Jan 3 2023

TSA Technical Series | Escalators

  Escalators are everywhere. From shopping malls to transit stations, office towers to the PATH, escalators are essential to the efficient and safe circulation of tens of thousands of people as they make their way through our cities. And with all the new and expanded mass-transit projects happening in the coming years, there will likely […]

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Dec 5 2022

OAA Continuing Education Webinar Series: Cx 201 – What Are the Biggest Challenges in Commissioning?

  Cx 201 – What Are the Biggest Challenges in Commissioning?  This presentation will provide architects with fundamental information about the commissioning process and will emphasize the importance of an organized approach to commissioning in order to help achieve a successful project. Commissioning has evolved over the past decade to become one of the most […]

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Dec 5 2022

OAA Continuing Education Webinar Series: Mass Timber Construction at CNL: Environmental Impact Study

  Mass Timber Construction and CNL: Environment Impact Study  Canadian Nuclear Labs’ Chalk River Laboratories comprise the largest single complex in Canada’s science and technology community. The site contains more than 50 unique facilities and laboratories including a newly constructed logistics warehouse and a science and innovation centre, both of which were built using mass […]

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Dec 5 2022

OAA Continuing Education Webinar Series: Regenerative Design Process in Addressing Climate Emergency

  Regenerative Design Process in Addressing Climate Emergency Regenerative design and its practices seek to move beyond sustainability to form a positive partnership between buildings, communities, and nature. As the industry seeks strategies and skills to address the climate emergency, we must move beyond sustaining current systems and look towards a restorative framework for future […]

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Dec 5 2022

OAA Continuing Education Webinar Series: Understanding Risk – A Pathway to Resilience

  Understanding Risk – A Pathway to Resilience  Climate change is here and has costly consequences. In the context of the built environment in Ontario, we can expect more frequent and severe storms, wildfires, and heatwaves among other climate hazards. In order to develop adaptation measures and build resiliency into new construction and retrofit projects, […]

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Dec 5 2022

OAA Continuing Education Webinar Series: Contract Suite – 2021: The new OAA 900 (Subconsultant Agreement)

  Contract Suite – 2021: The new OAA 900 (Subconsultant Agreement) OAA contracts are written in consultation with groups representing: 1) owners; 2) construction law specialists who represent owners, contractors, and consultants; 3) in response to a review of Requests for Proposals (RFPs); and 4) in response to questions posed to OAA’s Practice Advisory Services; and […]

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Dec 5 2022

OAA Continuing Education Webinar Series: The new OAA 800-2021 (Short Form)

The New OAA 800-2021 (Short Form) OAA contracts are written in consultation with groups representing: 1) owners; 2) construction law specialists who represent owners, contractors, and consultants; 3) in response to a review of Requests for Proposals (RFPs); 4) in response to questions posed to OAA’s Practice Advisory Services; and 5) OAA’s Practice Resource Committee. With […]

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Dec 5 2022

OAA Continuing Education Webinar Series: OAA Contract Suite – 2021: The New OAA 600 (Long form)

OAA Contract Suite – 2021: The New OAA 600 (Long form) OAA contracts are written in consultation with groups representing: 1) owners; 2) construction law specialists who represent owners, contractors, and consultants; 3) in response to a review of Requests for Proposals (RFPs); and 4) in response to questions posed to OAA’s Practice Advisory Services and 5) […]

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Dec 5 2022

OAA Continuing Education Webinar Series: OAA Contract Suite – 2021: Overview of the Updated Contracts for Architects and Lic. Tech. OAA

  OAA Contract Suite – 2021: Overview of the Updated Contracts for Architects and Lic. Tech. OAA OAA contracts are written in consultation with groups representing: 1) owners; 2) construction law specialists who represent owners, contractors, and consultants; 3) in response to a review of Requests for Proposals (RFPs); and 4) in response to questions […]

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Dec 2 2022

OAA Continuing Education Webinar Series: 10 Important Features of a Wind-Resilient Building

10 Important Features of a Wind-Resilient Building As the effects of climate change bring more extreme and intense weather events to Canada with greater frequency, the resilience of our built environment is tested, with questions raised by some as to whether wood frame buildings can stand up to high winds and tornadoes. The answer is […]

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