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Annotated Ontario Building Code Act, 2017 Edition

Well-received and highly recommended by building officials and construction practitioners, this book is the only legal source you need for the Building Code Act, 1992 and the 2012 Ontario Building Code, in force January 1, 2014.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433491101

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Well-received and highly recommended by building officials and construction practitioners, Annotated Ontario Building Code Act, 2016 Edition is the only legal source you need for the Building Code Act, 1992 and the 2012 Ontario Building Code, in force January 1, 2014. With section-by-section commentary on the statute and numerous user-friendly and time-saving features, this comprehensive reference will noticeably speed up your research. Coverage includes unreported cases, giving you the full information that you need.

Practical advice and valuable insights are offered by John Mascarin and Jeffrey L. Levitt , leading experts in the field of building and construction legislation who have variously advised and represented the province, municipalities, building practitioners and consultants with respect to the legislation.

Features and Benefits
This unique resource allows you to gain a thorough grasp of this complex statute by providing you with:

  • Full text of the statute – as amended and consolidated
  • Overview commentary – outline of objectives and features of the legislation
  • Section-by-section commentary – a practical and succinct analysis of each provision of this complex statute, including all recent amendments
  • Case law annotations – specific, concise, and to the point summaries of all relevant case law under the statute
  • Coverage of unreported cases – access to judgments and decisions not readily available elsewhere
  • Tables of concordance – comparisons of the provisions of the current Act and the 2012 Ontario Building Code to their predecessors
  • Legislative histories – a complete and detailed history of each section of the Act from its legislative origin
  • History of building regulation in Ontario – understand the context and evolution of the statute

Considerable Time-Saving Features

  • Sub-headed annotations – functional and time-saving research by topic (newly organized)
  • Comprehensive bibliography – all secondary sources in one place
  • Detailed cross-references – to the 2012 Ontario Building Code
  • Subject index – locate relevant information quickly
Highlights in This Edition
  • Recent amendments to the Building Code Act from S.O. 2015, c. 28, Sched. 1, s. 147
  • Significant new court decisions such as:
    • R. v. Goebel, [2015] O.J. No. 3001 (C.A.), on the constitutionality and enforceability of the Building Code Act, 1992 which gives municipalities the authority to take a property's owner's shelter
    • Toronto (City) v. Tseng, [2015] O.J. No. 4175 (S.C.J.) with respect to the authority of building inspectors to inspect construction completed without a permit
    • Crober v. South Dundas (Municipality), [2016] O.J. No. 261 (S.C.J.), on the issue of the exhaustive andfinite listing of applicable law as defined in the Building Code
    • R. v. Martingrove Properties Ltd., [2015] O.J. No. 6952 (O.C.J.) leave to appeal refused [2016] O.J. No. 1582 (C.A.), on the issuance of successive orders, and prosecution for failure to comply with the orders, in respect of the same structure; and, the issues of abuse of process, collateral attack, due diligence and officially induced error in respect of prosecutions under the Building Code Act

A Day-to-Day Reference For

  • Municipal lawyers who must interpret and apply the legislation in order to advise building officials and inspectors, builders and developers
  • Construction lawyers and professional consultants who advise builders and renovators about the construction process
  • Municipal building officials and inspectors who need a precise understanding of the statute in order to enforce it
  • Builders, architects, engineers and designers who construct or design buildings subject to the statute

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Table of contents

Building Code Act, 1992

General Annotations
Enforcement Authorities
Construction and Demolition
Property Standards
Unsafe Buildings
Maintenance Inspection Programs
Powers and Duties of Registered Code Agencies
General Powers of Inspection and Enforcement
Dispute Resolution Reviews and Appeals
Authorizations and Rulings
Building Code

Table of Cases
Table of Concordance