#159 Retired Ontario Building Official and College Professor Glen Good is here to share so much about CODE, Inspections and Training
We open the show by letting our listeners know Mr. Jim Caruk is back on the show and it’s great to have him back on the mic sharing so much valuable information about The Construction Life, thanks Jim.
On with the show, this show is all about the team, working together for the greater good of the building industry. Glen has a lot to say about the building code and how things have changed over the last 4 decades. You don’t want to miss this show and this one show will be one that is listened to over and over for all of the great insight Glen shares with us. Glen is a college professor at Conestoga College, probably the best trade school in Ontario, Glen is an Architectural, Construction, Engineering, Technology Program where Glen not only teaches but is a graduate of the program. Hold on to your tool belts, there is a lot on this nearly 2-hour long show.
First thing Glen shares, building officials need to understand they are part of a team and not police officers. Glen was taught early on the COB Principle, it stands for Condition Of The Bowel, depending how your body is that week that will dictate how you represent yourself to others. It really is about getting to know the tradesperson, begin with a few compliments, share some good before your share some bad. In his early days Glen learned you gained peoples respect by respecting them.
We answer a few questions from a couple of listeners that watched my story leading up to the show, shout out to @elliottstrustedtrades and @pepeandty thanks for the questions.
Here are some Discussed and Shared links
Glen ends the show with quite a story from his early days and dealing with a contractor who never applied for a permit and Glen was driving by and the rest is history.
What an amazing show and thank you so much Glen for sharing so much must needed information and educating our listeners Building Code and the side of the industry most tradespeople don’t know much about, Thank you. Glen’s email at email@example.com and he is more than willing to answer any questions you might have.
Don’t forget TCL M.A.P. Skills Competition Contest is still going on, submit your project that you did this year, send pics or video and a write up on your skills and passion to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win $1,500.00 in cold hard Canadian Cash and the contest is open to every tradesperson from around the world since The Construction Life is listened to in 60 plus different countries and find it on one of the 11 podcast platforms online.
The Contest winner will be revealed September 6th 2021, Labour Day.
Thank you to Larry and Brian from @waddell_engineering for letting us use the office space to record these 3 shows.