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Sessions and Seminars

2019 Leadership Day April 5


Theme:Emerging Best Practices in Service Delivery and Risk Management
April 5th - 5th, 2019

An exploration of four hot topics affecting building code compliance, with expert panel discussion of best practices in the areas of: building early positive relationships with builders and contractors, compliance red tape reduction through concierge services, how to rely on engineering reporting, and how to close off open permits. A joint program of the Large Municipalities Chief Building Officials and the Ontario Building Officials Association.
 

2018 Annual Meeting and Training Sessions


Theme:Land of Lakes Chapter
September 30th - October 3rd, 2018

The 62nd Annual Meeting and Training Sessions of the Ontario Building Officials Association is held in Kingston from Sunday September 30th - Wednesday October 3rd, 2018. The Conference Hosted by The OBOA Land of Lakes Chapter.
 

2018 Leadership Day April 6


Theme:The Pros and Cons of Alternative Solutions
April 6th - 6th, 2018

Primer on Ontario Government’s Policy and Legislative Process - Overview of Policy Intent of Alternative Solutions and Evolution of Codes - The Applicant and Industry Perspective on Alternative Solutions - Panel Discussion: Municipal Experience with Alternative Solutions and Reflections, Key Concepts, Best Practices for CBOs
 

2017 Annual Meeting and Training Sessions


Theme:Life on the Shield
October 1st - 4th, 2017

The 61st Annual Meeting and Training Sessions of the Ontario Building Officials Association was held in Huntsville from Sunday October 1st - Wednesday October 4th, 2017. The Conference was Hosted by The Muskoka Parry Sound Chapter.
 

2017 Leadership Day April 25


Theme:The Silver Tsunami
April 25th - 25th, 2017

There will be serious economic, health and safety, and public policy implications of an emerging trend in the enforcement of the building Code and other applicable law.
Building departments are entering what will be a very difficult decade, as an accelerating number of retirements occur at a time of growth and complexity in building regulatory enforcement. Seventy percent of building officials are expected to retire over the next five years.
 

2016 Annual Meeting and Training Sessions


Theme:Celebrating 60 years of Professionalism
October 2nd - 6th, 2016

The 60th Annual Meeting and Training Sessions of the Ontario Building Officials Association was held in Ottawa from Sunday October 2nd - Wednesday October 5th, 2016. The Conference was Hosted by The City of Ottawa and the Golden Triangle Chapter.
 

2016 Leadership Day April 28


Theme:Emergency and Continuity Management Programs in Municipalities
April 28th - 28th, 2016

This one-day seminar focuses on the broad topic of emergency and continuity management, and is being designed to include speakers on the themes of:
Sessions: Trends in emergency management | Standards and the role of standards and codes | The roles of the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management | Availability of related qualifications and training | Parallel evolution of emergency management | A case study of a municipality with a more involved emergency planning and management system | Resulting best practices for municipalities
 

2015 Leadership Day April 10th


Theme:Leadership In Building Regulation
April 10th - 10th, 2016

A Strategic Form for the Management of Building Regulation in Municipalities.
Sessions: Organizational Effectiveness - Managing and Leading Different Generations of Staff | Industry Relations - Professional Engineers Ontario, Strategic Plan 2015-2017 - Performing To Our Potential Through Strategic Clarity | Operational Excellence - Understanding Your Budget, and Interacting and Communicating with Council | Operational Excellence - Municipal Risk Management - Avoiding Litigation

 

2015 Leadership Day October 7th


Theme:The Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry: Implications and Issues
October 7th - 7th, 2015

Panel Discussion on the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry: Implications and Issues.
Sessions: Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry | Setting the Scene | Current Building Official Regulatory Framework for Unsafe Buildings. | Interface Issues with and among Regulators. | Interface Issues with and among Professionals.
 

2015 Annual Meeting and Training Sessions


Theme:October 4 - 7, 2015
October 3rd - 7th, 2015

The 59th Annual Meeting and Training Sessions of the Ontario Building Officials Association was held in Toronto from Sunday October 4th - Wednesday October 7th, 2015. The Conference was Hosted by The City of Toronto, City of Mississauga and the GTA Chapter.
 

2014 Annual Meeting and Training Sessions


Theme:Building Strong Connections
September 29th - October 2nd, 2014

The 58th Annual Meeting and Training Sessions of the Ontario Building Officials Association was held in Niagara Falls from Sunday September 28th - Thursday October 2nd, 2014. The Conference was Hosted by The City of Niagara Falls.
 

2013 Annual Meeting and Training Sessions


Theme:Building With Diversity
October 7th - 10th, 2013

The 57th Annual Meeting and Training Sessions of the Ontario Building Officials Association was held in Hamilton at the Hamilton Convention Centre from Sunday October 06th - Wednesday October 9th, 2013. The Conference was hosted by The City of Hamilton.