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Like it or hate it? Ontario asks for feedback on its building plans approval process

Engineers who have strong feelings about how things are going under the new building code regulations in Ontario ha...

April 19, 2007   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Engineers who have strong feelings about how things are going under the new building code regulations in Ontario have a chance to get things off their chests. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is asking for feedback on the work it has done over the past year.
The Ministry oversees the building code provisions, including the new regulations introduced by law requiring professional building designers to take examinations to prove their competence and knowledge of relevant sections of the code. Introduced as “Bill 124,” in 2002 and implemented at the beginning of 2006, the new regulations also brought substantial changes in the procedures by which building plans are approved by municipalities.
The Ministry is asking for responses by Friday, April 27. The on-line survey is at http://www.obc.mah.gov.on.ca


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