Southwestern Ontario Housing Summit, presented by Enbridge Gas


Join us for a day of industry insights, collaboration, and forward-thinking!

Hosted by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association Southwest Regional Group, this summit will gather industry leaders, subject matter experts, and stakeholders from across the province, offering a unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the building code and its practical applications.

We will dive into the recently released 2024 Ontario Building Code (OBC) and priorities for the 2025 and 2030 National Building Code (NBC). Our afternoon program will offer three specialized sessions, each providing a technical overview, case studies and a panel discussion. To wrap up the day, we will explore the future growth and development of Southwestern Ontario in a dynamic panel discussion.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be at the forefront of discussion on the future of building code and growth in Southwestern Ontario.

DATE: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre – London, ON
See the full day of programming below!

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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Registration & Networking

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM – Opening Remarks

  • Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA)
  • OHBA Southwest Region Group
  • Presenting Sponsor – Enbridge Gas

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM – Building Connections: Get to Know the HCRA

Get to know the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA), responsible for licensing Ontario’s new home builders and sellers. Wendy Moir, CEO & Registrar, will provide an overview of what’s new at the HCRA, and how we are working to support good builders and protect the public.

          Wendy Moir, CEO & Registrar, Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Navigating Building Code

Examine the evolving landscape of code compliance. Gain valuable insights into the 2024 Ontario Building Code (OBC), including the transition provisions and key implementation dates. Then, hear about the priority areas for the 2025 and 2030 National Building Code(NBC), with future impacts on the OBC. This session will conclude with a panel discussion where our experts will offer practical advice on how to ensure a smooth transition for changing code.

          Mike Memme, OHBA 1st Vice President + Operations Manager, Mountainview Building Group

          Corrine Nauta, Chief Building Official, County of Lambton

          Matt Farrell, President & Executive Director, The Alliance of Canadian Building Officials Association

          Andy Oding, Vice President, Building Knowledge Canada

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Scholarship Presentation

To wrap up our morning program, the Southwest Region Group will present two scholarships to aspiring young individuals entering the residential construction industry. Celebrate with us as we invest in the next generation of trade professionals who will drive the future of Ontario’s residential construction industry.

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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch


Low-Rise Residential (Part 9): Soil Gas and Radon Mitigation

Explore the 2024 Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements for soil gas and radon mitigation in low-rise residential buildings. This session will cover the current standards and anticipated developments towards passive and active venting systems. Our expert panel will share practical solutions for compliance and verification, and identify needs for successful implementation.

Hosted by:

          Siloni Waraich, Chief Research Officer, Home Construction Regulatory Authority

          Angelo DiCicco, Chief Building Official, City of St. Thomas

          Jamie Yolkowski, Manager of Codes and Standards, Doug Tarry Homes

          Pat Daniels, General Manager Construction Operations, Glenview Homes

Mid / High-Rise Residential (Part 3): 18-Storey Tall Wood

Discover the potential of 18-storey tall wood buildings with recent updates from the 2024 Ontario Building Code (OBC). This session will focus on design and planning considerations, innovative material choices, and how wood is revolutionizing high-rise construction.

Hosted by:

          David Stanton, Building Science Engineer, RDH Building Science

          Allan Shaw, Chief Building Official + Director of Building, City of  Hamilton

More speakers to come!

Converting to Multi-Unit Housing

Dive into innovative approaches to designing and constructing multi-unit housing with code compliance in mind. This session will provide insights into existing and expected Ontario Building Code provisions and their application for a variety of dwelling types, offering a holistic view of the booming section of the renovation industry.

          Hosted by:


          Peder Madsen, Vice President, CCR Building Solutions

          Terry Kuipers, Chief Building Official, Two of Minto

          Brendan Charters, Development Manager, Eurodale Design + Build

More speakers to come!

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM – Break

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Building for Tomorrow: Strategies for Regional Growth and Housing Supply

Gain valuable insights into the dynamics of housing demand and growth across Southwestern Ontario with insights from provincial and municipal representatives. We will discuss the importance of maintaining balance in a fast-growing landscape and collaborate on innovative solutions to accommodate growth and development across the region.

          Scott Andison, CEO, Ontario Home Builders’ Association

          MPP Matthew Rae, MPP Perth, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

          John Revell, Commissioner Economic Development and Innovation, City of Windsor

          Kyle Wilding, Senior Manager, Building Division, City of London

          Denise Van Amersfoort, Manager of Planning & Development Department, County of Huron