Douglas Walker, MA, B.Tech.

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Douglas Walker,
MA, B.Tech.


Douglas Walker is a professor at George Brown College in the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management. He teaches in the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) and Technology Diploma programs. He has also developed and taught a variety of code and design courses for the Ontario Building Officials Association, University of Toronto, Seneca College, Toronto Homebuilders Association, Mushkegowuk First Nations Council, Mattamy Homes, City of Toronto and various other industry associations. Prior to his current full-time faculty position, he was the Manager and Deputy Chief Building Official at the City of Toronto for twenty years. In addition, Mr. Walker has been involved in building design and code consulting. Douglas Walker holds a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree from Ryerson University Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. In addition, he is a member of several professional associations registered in the Province of Ontario.

Academic Credentials

Master of Arts, Central Michigan University (College Education), 2008

Bachelor of Technology, Ryerson University (Construction Management), 1984

Graduate Certificate, Seneca College (Fire Protection Engineering), 1988

Advanced Diploma, Fleming College (Civil Engineering Technology), 1977

Certified Building Code Official (CBCO) - Ontario Building Officials Association

Registered Designer (BCIN) - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Accredited Building Code Instructor - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) - Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Architectural Technologist (MAATO) - Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario

Areas of Specialization

Ontario Building Code, Land use planning, Construction documents 

Areas of Expertise

Expert witness for construction

building permits and inspections

Building Code application to design and construction

Problem solving for design

construction and renovations

Career Highlights

2004 - present: Professor, Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies, George Brown College.

1989 - 2003: Manager / Deputy Chief Building Official, City of Toronto- Building Division.

1984 - 1989: Senior Building Inspector, Borough of East York / City of Scarborough

1978 - 2004: Architectural Designer and Building Code Consultant

1974 - 1984: Project Engineer, Atomic Energy of Canada / Dow Chemical

Other Activities

Chair: Toronto Area Building Inspections Committee

Chair: Metro Area Plumbing Advisory Committee

Chair: Ontario Building Officials Association (GTA Chapter)

Chair: Association of Architectural Technologists Association (Toronto)

Director: Association of Architectural Technologists Association

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering: Demand side legislation

Review committee: Technicians and Technologists

Mayor’s Taskforce to Combat Construction Fraud