Ontario Association of Architects

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23 Upcoming Webinars

Crafting Culinary Spaces: Exploring Kitchen Cabinet Construction, Finishes, and Uses
Fri Jul 26 - 12:00 pm EDT
Building a Better System with Stone Veneer Siding
Tue Jul 30 - 12:00 pm EDT
Advantages of Polyiso In Below-Grade Applications
Wed Jul 31 - 12:00 pm EDT
Simplifying Multi Family HVAC Solutions and the Evolving Industry
Thu Aug 1 - 12:00 pm EDT
Integrated Door Opening Assemblies as a Solution to Common Opening Challenges
Fri Aug 2 - 12:00 pm EDT
Firestopping IT Infrastructure in Healthcare Facilities
Wed Aug 21 - 12:00 pm EDT
Continuous Insulation and ACM/MCM Rainscreens in High Wind Zone Steel Stud Construction
Thu Aug 22 - 12:00 pm EDT
Shielding Structures: The Art of Moisture Control in Exterior Cladding
Mon Aug 26 - 12:00 pm EDT
What Schools Need to Know About Emerging Air Pollutants and Their Impact on Student Health
Tue Aug 27 - 12:00 pm EDT
Protecting People and Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact & Forced Entry Solutions
Wed Aug 28 - 12:00 pm EDT
Design Flexibilities of a Fluoropolymer Coating in the Architectural Market
Fri Aug 30 - 12:00 pm EDT
Designing Aluminum Railings For Residential and Commercial Applications
Wed Sep 4 - 12:00 pm EDT
Specifying for Safety Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment
Thu Sep 12 - 12:00 pm EDT
Health, Safety & Welfare with Modular Masonry Fireplace Systems
Tue Sep 17 - 12:00 pm EDT
Elevate Your Outdoors: The Art of Designing Functional Living Spaces
Fri Sep 20 - 12:00 pm EDT
The Only Canopy Course You’ll Ever Need
Wed Sep 25 - 12:00 pm EDT
Elevating Design with Copper
Thu Sep 26 - 12:00 pm EDT
Advantages of Polyiso In Below-Grade Applications
Wed Oct 2 - 12:00 pm EDT
Smoke Containment Strategies for Elevator Hoistways & Lobbies
Thu Oct 3 - 12:00 pm EDT
Exterior Wood Stain Considerations
Wed Oct 16 - 12:00 pm EDT
Maple Flooring Centered on Athletic Performance: A Winning Combination
Wed Oct 23 - 12:00 pm EDT
Protecting People and Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact & Forced Entry Solutions
Wed Oct 30 - 12:00 pm EDT
Protecting People and Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact & Forced Entry Solutions
Tue Dec 10 - 12:00 pm EST

101 Online Courses

Free Course

Modern Storage Solutions for Healthcare

In this one-hour course, we will explore storage issues that healthcare facilities face due to the demands of ever-changing technological advances as well as a lack of usable space. When healthcare facilities do not have easy access to necessary supplies and equipment, patient treatment may suffer as well as cause added...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
A Safe Way to Play: How Synthetic Grass is Revolutionizing Playgrounds

Finding the perfect low-maintenance and safe surface option for playgrounds can be a challenge. Join us in this hour-course as we discuss synthetic grass systems are manufactured and best practices for choosing and installing synthetic turf. Design professionals will learn which selection criteria to use when evaluating...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASLA LA/CES PDH
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Abuse and Impact Resistant Gypsum: Stronger and Safer Walls - Update

Analyze the different types of gypsum technologies in terms of composition, characteristics, and testing. Discover the benefits of impact resistant gypsum in terms of performance, application, and cost.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Access Ladders and Stairs: Specifying for Safety and Efficiency

This course will discuss different types of access ladders and stairs and the various applications in which they can be safely used. The designer will also learn about codes and minimum requirements necessary to adhere to standards both dimensionally and for fire ratings.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board for High STC Wall Partitions

In this course, we explore sound transmission and acoustical requirements in buildings. Codes, standards, and design considerations are thoroughly reviewed. Acoustically enhanced gypsum board assemblies are evaluated as a solution for improving acoustics in multiple indoor environments.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Advanced Rainscreen Design for Moisture Management - Update

This course will better inform the designer on moisture management in the building envelope and related considerations.  The designer will evaluate rainscreen and wall assembly options and gain an understanding of how to incorporate rainscreens into their building envelope system. The designer will also gain understandin...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Advantages of Using Cover Boards in Low-slope Roofing Assemblies

This course will provide a brief overview of Low-Slope Roof Systems to provide the necessary background to discuss cover boards & thermal barriers.  The various cover board types and reasons for their use will be described. Each board type will be discussed along with their primary features, benefits & challenge...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
All Treated Wood is Not the Same

Protective treatments are important for any wood project, but all treated wood is not the same. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss standards and guidelines for treated wood and preservatives in order to ensure wood projects are safe and code compliant. Participants will learn about important standards, testing...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Alternating Tread Stairs and Other Devices for Space Limited Applications

Alternating Tread Stairs and other types of steep stair and ladder devices are widely used to save space in applications like building maintenance, rooftops, roof hatches, equipment, and other areas. This session will help architects understand: The regulations and codes that affect the use and design of different types...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Architectural Applications of Water Protection Systems

This course expresses the reasons for concern regarding the environmental hazards that come with flooding and describes who is responsible when natural hazards and flooding occur. Learn what a Base Flood Elevation is, as well as the objectives of protection in order to employ this type of system.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Artificial Grass Surfacing for Dogs: Product & Installation Profiles

Synthetic (artificial) grass, specifically designed for use with dogs, is a cost-effective solution that offers a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing environment for dogs. Presented here are the health, safety, performance, and cost benefits of installing synthetic grass specifically designed for dogs; its suitable...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASLA LA/CES PDH
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications

To optimize the design and performance of commercial water heater systems, professionals should understand the difference between standard and high efficiency gas water heaters. Join us in this one-hour course as we cover the benefits of high efficiency gas water heaters and how to easily convert from standard to high ef...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Boiler and Water Heater Retrofit: Things to Consider when Evaluating the Building and the Mechanical Room

The walkthrough of a boiler and water heater retrofit is a vital step to assessing the existing conditions and determining what needs to be fixed to meet the client’s needs. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss what to bring with you, what to document, and what questions to ask when performing a walkthrough. Par...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Cable Railing Basics: Designing a Code Compliant Guard Rail

When designing any guard rail, there are a variety options to choose from, including the type of framing, infill material, cable, glass, wood or metal designs. Today’s guard rail systems and solutions must provide strength, durability and design flexibility. They must be suited for different applications, interior or ex...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Operable Walls Chapter

Operable walls offer the opportunity to maximize any space by implementing superior engineering, aesthetics and technology. Join us in this one-hour course as we dive into key understandings of operable partitions to address panel construction, suspension systems, sealing mechanisms, design options, automation, and safet...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Climate Zoned Cladding and Contemporary Commercial Solutions with Fiber Cement Siding - Update

This course introduces new climate zoned cladding and illustrates panel cladding. Learn how this is helping designers meet emerging demands for contemporary commercial design aesthetics through a description on the benefits of fiber cement and the common selection criteria for siding options.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

This course focuses on building connectors, providing an understanding of deflection and its importance in accommodating movement. Participants will learn about various types of deflection and drift clips used in the industry. The course also explores different support clips suitable for rigid attachments in building con...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Commercial Flat Roof Fasteners

This course will cover types of fasteners for rooftop applications. You will learn how to identify both roof decks and roof fasteners and the best practices for matching them together. You will discover key characteristics of fasteners and roofs to use in your everyday roof projects.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 IIBEC CEH
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Split System

Commercial air to water heat pumps are the most efficient way to heat stored water. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the many benefits of commercial heat pump water heater split systems, such as increased sustainability and durability. Participants will be able to evaluate different heat pump systems and spe...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Commercial Roofing Strategic Financial Solutions

This one-hour course will help explain making the financial case for including integrated photovoltaic systems on all roofing projects. You will realize that solar means going green in more ways than one, green for the environment and green as in dollars saved with Investment Tax Credit. We will discuss why solar power i...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 IIBEC CEH
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

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