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Annotated Ontario Building Code Act, 2019 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: 9780433498988

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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, 2019 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

  • Amendments to the Building Code Act from S.O. 2017, c. 34, Sched. 2. Highlights include:
    • Provision of additional enforcement powers; expansion of the scope of the Building Code Act’s regulation of existing buildings; provision of new powers to promote compliance with the legislation; and revision of the regulation of qualifications for building practitioners
  • Extensive commentary on the new sections of the Building Code Act:
    • Sections15.4.1 and 15.4.2 Administrative penalties – property standards by-laws
    • Sections 15.10.2 – 15.10.6 Building Condition Evaluation Programs
    • Section 18.1 Administrative penalties – Building Code Act and Ontario Building Code
  • Significant new court decisions such as:
    • Toronto (City) v. Tseng, [2017] O.J. No. 2665 (Div. Ct.), regarding a claim that the property owners’ rights under s. 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms would be violated by an order made under s. 38 of the Building Code Act permitting inspection and potential uncovering of parts of construction respecting an addition to a dwelling completed without a building permit
    • Sutherland Lofts Inc. v. Peck, [2017] O.J. No. 2313 (C.A.), regarding the obligation of a chief building official to obtain an engineering report before issuing an order to remedy an unsafe building under subs. 15.9(4) of the Building Code Act, and the sufficiency of particulars required in such orders
    • Hong v. Toronto (City) (Acting) Chief Building Official, [2018] O.J. No. 1606 (S.C.J.) regarding revocation of a building permit following the demolition of certain existing walls of a building under renovation where the permit was issued on the basis that these walls would be maintained and form part of the renovated building
    • Brampton (City) v. Elbasiouni, [2018] O.J. No. 401 (S.C.J.) regarding a vexatious litigant in connection with protracted litigation in relation to the issuance to him, and subsequent revocation, of a building permit; and
    • Georgian Flooring Centre Ltd. (c.o.b. Georgian Design Centre) v. Goslin, [2018] O.J. No. 446 (S.C.J.) regarding the distinction between workmanship and compliance with the Ontario Building Code

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

Building Code Act, 1992
Section-by-Section Commentary and 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

2012 Ontario Building Code

General Case Law Annotations
Bibliography of Secondary Sources