BCIN stands for Building Code Identification Number.
As set out in the Ontario Building Code, all designers must have their BCIN number to provide design services and issue construction drawings in Ontario.
Near the end of 1999, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing started to look at a way to create a licensed body of designers, and streamline the building permit process across all Ontario. What they came up with was Bill 124 which came into effect in 2006.
Among the points stated above, other intentions of Bill 124 were to provide protection to the public and include the following upgrade in standards:
- Requiring qualification for building officials, house designers, who wish to provide a design service and submit house drawings for building permits.
- Mandatory acquiring & registering of liability insurance would be required for all firms wishing to have their drawings used for submission to acquire building permits in Ontario
- Specific time frames for processing & issuing of a building permit,
- Mandatory use of a province wide permit application forms & new rules in regards to governing permit fees
Julia Cangemi-Anema is our Designer licensed under the Ontario Building Code, which in turn allows Jac Design Inc. to also be a registered Design Firm. As we meet all requirements and are registered with Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.