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57CE - OBC – 2012 Part 9

09 May 2014 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

This session will also be offered Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Course Outline

In this course, you will be introduced to changes included in the 2012 Ontario Building Code as they relate to Part 9 buildings.  This will include relevant material from Divisions A and C as well as Division B, Parts 1, 9, 11 and 12, with particular emphasis given to substantive changes to the building code as well as changes related to retirement homes, doors and windows, handrails and guards, foundation walls, and smoke alarms. The course will not cover myriad typographic or grammatical changes where the code intent remains the same.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To provide a basic awareness of the scope of changes incorporated within the 2012 Ontario Building Code;
  2. To provide a more thorough understanding of the most significant changes to requirements for buildings within the scope of Part 9 of the 2012 Ontario Building Code.


Liz Hilfrich is both a Professional Engineer and a Certified Building Code Official, with over 30 years of Building Code experience, including more than 20 years as a municipal Building Official, including 16 years as Chief Building Official for the City of Gloucester, and over 25 years as a facilitator of Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Building Code and Act courses. Having qualifications in all design categories specified by the Building Code, Liz currently runs her own Building Code Consulting business, Hilfrich Inc., providing Code interpretation, analysis and review services to both private and public sector clients. In addition, she has been a member of Ontario’s Building Materials Evaluation Commission since 2004, and a part time teacher at Algonquin College facilitating building code courses since 2006.  Other related activities over the years have included membership on Algonquin College’s Fire protection and Safety Technician Program Advisory Committees and the Working Group to Establish the Home Inspection Certificate Program, and involvement on the executive and two conference host committees of the Golden Triangle Chapter for the Ontario Building Official’s Association.