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Courts reserve judgement on Bill 124Engineering
The Ontario Divisional Court has reserved judgement on a request by Professional Engineers of Ontario for clarifica...
The Ontario Divisional Court has reserved judgement on a request by Professional Engineers of Ontario for clarification regarding the new rules for engineers in the building sector.
The rules were enacted by Bill 124 and the Ontario Building Code Statute Law Amendment Act. They came into effect in January 2006. The rules require everyone, including engineers, to take examinations and show their knowledge of the building code in order to engage in design, general review and building permit applications. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is overseeing the new regime.
According to reports in Engineering Dimensions by PEO, the courtroom was packed with consulting engineers for the hearing, which took place in Osgoode Hall in Toronto at the end of October. PEO and the Ontario Association of Architects together applied to the court for the ruling.