Retirement Homes – OBC Changes

October 24, 2017 by  
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** Please Note: This Technical Session has been moved to a new location due to being ‘SOLD OUT’ at the CFSA office location. **


Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Location: Underwriters Laboratories of Canada – 7 Underwriters Road, Toronto, ON M1E 3A9
Please note change of venue
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration and seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meals: Continental breakfast will be provided
Certificate: A certificate of attendance will be issued by CFSA at the end of the seminar
Fees: $45.00 (including HST) for CFSA members; early-bird and group pricing available
$55.00 (including HST) for non-members

Seminar Objective:

The objective of this seminar will be to review the changes to the Ontario Building Code relating to retirement homes.

Seminar Outline:

On May 17, 2017, the Ontario government filed O.Reg. 139-17 to amend the 2012 Ontario Building Code. The amendments include new design requirements relative to retirement homes, requirements for newly defined “houses”, and requirements to support climate change initiatives.

This presentation is specific to the recent retirement home changes which have come into effect as of July 1, 2017. The presentation reviews the reasoning behind the recent fire and life safety changes to the Ontario Building Code related to retirement homes as well as the impacts and implementation of these new requirements, and provides an overview of critical changes to retirement home design requirements.

Who will benefit?

This seminar will benefit engineers, designers, consultants and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (building and fire departments).

Instructors Biography:

Matteo Gilfillan, LET, B.A.S., C.E.T., CFPS is President of Matteo Gilfillan & Associates. Matteo has over 15 year of experience in fire and life safety consulting working on a variety of projects and occupancies providing building and fire code consulting on building designs and concepts, preparing Alternative Solution proposals and conducting building inspections/audits.

Matteo is the Past President of the Canadian Fire Safety Association (CFSA), is an active member in the SFPE, southern Ontario Chapter and the International Code Council (ICC). He is involved with various fire and life safety committees, including the Technical Advisory Committee that reviewed the recently enacted Code changes regarding retirement homes.

How To Register
To register, you can simply download our printable Registration Form (PDF), and mail or fax your completed Registration to the address indicated on the form.

This seminar may qualify for continuing education credits/learning hours when recertifying for designations (i.e. C.E.T., CFPS, CFEI, CFAA, etc.). This seminar will account for 2 hours.


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