A second Fire Code violation will push Ontario property owners, managers, corporate officers and directors into a steeper fine bracket under proposed amendments to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act. New legislation tucked into the 2019 Budget Measures Act introduces a distinct slate of penalties for “a subsequent offence” and clarifies that any conviction under the Act or its regulations will count as a first offence.
Generally, the purpose of a forensic engineering investigation is to determine the root cause of a building failure and how it may be addressed, with the intent of improving the performance of the building. »READ MORE
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ASHRAE publishes energy guideline for historic buildings
With nearly two-thirds of existing buildings estimated to still be in service by 2050, project teams retrofitting any historic building for energy efficiency can benefit from the content of the new ASHRAE Guideline 34-2019, Energy Guideline for Historic Buildings. »READ MORE
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ontario spurns unpaid building code advisors
Technical and policy specialists who provide unpaid guidance on energy and water conservation requirements in the Ontario Building Code have caught the attention of government cost-cutters. The newly released 2019 Ontario budget lists the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council (BCCAC) among 10 provincial agencies deemed to be unnecessary or imprudent expenditures. »READ MORE