Housing Training

UPDATE: This training session has been cancelled due to availability of accommodations in Dryden the week of Feb. 4-8, 2019. The OFNTSC will send out an notice when this training is available again.

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.

First Nations Housing Conference

The First Nations Housing Conference (FNHC) is the only conference in Canada dedicated to First Nations housing professionals and the advancement of their Communities. The conference allows delegates to gather insights, train and learn from unique workshops, and build capacity. The conference will take place from February 6-8, 2018 at Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

For generations, First Nations have gathered to learn new stories, new histories. For 16 years, we have gathered at FNHC to work together to help all First Nation Communities succeed in their housing developments – and to shelter ourselves from the elements. Together, we are building our new path to successful First Nations housing and in turn, Building on Our Traditions.

Who should attend:

Housing Managers
Chief & Council
Capital Housing Planners
Finance Administrators
Public Works Managers
Housing Administrators
Infrastructure Specialists
Technical Advisors

 

REGISTER NOW at: http://firstnationshousingconference.com 

Housing Training Dates

The Housing Service of the OFNTSC is pleased to announce three training dates for Ontario First Nations housing staff.  The regional sessions will cover the building envelope, health and safety, buildings structural requirements and the house. For a full description of the training, please see the training abstracts below. For those interested in registering please fill out the attached form at the bottom of this page.

Part 9: The House Building Envelope 2012

October  24-28, 2016

Facilitator: Jack Tosta

Location: Hampton Inn, 2280 Regent St., Sudbury, 705-523-5200

Prerequesite: None

Course Description: This is a five-day (37 hour) basic course dealing with the construction of houses as single detached dwellings under Part 9 of Division B of the 2012 Ontario Building Code.

The course provides participants with an introduction to the 2012 Ontario Building Code. The course will focus on the perimeter  building envelope including below-grade components, insulation requirements, air barrier, vapour barrier and exterior finishes.

This course concludes with an examination covering the material.

 

Part 9: The House Health and Safety 2012

November 14-18, 2016

Facilitator: Jack Tosta

Location: Rama Arena Community Room (MASK Arena), Chippewas of Rama First Nation

Prerequesite: Part 9 Building Envelope (Mandatory)

Course Description: This revised 37 hour course has been designed to enable the Code practitioners to interpret and implement the principles of the 2012 Ontario Building Code during both the examination of plans and in the inspection of the health and safety components of the House. During this course you will gain the knowledge and understanding of how various Code requirements applicable to detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse or row house, are interpreted and applied in ensuring Code compliance.

The areas covered in the instructor based course include the following: Plans Examination and Permit Issuance; Design of Area and Spaces; Windows, Doors and Skylights; Stairs, Guards, and Landings; Insulation; Fire Safety and Protection; Chimney, Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Appliances; Party Walls and Sound Control; Final Interior Occupancy Inspection; and Final Exterior Inspection.

This course also makes reference to other topics which are covered by additional courses and involves a written exam at the conclusion of the week.

 

Part 9: Buildings Structural Requirements

March 21-24, 2017

Facilitator: Jack Tosta

Location: Rama Arena Community Room (MASK Arena), Chippewas of Rama First Nation

Pre-requesite: Any Part 9: The House course

Course Description: This OBOA four day (30 hour) advanced course dealing with the structural provisions of Part 9 of Division B of the 2012 Ontario Building Code. The course material describes the provisions, their applications and limitations but does not deal specifically with the design of structural elements. This course will detail how to use Part 9 to size structural components and what to look for during inspections.

Topics to be covered include: General Structural Requirements, Loads on Buildings, Soils, Foundations, Floor Systems, Wall Systems, Conventional Roof Framing, Roof Trusses and Masonry & ICF

 

House – 2012   January 23-27, 2017

Facilitator: TBD

Location: OFNTSC Office -Thunder Bay

Pre-requesite: None

Course Description: 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

• Damp proofing, 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.

Questions on this training should be sent to Grace Martineau, Housing Advisor, 807 623 9595 ext. 125 or by email at gmartineau@ofntsc.org.

Attachments:

Technical Training Registration Form- OBOA Courses

Housing Training For First Nations

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation’s (OFNTSC) Housing Service is pleased to announce that the Housing Service will be delivering three training opportunities over the next few months. Training opportunities will be in residential plumbing inspection, building officials and the law, and part nine: the house – building envelope. Below you will find a description of the training, along with pre-requisites to attend the course. Registration for these courses can be completed online by CLICKING HERE, or participants can manually fill out the training registration form at the bottom of this page.

Training sessions are as follows:

Residential Plumbing Inspection

Date:   Mar 30- Apr 1, 2016

Location:        Chippewas of RAMA First Nation

Community Room (Mask)- Social Events.

6147 Rama Road

Facilitator: Bill Plewes

Pre-requisites: None

Course Description:
This course is an introduction for inspectors to Residential Plumbing Systems. Participants in this course will be able to:

1. Describe the Plumbing Model, and key concepts.

2. Properly use important plumbing system terminology.

3. Describe sewer, drain, and waste management systems.

4. Describe water service systems.

5. Describe water distribution systems.

6. Describe venting, stacks & waste pipes.

7. Describe fixtures, appliances, and Part 9 plumbing.

8. Describe typical plumbing defects that might be encountered in houses.

Participants must supply their own copy of the 2012 Ontario Building Code Volumes 1 & 2.

 

Building Officials and the Law

Date:  May 16-20, 2016

Location: Sudbury, Hampton Inn, 2280 Regent St.

Facilitator: Jack Tosta

Prerequisites: General Legal

Course Description:
Who is this course for?

– To the extent that the material is relevant it is also of significance to new and veteran:

– CBO, I/CBO-P, I/CBO-SS, DCBO

– Inspectors who are Supervisors and Managers of Inspectors

– RCA’s

– Persons authorized by RCA’s

– Those designers who want to enhance their knowledge of the legal processes under and around the BCA

Course Objectives

– Introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act – responsibilities of employees and supervisors and their rights and extracts from selected regulations

– Overview of the legal environment within which a Building Inspector operates

– Review procedures to exercising lawful entry

– Tips to achieve professional conduct and to enhance communications skills

– Explanation of the nature of evidence – Preparation and use of notes and inspection reports

– Generalities of the inspection process and informal and formal means to obtaining compliance with the BCA and the OBC

– Procedures under Parts I and III of the Provincial Offences Act

– Identification of personal information and authority to collect and release same under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

– Preparing a court brief and getting ready to go to court

– Court decorum and the Building Inspector as a witness

Exam will be on the final day of the course.

 

Part 9 The House- Building Envelope 2012 – *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* 

Date:  May 30-June 3, 2016

Location: Sudbury- Hampton Inn, 2280 Regent St.

Facilitator: Bill Plewes

Prerequisites: None

Course Description:
This is a five day (37 hour) basic course dealing with the construction of houses as single detached dwellings under Part 9 of Division B of the 2012 Ontario Building Code.The course provides participants with an introduction to the 2012 Ontario Building Code. The course will focus on the perimeter building envelope including below-grade components, insulation requirements, air barrier, vapour barrier and exterior finishes. This course concludes with an examination covering the material.

For more information on these training sessions please contact Grace Martineau at 807 623 9595 ext. 125 or by email at gmartineau@ofntsc.org.

Attachments:

Technical Training Registration Form- OBOA Courses

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council releases Housing Tool Kit 2.0

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation is pleased to share with our First Nations and Tribal Councils the Housing Policy Toolkit 2.0.  The housing policy toolkit was developed by B.C. First Nations, Indigenous Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), and by the Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council in B.C. The housing policy kit is intended to assist First Nations in their development of a community housing policy. The tool kit covers:

  • Rent and Rent-To-Own Housing Policy and Procedures, including:
  • Eligibility, Application and Allocation of Rental Housing; Arrears; Termination of Tenancy; Marital Breakdown; Death of a Tenant (including Rent-To-Own); Insurance; Tenant Damage and Vandalism; Condition Assessments; Transfer of Ownership; and Appeals Procedures.
  • Rental Agreement;
  • Rent-To-Own Agreement;
  • Sublease Agreement;
  • Arrears Repayment Agreement;
  • Tenant Damage Agreement;
  • Pet Policy Tenancy Addendum;
  • Rental Schedule of Maintenance and Repair Responsibilities;
  • Rent-to-Own Phased Schedule of Maintenance and Repair Responsibilities; and
  • Twenty-Five Sample Appendix.

The Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council would like to extend their gratitude to all who participated in the project to bring it to completion. Those partners are:

  • T’Sou-ke Nation, Halalt First Nation and Klahoose First Nation for providing the partnership support necessary to access project funding for Version 2.0;
  • Funding support of the New Relationship Trust for Version 2.0;
  • Funding support of INAC for Version 1.0; and
  • Advice and guidance provided by the Assembly of First Nations, National Aboriginal Land Managers Association, Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation and the Center of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property.

Those interested in receiving a copy of the Housing Policy Kit 2.0 have to fill out the attached request form at the bottom of this page, and must submit the completed form to toolkit@nautsamawt.com to receive a copy. Have more questions? Please contact Grace Martineau, Housing Advisor at 807 623 9595 ext. 125.

Attachments:

TOOLKIT_2.0_REQUEST_FORM

OFNTSC Housing Service Training Needs Assessment

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) continues to support First Nations and Tribal Councils in their pursuit of providing housing inspections. In order to meet the current needs of First Nation building inspectors, the OFNTSC is launching a Housing Training Needs Assessment.

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASSESSMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE!

The Training Needs Assessment aims to inform the Housing Service of the OFNTSC, as to what training is needed by community and tribal council building inspectors. In addition to ascertaining current training needs, the assessment will also evaluate individual’s current qualifications in meeting the new outlined building inspectors standards put forth by the Province of Ontario.

All of the information gathered for the Training Needs Assessment will be kept confidential, and is only intended for internal use by the OFNTSC. Further questions on the assessment can be directed to Grace Martineau, Housing Advisor at (807) 623 9595 ext. 125

Part 9 Training: The House Building Envelope

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) will be delivering two training sessions for Part 9: The House Building Envelope. The two training sessions will be held:

Dec. 12-16, 2011 Location: Firehall Cornwall Island 782 Island Rd., Akwesasne, ON
Jan. 16-20, 2012 Location: Council Chambers – Whitefish Lake First Nation
The training sessions are a five day (37 hour) basic course dealing with the construction of houses as single detached dwellings under Part 9 of Division B of the Building Code.
The course provides participants with an introduction to the objective-based format of the 2006 Code.  The course deals with the essentials of difficulties confronting building inspectors, reading of plans, including site plans, processing applications for building permits, construction terminology and use of checklists, construction of foundations, floors on ground and reinforced concrete slabs, roofs and ceilings, floors and walls including brick veneer. Exam at end of course- 70% required for pass.Prerequisites: None
Reference Material: 2006 Building Code Compendium; Calculator

 
Course Fee: $250.00
To register for this course please download the attached registration form. Once completed please fax back to Grace Martineau at  807 623 2566. For more infomration on this training please contact Grace Martineau at  807 623 9595 or by email at gmartineau@oftsc.org
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R-2000 Builders Workshop

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation is pleased to announce training for the R-2000 program.

Location: 1807 York Rd., Deseronto, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community Centre

This two-day workshop covers the technical requirements of the R-2000 Standard building science principles, barrier systems, windows, foundations, advanced construction and air-sealing techniques, mechanical systems, marketing and an overview of the R-2000 quality assurance process.
There is a written examination at the end of the workshop. The passing score is 75 percent or higher.
Please Note: There is a fee to register for this course. The fee to take this workshop is $ 100.00. Please make all cheques payable to the Ontario First Nation Technical Services Corporation. 

To register please download the attached registration form, fill out and fax back to Grace Martineau at 807 623 2566

Attachments:

Technical Training Registration Form

Training Dates Announced

To register for this training please download the form attached and send it back to the applicable OFNTSC service centre.

Part 9 Buildings – Structural Requirements
January 26-29, 2010
Sioux Lookout, ON
Shibogama First Nations Council
Part 9 Buildings – Building Envelope
March 1-5, 2010
Rama, ON
Days Inn
Part 9 – The House, Health and Safety
March 29 – April 2, 2010
Rama, ON
Days Inn
Part 9 Buildings – Fire Protection
March 30 – April 2, 2010
Sioux Lookout, ON
Shibogama First Nations Council
Course Descriptions:
Part 9 Buildings – Structural Requirements
This is a four day (30 hour) advanced course dealing with the structural provisions of Part 9 of Division B of the Building Code. The course material describes the provisions, their applications and limitations but does not deal specifically with the design of structural elements.
Topics to be covered include: legal considerations, soil conditions, excavations, footings and foundations (including general principals of concrete mix design and cold and hot-weather placement); transfer of forces acting on a building; masonry construction, trusses as well as spatial separations and exposure protection as they apply to the structural elements of a building.
Prerequisites: a Part 9: The House course
Reference Material: 2006 Building Code Compendium, calculator
Part 9 Buildings – Fire Protection 

This is a four day (30 hour) more advanced course dealing with the design and verification of fire-resistance ratings; where the code requires fire separations because of building classification, separation of major occupancies, service spaces and exits including penetrations of fire separations. Addressed as well are the topics of means of egress, exit facilities and fire protection and suppression methods.

Note:  This course and Part 9 Structural Requirements comprise the former Part 9 – Technical.Prerequisites: Part 9: The House course
Reference Material: Building Code, calculator

Part 9 Buildings – Building Envelope
This is a five day (37 hour) basic Part 9 course dealing with plan examination & inspections of the house structure and the building envelope. It includes the following topics: An Introduction to the Ontario Building Code (OBC); The House – General; Difficulties Confronting Building Inspectors; Reading Plans; Building Permit Application; Site Plans; Footings; Foundation Walls; Concrete Slabs on Ground; Roof and Ceiling Construction; Floor Construction; Wall Construction; Other Structural Components.
Please note this course and Part 9: The House – Health & Safety comprise the former Part 9 – The House.
Prerequisites: None
Reference Material: Ontario Building Code
Part 9 Buildings – Health and Safety
This is a five day (37 hour) basic Part 9 course on the plan examination and inspection of health & safety related aspects of the house. It includes the following topics: An Introduction to the OBC; The House – General; Fire Safety & Protection; Chimneys; Fireplaces; Inserts & Solid-fuel-burning Appliances; Stairs; Guards; Insulation; Health & Comfort Requirements; Party Walls; Final Interior Inspection; Final Exterior Inspection.
Prerequisites: None
Reference Material: Building Code
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