2017 BOABC Fall Education Conference



The Building Officials Association of British Columbia is hosting our annual Fall Education Conference, November 22,23,& 24, at the RiverRock Resort in Richmond.

REGISTRATION for the Conference is now closed.  

*Please note – If you are attending the Plumbing Level II, Level I BCBC or Level II BCBC -BRING YOUR CODE BOOKS-These are practical and participation based learning sessions !

THOMPSON room presentations are located in the separate Conference Building on the waterside of the hotel.

Costs for the Conference include GST, am/pm coffee and lunch. Breakfast is NOT included.


Wednesday November 22

  • 8:30am – Conference Room A – All day Session : Am -Plumbing 101  Paul Preston & Pm -Understanding Combustible Piping and the Code. Patrick Maguire
  • 8:30am – Conference Room B – Level 1 BCBC (All day session-Spatial Separation) Charlie Hoeller
  • 8:30am – Conference Room C – Level 2 BCBC (All day session) [Click to View Content] Tony Bartko
  • 8:30am – Thompson Room – High Performance Buildings  Rob Bernhardt & Marcel Studer
  • 1:00pm – Thompson Room – New Core Building Bylaw  Tom Barnes MIABC

Thursday November 23

  • 8:30am – Conference Room A – Plumbing Level II (Two-day session Thurs. and Friday)
  • 8:30am – Conference Room B – Level 1 BCBC Day 2 (All day session-Energy Efficiency)
  • 8:30am – Conference Room C – Level 2 BCBC Day 2 (All day session) [Click to View Content]
  • 8:30am – Thompson Room – Fire Stopping   Bassem Abadir & Stuart Moore
  • 10:30am – Thompson Room- Step Code Enforcement for Building Officials  Zac May  Office of Housing and Construction Standards, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • 1:00pm – Thompson Room- Updates on the Next BCBC   Don Pedde & Jim Baker  Office of Housing and Construction Standards, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Friday November 24

  • 8:30am – Conference Room A – Plumbing Level II (Day 2)
  • 8:30am – Conference Room B – Level 1 BCBC  Day 3 (All day session-Ventilation & Level One Quiz Session!)
  • 8:30am – Conference Room C – Level 2 BCBC Day 3 (All day session) [Click to View Content]

If paying by Cheque, please include a copy of registration confirmation and make payable to BOABC.  Send to:

145-10451 Shellbridge Way
Richmond BC
V6X 2W8

**EXAM WRITING SESSION – BOABC Members

On Friday, November 24th. Hard copy, pencil/ paper exams will be proctored for two sittings:
Friday  at 8:30 am
Friday  at 1:30 pm

Registration is mandatory & walk ins will not be permitted. Please bring picture identification.

Members will be invoiced on their member account. Cancellations will be billed if not received prior to Friday Nov. 17th.