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CPD Courses/Activities

CPD Courses/Activities

Here are some continuing professional development opportunities that partner organizations have opened up to our members.

Providing Good Quality Trenchless Rehabilitation Contract Specifications

Join industry experts to learn about the good practices of contract preparation to avoid conflicts among owner, engineer, and contractor. The workshop participants will learn about how to write specifications and quantity schedule for trenchless contracts, and hear case studies. To register, click here 
Research & Innovation
2017 Breakfast & Learn Workshop Series at Niagara College POSTPONED 
Plan the Work/Work the Plan: Reducing Costs by Leveraging 3D Scanning Technology in Industrial Applications
Wednesday, October 18, 2017  (8 am to 11 am) – Deadline to register Friday, October 13, 2017
Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre | Niagara College | Welland 

Cost:  First 3 OACETT members to register receive a complimentary pass
           After the first three complimentary passes are used, the cost is $25 

As-built documentation is crucial to the development, planning and refurbishment of industrial sites and facilities. But the challenge for existing assets is the ability to turn decades’ worth of operational information and experience from various sources and systems into ‘applicable information’. As-built documents are often incomplete, or outdated and hence unreliable. Currency and accuracy of data is critical in design environments involving:
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • MEC Interference Co-ordination
  • Brownfield Facility Refurbishment
  • Maintenance Shut-downs
  • Strategic Facility Planning
Come hear how sophisticated data acquisition technology, such as 3D Laser Scanning, can reduce your production schedule, minimize risks and improve operational efficiency.  In this breakfast session, we will cover:
  • What 3D point cloud data is
  • How to work with 3D point cloud data in AutoCAD and Revit (live demonstration)
  • Actual case studies from the Niagara region, applications & deliverables, QA/QC and workflow improvements as a result of utilizing this type of solution

2017 OPWA ROW Management Conference
Tuesday, November 14, 2017:  7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Deer Creek Golf & Country Club
2700 Audley Road North, Ajax ON
Registration Fee before October 31, 2017:  $200
Registration Fee on November 1, 2017:  $250

Early Bird registration for the 2017 OPWA ROW Management Conference ends October 31, 2017. On November 1, 2017 registration will increase by $50/person. This is a hard deadline as it is has been programed into the on-line registration. If you and your colleagues have not registered please do so prior to November 1. 2017 to receive the early bird registration cost. 

SolidWorks Essential Training 
This is a 5 days training program and participants will learn how to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and create production drawings of the models. This program runs every month in Toronto or Cambridge.   Check out the dates.  

OACETT member will receive a 40%.  When registering online, put OACETT under the company section to receive the discount.

JM Consulting is a specialized, boutique-style consulting agency dedicated to providing customized professional development and program management services to organizations. 


Presentation Skills for Technical Topics: A Hands-On Workshop 
October 17 & 24, 2017

Preparing, designing and delivering effective presentations is a challenge, even more so if the content is of a technical nature. Learn techniques and strategies that will help you communicate better and achieve the results you need. In this workshop, you will deliver multiple short talks on Day 1, and on Day 2 you will present a longer piece on a work-related topic of your choosing.

Keep in mind that this workshop is designed for participants to explore and learn new techniques in a safe, non-threatening environment. We also want to keep this class size small, so we are capping this workshop at 10 participants.

At the end of this course, participants will be better able to:

  • Outline the purpose and formulate messaging for presentation
  • Analyze audiences to appropriately level or ‘translate’ technical topics
  • Select and organize data and information
  • Structure presentation content
  • Select and effectively utilize presentation media
  • Employ active preparation techniques to refine delivery
  • Manage nerves and project energy
  • Use voice and body language to convey confidence
  • Manage Q&A and challenging audience members

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015 
November 16, 2017

The overall goal of this short program is to provide participants with the following information:

  • Review the new Federal Legislation for the Global Harmonization System also known as W.H.M.I.S. 2015 and the impact of this on manufacturers, suppliers, employers and workers. We will also discuss what we believe the Ontario Provincial Government may add to the Federal Legislation requirements.​
  • Review both WHMIS 1988 and New WHMIS 2015 symbols, labels, MSDS and SDS.
  • Generic versus specific training. Many workplaces do not understand the requirements for training and often do not provide the information needed to protect workers and expose their business to an unnecessary risk. We will review both the legislation requirements and best practices.
  • Be familiar with routes of entry the body of an unprotected worker and the effects chemicals have.
  • Review the three basic methods of controlling hazards, at the source, along the path, and at the worker.
  • Review the basic principle of emergency planning.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the changes made to WHMIS
  • Understand MSDS and SDS sheets
  • Knowledge on Legislations for GHS and legislation requirements
  • Knowledge on basic methods of controlling hazards
  • Knowledge on basic principle of emergency planning.

Ontario Building Code (OBC) – Part 8 On-Site Sewage Systems Exam Prep
November 20-24, 2017

This course deals with the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements for on-site Sewage Systems with design capacity of 10,000 litres per day or less. The OBC technical requirements for these systems are found primarily in Division B., Part 8 of the Code, but also include and refer to other portions of the OBC, the Building Code Act and Supplementary Standard SB6. This course is an introduction to the principles of on-site sewage systems and includes the following topics:
  • Requirements under the Building Code Act (BCA) as related to sewage systems
  • Site evaluations, test pits and percolation times (T-times)
  • System characteristics and daily design flows
  • Design and construction of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 sewage systems
  • Inspection and review of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 sewage systems
  • Operation and maintenance minimum requirements for existing systems, and
  • Occupational Health and Safety as related to sewage system inspection or enforcement
This Exam Prep course is designed to prepare the student for writing the MMAH On-site Sewage Systems qualification exam. It is scheduled for November 20-24, 2017.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the legal requirements under the BCA and OBC
  • Evaluate the site characteristics and determine the options available for the site
  • Understand the minimum design requirements for the five classes of on-site sewage systems
  • Understand the construction requirements for the various types of systems
  • Understand some of the health and safety requirements related to the construction of on-site sewage systems
  • Understand the basics of evaluating malfunctioning systems, remedial work and change of use for buildings connected to existing systems.
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