Past Chapter Events

                                                    
 
On February 28th, more than thirty people joined us for a unique perspective on the newest version of the Ontario Building Code (OBC 2012), an event that sold out in under 48 hours!
 
More than a technical review, we looked into how OBC 2012 positions Ontario compared to the rest of the provinces and the rest of the world, as well as what’s on the horizon for building codes and for LEED.  It was led by Doug Cane, Principal of Caneta Research Inc. / Caneta Energy, who has worked directly with both federal and provincial Code authorities to update OBC 2012, as well as to develop OBC 2006 and NECB 2011 (the National Building Code). 
 
Learning Objectives: 
A brief background of the new SB-10 of the OBC 2012, how it was developed and what factors and considerations came into play;
Comparisons of OBC 2012 to the previous version, OBC 2006, as well as LEED Canada NC Option 1 Path 1 (MNECB 1997), the National Building Code (NECB 2011) and the new ASHRAE 90.1-2010;
 
 We Also Covered:
How Ontario measures up relative to other Canadian provinces, the US and internationally;
What’s in store for the future: possible future Code changes (including a peek into OBC 2017), projections, and implications for the LEED Canada rating system.
 
This presentation referred to the OBC 2012 as it relates to commercial and residential high-rise buildings.
 
 Agenda
12:00pm - Doors opened, networking, lunch served
12:30pm - Presentation and discussion led by Doug Cane

As a result of the success of this event, a second session will be held later this year.  Stay tuned!