticipate further clarity in January when the regulations are to be posted.

Reinvigorating the OHBA Technical Committee

We at OHBA are excited to announce that we are preparing to host a Technical Committee session on Nov. 15th from 10am until 11:30am! The focus of this session will be on the code harmonization process and key focus area for the 2025 and 2030 National Codes. We will also be looking to receive feedback during this session on future session topics. Hold the date, we will be sending out an invite to this event soon.

Call for Building Code Sub-Committee Members

The Builder/Developer Council is looking for members with an interest in code development to join the Building Code Sub-Committee! We are looking for members who are interested in getting involved in the code development process and providing meaningful feedback on proposed code changes at the Provincial and Federal levels. Interested members can contact Miyoko at moikawa@ohba.ca for more information.

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