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05AC - The Building Code Act and the Building Permit Application Process

23 May 2018 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM


3 ConEd Learning Hours

Course Outline

This session will explain the Building Code Act legislation, the fundamentals of the building permit application process, the role of municipal officials and what those officials expect from architects.

Course Objectives

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • describe the purpose, scope and key content of the Building Code Act;
  • appreciate the fundamental obligations of the architect and municipal building officials in the permit application process and in the general review of construction;
  • identify key strategies for successfully navigating the building permit process; and
  • describe mechanisms for resolving disputes about design compliance.

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Mike Seiling

Mike Seiling is the Director of Building & Chief Building Official (CBO) for the City of Kitchener and a Past President of the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA).

As Director of Building/CBO for the City of Kitchener, he is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Building Code. He has 31 years of construction experience in both the private and public sectors, including 26 years with the City of Kitchener Building Division and 5 years in the private sector. 

Mike is a graduate of Conestoga College in the Construction Engineering Technical Program and is a Certified Building Code Official with the OBOA. Mike is a Certified Engineering Technologist with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. Given Mike’s extensive expertise, he is often asked to advise on both technical and practical issues.

Mike is a resident of Kitchener, is married with 2 adult daughters, and is active in a number of volunteer community networks. Mike is a strong believer in partnering with peers, building networks and supports proactive communications.