Part 9 The House Building Envelope BLDG 9288

Off Campus

Our Part 9 The House Building Envelope course is a detailed technical course. This building code course deals with the construction of houses as single detached dwellings under Division B Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code. The curriculum covers building inspectors, plans, building permits and site plans; construction of foundations; floors-on-ground; reinforced concrete slabs; roofs and ceilings; and floors and walls, including brick veneer.

Also check out our other courses: BLDG 9245 Part 9 The House Building Envelope and BLDG 9265 Part 9 The House Building Envelope (Online)


Course Delivery Method:

This version of the course is held during the day at an Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) location.

Course Essentials:

You must bring a copy of the 2012 Building Code Compendium to the first class. The compendium is available for purchase through the George Brown College bookstore, at our Building Code and Trade Manuals website and at the Publications Ontario website. The Part 9: The House – Building Envelope technical manual will be provided during the first class and is included in the cost of this course.


You must have a general understanding of the building construction process and materials and basic blueprint reading skills.

Additional Information

Disclaimer: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) exams are not included in this course. Visit the Ontario government’s building code web page for certification information.

Hours and Fees




$576, includes a non-refundable materials fee of $311 [workbook/manual]

Course Sections

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course; however, check back often to see if we have developed additional schedules for the upcoming term. If you would like to receive an email update when the 2023–24 academic year (September 2023 to August 2024) becomes available and open for registration, complete our notification sign-up form. This will also ensure you receive a notification at the start of the spring/summer term (May to August) this year.
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