Ontario Chapter - October 14 2017 Event -



Our next event will be on Saturday October 14 ( 10 am - 2.00 pm) at the Erin Mills Twin Arena- Rogers Theater -

Located at map 3205 Unity Dr. Living Art Drive, Mississauga, On., L5L 4L5. 

The Main Topic will be presentation on OBC,

Ontario Building Code

2012 Edition with July 1 2017 Amendment

  • OBC, Part 3 Retirement Home, a home for 65y & better
  • OBC, Part 9 House, a building consist of two Dwelling Units

Presented by:

Nahla Ali, Building Code Consultant & Building Plans Examiner


  • Arch degree from University of Baghdad, 1987;
  • Over 18 years of experience in Ontario and National Building Codes, Ontario and National Fire Code in Canada;
  • Over 15 years of experience as a private Code Consultant for Architects and Engineers for reviewing wide range of projects for various types of occupancies for Ontario and National Codes, NFPA and other related codes for compliance and applying for building permit from authority having jurisdictions;
  • 6 years of working as an employee in Ontario Municipalities, Building Division, and involved in Code Compliance review and issuing building permits of various range of large and complex building permits such as Hospitals, Schools, Industrial, commercial, and Residential building;
  • 25 years of experience in architectural design of new, addition, renovation restoration and alteration of all type of building classifications. This including first concept design, preparing working drawings, tender documents, and during construction on site supervision.

 BCT, Building Code Tutoring

  • Individual & group Building Code tutoring;
  • Building Code OBC courses for preparation to obtain designer designation for:
  • Ministry of Municipals Affairs MAH Exams for BCIN,
  • OAA Exams for EXAC,
  • OAA Interview for BEFA:
  • TARION Certification Exam.

Guest Speaker for Ontario Building Code Compliances at:

-        Humber College, Interior Design, North Campus;

-        Academy of Design, RCC Institute of Technology;

-        ICEAN; Iraqi Canadian Engineers and Architects

-        University of Baghdad, Architectural Department.

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • Ontario Association of Architects (OAA, Intern Architect)
  • Royal Architect Institute of Canada (MRAIC)
  • Toronto Society of Architects (TSA)
  • Canada Green Building Council (LEED, CaGBC)
  • Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)
  • Ministry of Municipal affairs & Housing, Building Code Identification #

Nahla Ali, Building Cose Consultant, Building Plans Examiner, Architectural Designer

OAA Intern Architect, MRAIC, LEED AP, OBOA, BCIN

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Ontario Chapter – April 29 Event



Ontario Chapter had their monthly event on April 29, 2017 at Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

This event focused on helping attendance pursue their long term financial goals

through comprehensive, individualized financial planning.  

Mr. Mohammad Kababji has volunteered his time and efforts again to present (The

5 Steps for an Effective Estate Plan).

Mr. M. Kababji is a certified financial planner at Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc.

Also, he’s working closely with clients to develop customized financial strategies

that incorporate asset allocation, financial management and make adjustments as

economic or lifestyle conditions warrant.

   Mr. M. Kababji has discussed the 5 Steps for an Effective Estate Plan:

  • How to minimize taxes.
  • Transfer assets to beneficiaries in a financially efficient and fair manner.
  • Provide for survivors
  • Ensure business continuity.
  • Identify who carries out last wishes and who cares for minor children.

   As usual in every event we had our Iraqi breakfast with chatting and networking

between CNIEA’s members and guests.

   Thank you to Mr. Kababji for sharing the knowledge and for his time and efforts.

Thank you to CNIEA existing and new members for attending our event.

Hope to see you in our next events.

Best regards

Ontario Chapter – February 18th Event



Ontario Chapter – February 18th Event

February 18th was an eventful day for the CNIEA-Ontario Chapter. The chapter had their monthly event at the Erin Mills Twin Arena in Mississauga.

The first presentation for this event was by Mrs. Mayy Habayeb. Mrs. Mayy holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Engineering with over 20 years of experience. She is also a member of PMI and holds a PMP certificate. During her presentation, Mrs. Mayy covered the following:

-        Value of the Project management Institute (PMI) certification and the pre-requisites.

-        Five process groups and the ten knowledge areas of PMI.

-        Main 16 elements of a successful project plan; and

-        Implementing projects within various organization structures & Culture


The members who attended this event were impressed with the presentation and said that it was” concise, organized, informative and valuable”.  Many members commented that this presentation was useful for anyone who is planning to take the PMP certificate or going for a job interview. The presentation will be available online for CNIEA members to access. After the presentation, Ms.Mayy answered the attendees’ questions about Project Management training and PMP Exam prep courses offered at ETA management consultancy and training.


In the afternoon, the attendees enjoyed a presentation by our fellow CNIEA member, Mr. Ahmed Al-Nayar. Mr. Ahmed is well-known among our members in the Ontario Chapter.  He is a Professional Engineer and holds a bachelor and master degree in Geotechnical Engineering. Mr.Ahmed delivered an interactive presentation on closing one bay of concrete culvert on trucks’ road. The audience were presented with the engineering challenge that Mr. Ahmed worked on at a project in Al-Ain city in UAE. To the attendees, the solution for this project seemed very obvious and they were able to come up with couple of reasonable solutions. However, finding a technical solution to a problem might not be so challenging, but finding a technical solution with a restricted budget and limited timelines creates another challenge that requires a creativity to solve.  Mr. Ahmed discussed the solution chosen and how it was constructed safely.


Mr. Ahmed is a great example of a member who joined CNIEA when he first came to Canada and he is now giving back to the committee and his fellow members through sharing his knowledge and time.  Members such as Mr. Ahmed make the CNIEA committee strive to continue on its mission and goals.


Many thanks to Ms. Mayya Habayab and Mr. Ahmed Al-Nayyar for making our February event a great success, and thanks to them for sharing their knowledge and time. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next event .