Annotated Ontario Building Code Act

ebook Volume 1

By John Mascarin

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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

  • Significant new court decisions such as:
    • FNX Mining Co. v. Greater Sudbury (City), [2018] O.J. No. 4277 (S.C.J.), regarding whether trailers, and a generator shelter, were "buildings" as defined in subs. 1(1) of the Building Code Act, 1992.
    • Apartments Legacy One Ltd. v. Vernon (City), [2018] B.C.J. No. 3742 (C.A.), regarding whether the installation of forms was "construction" requiring a building permit under the municipal building by-law, or was merely "site preparation".
    • Johnston v. Arran-Elderslie (Municipality), [2018] O.J. No. 6702 (S.C.J.), regarding conflict of interest by a chief building official who inspected the construction of a building that he had designed pursuant to a private design business.
    • Kenora (City) v. Eikre Holdings Ltd., [2018] O.J. No. 6972 (SC.J.), regarding the exercise of remedies by municipalities where the protection of the public interest is at stake, such as orders under subs. 15.9(6) of the Building Code Act, in respect of buildings occupied by...
  • Annotated Ontario Building Code Act