Housing Training

The OFNTSC will be delivering housing training February 4-8, 2019 at the Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence. The training will be covering “House 2012” for individuals who require a refresher or update on code compliance for the Ontario Building Code. Cost to attend this training is $700 and the course will be instructed by Dave Zatulsky.  Those interested in attending this training are required to be complete the registration form attached to this post, and return it to Grace Martineau, OFNTSC Housing Advisor.  All costs related to fees, travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the participant.  Fees are payable to the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation.

House 2012 – Course Description (Five days, 30 credits)

Prerequisite Required: None

This OBOA course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing Code Practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in the practice of interpretation and implementation of the principles of the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) with respect to Houses (Vol. 1 Division B Part 9).
It is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the OBC that apply to all Houses as defined in the OBC as
A detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse or row house:
1) containing not more than two dwelling units in each house
2) three or fewer storeys in building height
3) having a building area not exceeding 600 m2
4) used for major occupancies classified as Group C-residential occupancies.
This course is designed to make use of your previous understanding of the Ontario Building Code, training, education and on the job experience. While this course will emphasize the Ministry of Municipal Affairs exam syllabi for Houses, participants must have a basic understanding of the OBC and requirements contained therein in order to be successful when taking exams.
This course will assist in learning how to find and apply applicable OBC requirements. Through the exercises contained herein, it will focus on creating understanding so that the participant may correctly interpret and apply the regulations.
This course should also assist participants in identifying those areas of the OBC where additional instruction and study may be required in order to be successful in challenging the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Examinations.
The areas covered in the instructor-led course are:
– Basics of Structural Design Requirements,
– Stairs, ramps, handrails and guards
– Fire Protection
– Sound Control
– Excavation
– Dampproofing, waterproofing and Soil Gas control
– Drainage
– Footings and foundations
– Attic and Roof Spaces
– ICF Walls
– Wood Frame Construction
– Heat transfer, air leakage and condensation control
Other House topics will be covered during assigned self-led instruction and practice each evening and will be reviewed in depth the following morning during the instructor-led session.

No qualifying examination is included with this course. Visit the Humber College’s website http://humber.ca/buildingcodeexams/ to schedule the applicable Examination, including payment of examination fees.

FN PIEVC Infrastructure and Resilience and Asset Management Training Workshop: Rama First Nation

As part of the OFNTSC’s ongoing efforts to assess infrastructure vulnerability and the mitigation of climate change risks, we are announcing an additional training session on the First Nations PIEVC Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit. This Toolkit uses industry recognized climate risk assessment principles to assess and fully document the vulnerability and impacts of First Nations infrastructure to current and future climate in a life-cycle asset management context.

OFNTSC will be holding a two and a half day workshop in Chippewas of Rama First Nation (Casino Rama – Wendat Room) that will provide First Nations with a better understanding of infrastructure challenges in the face of extreme weather and future climate events. Workshops will demonstrate the steps of the Toolkit through hands-on, small group exercises; how to define infrastructure inventory; identify climate issues; and, undertake a risk assessment & mitigation measures using real case studies.

These workshops are open to First Nations’ infrastructure planners, managers and decision-makers wishing to gain a better understanding how current and future climate change risks impacts First Nations infrastructure.

To view the FN PIEVC workshop details or to register for this event, please CLICK HERE.

 

FN PIEVC Infrastructure and Resilience and Asset Management Training Workshop announced

In partnership with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources, Stantec, RSI & Engineers Canada,  and the OFNTSC have developed a First Nations Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit. This Toolkit uses industry recognized climate risk assessment principles to assess and fully document the vulnerability and impacts of First Nations infrastructure to current and future climate in a life-cycle asset management context.

The OFNTSC is holding a two and a half day workshop in Peterborough, Ontario that will provide First Nations with a better understanding of infrastructure challenges in the face of extreme weather and future climate events. These workshops are open to First Nations’ infrastructure planners, managers and decision-makers wishing to gain a better understanding of the risks that current and future climate change impact’s First Nations infrastructure.

This workshop will demonstrate the climate risks assessment steps of the Toolkit through hands-on, small group exercises and will show how to define an infrastructure inventory & components, identify climate parameters and undertake a risk assessment using real life case study applications. Participants will also learn about asset management principles, and how climate risks can be incorporated in the life-cycle analysis of infrastructure. All copies of presentations, resource material and toolkit will be provided free of charge to all First Nation delegates.

Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of the Workshop, participants will have:

  • An understanding of asset management fundamental and principles,
  • An understanding of the impacts and complexities climate change has on community infrastructure,
  • Hands-on experience using a simple application to conduct climate change risk assessments,
  • Improved knowledge on how climate and climate change projection may impact community infrastructure,
  • Improved knowledge of climate change risk assessment processes and how they can be incorporated into Asset Management Plans

The OFNTSC will cover accommodations, travel and meals for one participant per First Nation/Tribal Council in Ontario. Participants are responsible to book their own rooms. Please contact the Holiday Inn, Peterborough  at (705) 743-1144 and use Booking Code: “ontariofirstnationstechnical” when booking your accommodations.

If you’re interested in registering for this workshop, please fill out the registration form below.

For more information on the workshop please contact Elmer Lickers, Senior O&M Advisor at elickers@ofntsc.org or by phone at 416 651 1443 ext. 223. Space is limited for each session, so register early and reserve your space for the FN PIEVC Infrastructure Resilience and Asset Management Training Workshops.

This workshop was made possible by support from INAC – First Nations Adapt Program.

FN PIEVC/AM Workshop

  • Please provide the name of the community/Tribal Council/Organization that you currently work for.
  • Please provide any information related to food allergies.