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Annotated Ontario Building Code Act, 2018 Edition

Well-received and highly recommended by building officials and construction practitioners, this OBOA-endorsed title explains the significance of Bill 68 changes to the Building Code Act, 1992 and its Regulations, and the Building Code.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433495277

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Endorsed by the Ontario Building Officials Association – Members receive a 10% discount.
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The legal reference you need for the BCA
Well-received and highly recommended by building officials and construction practitioners, Annotated Ontario Building Code Act, 2018 Edition is the only legal source you need for the Building Code Act, 1992 (including recent amendments under the Modernizing Ontario's Municipal Legislation Act, 2017) and the 2012 Ontario Building Code. 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 Jeffrey L. Levitt and John Mascarin, 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 re-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

  • Discussion of key amendments of Bill 68 as they pertain to the Building Code Act and the Building Code
  • Newly organized and improved user-friendly annotation sub-headings
  • Significant new court decisions such as:
    • Carson v. Kearney (Town), [2016] O.J. No. 4225, 50 M.P.L.R. (5th) 76 (S.C.J.) aff'd [2016] O.J. No. 6637 (C.A.), on the relationship, under the Building Code Act, of the chief building official to municipal council
    • Williamson v. Toronto (City), [2016] O.J. No. 5081 (S.C.J.), on the status as "applicable law" of a zoning by-law which is under appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board
    • Ashburner v. Adjala-Tosorontio (Township), [2016] O.J. No. 2926, 54 C.L.R. (4th) 21, 52 M.P.L.R. (5th) 1 (Div. Ct.), on a chief building official's lack of authority to look behind a municipal by-law that is an applicable law, or to review the decision of the municipality to enter into a site plan agreement and approve plans and drawings
    • Valastro v. London (City), [2017] O.J. No. 1214 (S.C.J.), on unsafe buildings included in a municipality's inventory of Heritage Resources, and orders to repair or demolish buildings to remedy an unsafe condition
    • 2332980 Ontario Inc. v. Toronto (City) Chief Building Official, [2017] O.J. No. 247, 73 R.P.R. (5th) 152 (Div. Ct.), on when a chief building official's decision will be considered "reasonable" in an appeal under the Building Code Act
    • York (Regional Municipality) v. Irwin, [2017] O.J. No. 1212 (S.C.J.), on re-issuance of orders to comply where prior orders have not been complied with

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

Table of Cases
Table of Concordance
Introduction

Building Code Act, 1992
Section-by-Section Commentary and Annotations
Interpretation
Enforcement Authorities
Construction and Demolition
Property Standards
Unsafe Buildings
Maintenance Inspection Programs
Qualifications
Powers and Duties of Registered Code Agencies
General Powers of Inspection and Enforcement
Dispute Resolution Reviews and Appeals
Authorizations and Rulings
General

2012 Ontario Building Code
Overview

General Case Law Annotations
Bibliography of Secondary Sources