Training & Qualifications as Home Inspector
Certified Building Code Official with Ontario Building Officials Association
Graduate Carson-Dunlop Home Inspector Course
Member of Nachi – North America’s Large Home Inspector Association
Former Registered Builder with HUDAC – Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada – was new home warranty program from 1971 to 1973 when it was replaced by TARION
Over 26 years of combined Building and Inspection Experience
Residential and Commercial Inspections
WETT Certified – Over 15 years
Woodburning Systems – WETT re-certification course
Mould Testing – Pro Labs level one mould course
Commercial Cooking Equipment Maintenance and Installation
Basic Sprinkler Inspection – CASA
Ontario Building Officials Association and Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Courses – all 40 hours and taught in Toronto at OBOA
Part 9 -The House – Health & Safety
–deals with plan examination and inspection of the health and safety-related aspects of the house. This course includes: an introduction to the Ontario Building Code; the house – general; fire safety and protection; chimneys; fireplaces; inserts and solid-fuel-burning appliances; stairs; guards; insulation; health and comfort requirements; party walls; final interior inspections; and final exterior inspections.
Part 9 -The House – Building Envelope
–deals with basic part 9 house structural requirements and inspections, including the study of the building envelope. It includes: an introduction to the Ontario Building Code: difficulties confronting building inspectors; reading plans; the building permit application; the house – general; site plans; footings; foundation walls; concrete slabs on ground; roof and ceiling construction; floor construction; wall construction; and brick veneer and structural components.
Part 9 – Buildings – Structural Requirements
–deals with the more complicated aspects of the structural requirements and limitations of part 9 buildings in general. This course does not deal specifically with the design of structural elements. The course addresses: getting started; the law; excavation inspection; footing and foundation inspections I; footing and foundation inspections II; structural framing inspections I; and structural framing inspections.
Part 3 – Large Buildings – Health & Safety
–includes the following topics: separation of occupancies; spatial separation and exposure protection; exits; lighting and emergency power; flame spread rating and interior finishes; service spaces and rooms; egress and exiting from mezzanines; health requirements; and fire alarm and detection systems.
Part 3 – Large Buildings – Classification & Construction-2006
-deals with the elements of a structure which are important when dealing with larger buildings. This is considered an introduction to part 3 buildings and includes the following: building classification; separation of major occupancies; building area and height; streets; building size and construction; occupant load; fire separation/fire-resistance ratings; firewalls; closures – Ontario Building Code requirements; firestopping; provision for fire fighting; and mezzanines and interconnected floor spaces.
Part 3 – Large Buildings
–It is largely based on the Large Building Syllabus – 2006 published by the Building and Development Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and deals with relevant portions of Division A – Parts 1, 2 and 3; Division B – Part 3, and those points of interest as found in Division B – Parts 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12. Additionally, parts of Supplementary Standards SB-2, SB-3, and SB-8 are reviewed. Some areas covered by this course include: – Occupancy, Construction Types, Fire-Resistance and Occupant Loads – Building Fire Safety – Safety within Floor Areas – Exits – Vertical Transportation – Health Requirements – Barrier-Free Design – Portable Classrooms and Self-Service Storage Buildings – Public Pools and Spas – Rapid Transit Stations – Tents and Air-Supported Structures, Signs and Shelf/Rack Storage Systems – Change of Use and Renovations – Environmental Separation – Structural Design, HVAC, Plumbing – Resource Conservation
Part 10/11 Renovations & Change of Use
-training inspectors to be able to properly identify that a building’s use and occupancy is appropriate and the construction requirements due to a change-of-use in an existing building. This course covers the following areas: requirements for permits; applicability of parts 10 and 11; code terminology for evaluating renovation projects; building systems; occupant load; change in major occupancy; fire separations; basic renovations; example projects; site generated challenges; and change-of-use without construction.
House – areas covered are: Basics of Structural Requirements Design of Areas and Spaces Doors Windows and Skylights Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards Means of Egress Fire Protection Sound Control Excavation Damp proofing, Waterproofing and Soil Gas Control Drainage Footings and Foundations Floors-on-Ground Columns Crawl Spaces Attic and Roof Spaces Above Grade Masonry Chimneys Fireplaces Wood Frame Construction Sheet Steel Stud Wall Framing Heat Transfer, Air Leakage, Condensation Control and Part 12 Roofing Cladding Stucco Interior Wall and Ceiling Finishes Flooring Plumbing Electrical Facilities Garages and Carports Cottages Log Construction Park Model Trailers
–this course deals with the Building Code Act, responsibilities of Governments, Municipalities, Building Departments, Inspectors, Designers and Architects.
– deals with provision of the Building Code that relates to fire suppression, fire detection, firefighting and fire safety and covers Occupancy Classification & Construction Requirements ·Provisions for Firefighting ·Automatic Sprinkler Systems ·Fire Separations, Closures, Fire Stopping & Firewalls, Safety Within Floor Areas, Exits, Chutes ·Fire Performance Ratings, Fire and Sound Resistance of Building Assemblies ·Fire Alarm and Detection Systems ·Standpipe and Hose Cabinet Systems ·Emergency Power, Lighting and Protection of Electrical Conductors ·Ventilation ·High Building Requirements ·Special Protection for Interconnected Floor Space ·Part 9 Buildings ·Renovations ·Rapid Transit Stations, Tents and Air Supported Structures, Portable Classrooms, Self-Storage Buildings
Note: These are online courses and are open to all NACHI members.
Online Roofing Course
Commercial Inspection Prerequisite Course
Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers