Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.
Following the recent tragic fire in Oakland, California, fire safety and legal experts are reflecting on the confluence of deliberate and inadvertent omissions that underlie most calamities.
The new Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is designed to read like a ‘fragment’ of the Niagara Escarpment over which it cantilevers.
New criteria for calculating thermal bridging and a mandate for heat/energy recovery systems in a wide range of conditions could have the most significant impact on the design and construction of new buildings.
An interim report in Tarion review flags calls for a dedicated section for and further rules unique to condominiums in the new home warranties legislation.
As Tarion review consultations kicked off, Justice Douglas Cunningham said he has assured those who have expressed concerns he has “no marching orders."
The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
One of two sewers bylaw changes that are expected to trickle down to building owners and managers is on tap for the New Year.
As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
Universal design encompasses much more than physical accessibility, as three Interior Designers of Canada members recently explained in a panel discussion.
Legislation regarding the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) can be an advantage for property managers and building owners, says Colin McCarthy, founder of
Many of Ontario’s building owners and managers are now struggling to decipher requirements for barrier-free access in the Ontario Building Code (OBC), under the Accessibility
Wood and cement industries divided over proposed changes to the national and Ontario building codes.
Online access to Canada's national building and fire codes is suspended following discovery of a cyber intrusion of the National Research Council's IT network,
The recent rooming house fire in Toronto's Kensington Market highlights the importance of fire safety and bringing illegal rooming houses up to code.
Following the model of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada, the newest version of the B.C. Building Code has ...