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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.

Geotechnical Investigations and Considerations for Successful Trenchless Projects 
Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Gold Seal Accredited Course) 

September 20, 2018
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Centre for Health & Safety Innovation (CHSI)
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga  ON L4W 0A1

Good geotechnical information is critical for selecting proper trenchless technology, design, and determining construction risks and costs. This workshop will discuss the geotechnical investigations and requirements for different trenchless construction methods. It will cover industry’s good practice guidelines and standards for preparing geotechnical reports for preparing geotechnical reports for successful trenchless projects. Case studies will highlight good practices to avoid construction difficulties, project delays and costly construction claims. 

Meeting Seismic Design Requirements with the new Masonry Design Standard CSA S304-14 

September 25, 2018 (Ottawa)
September 26, 2018 (Toronto)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
This course will provide a detailed overview of the new changes to the 2014 edition of the CSA S304, which are viewed as a substantial improvement to the 2004 standard. Design and detailing examples will be presented that illustrate how masonry seismic design has evolved to meet the requirements of the 2015 NBCC and how these changes will once again facilitate loadbearing masonry in post-disaster structures. In the new Clause 16 within CSA S304-2014 entitled “Special provisions for seismic design” all seismic design provisions are now consolidated, modernized and expanded.

It is presented by Bennett Banting, Ph.D., P.Eng., Masonry Research and Development Engineer at the Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC). Bennett’s Ph.D. thesis was awarded the 2015 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award from The Masonry Society and contributed directly to several major changes to the new seismic design chapter of 2014 CSA S304. He is recipient of several awards and served as Chair of the Technical Committee for the 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium (2017).


7 Axioms of Value Creation (OACETT members receive a 30% discount; use code OACETT)

Gain the edge and learn about the code for success in today's disruptives times.   In his unique online training series Ian helps shape critical thinking concepts that prepare you for a future which is technology driven and approaching more rapidly than we could ever anticipate. Access this breakthrough learning in a convenient online format and learn from the comfort of your home or office. 

Presenter:  Ian Khan is the principal of FUTURACY Institute of Thought Leadership and was the speaker at OACETT's 2018 AGM and Conference:  CPD Session
He is a Technology Futurist featured on CNN, a Forbes Contributor, and the author of "7 Axioms of Value Creation".  Ian has been on the TEDx stage as a speaker three times. As a leadership author and trainer, he extensively tours globally and teaches his 7-Axioms of Value Creation methodology.  Ian  is also the host and creator of “Blockchain City”, a documentary capturing the adoption of Blockchain technology by cities worldwide.  An expert in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and the convergence of technology, he is a globally renowned technology expert and thought leader.

The following are included for $275:
  1. Introduction to the 7 Axioms of Value Creation Course (certificate issued on completion  (CPD approved for 2 hours under the leadership category)
  2. eCopy of the 7 Axioms of Value Creation (write a short summary after reading the eCopy (CPD approved for 2 hours under the leadership category)
  3. PowerPoint Presentation 
  4. Video of the CPD Session at the AGM (write a short summary on what was learned, or on the importance of emerging technology and how engineering and applied science technicians and technologists need to understand and action this change. (CPD approved for 2 hours under the leadership category)
  5. Introduction to Today’s Technology Power Era Video
Approved for one continuing professional development activity under the leadership/management category if completion of 1, 2, and 4.

Lean Yellow Belt Certification Sessions (Fall 2018) are now open for Registration!

Class 1 (3 days)
Dates:                 September 22
                           October 6
                           October  20 
Location:            To Be Confirmed (Region of Waterloo)
Time:                  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:                   $660

Class 2 (3 days)
Dates:                October 24-26 
Location:            To Be Confirmed (Region of Waterloo)
Time:                  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:                   $660

This LEAN Yellow Belt certification program is focused on understanding the practical application of the LEAN tools and concepts.

Structure into six modules, participants will learn when and how to apply the core LEAN tools to problem solve and improves process in the workplace. Participants are encouraged to implement the concepts learned during group simulations and practical assignments

At the end of the program, participants will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply the basic LEAN tools and contribute fully to the problem solving or
continuous improvement activity within their organization.

Course Modules
Module 1: Intro to LEAN
Module 2: Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
Module 3: 5S Methodology
Module 4: Standardized Work
Module 5: Tools for Employee Engagement
Module 6: Group presentation & Graduation

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. 

Legal Process For Building Official And Designers (Exam Prep)
October 1-5, 2018
Barrie ON

The Legal Process course is intended as an introduction to the legal process for all Building Code practitioners including building officials and designers. This course can also be an excellent training and preparation tool for persons preparing to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Legal qualification examination. 

Gain a basic knowledge of the legal process related to building code administration, roles and responsibilities of all practitioners, and the course is designed to help prepare individuals to write the Ministry of Municipal Affairs legal qualification examination, a requirement for all areas of Ministry qualifications. 

Participants are encouraged to complete all Chapters of the course. Some Chapters are intended for all code practitioners while others provide information for Chief Building Officials, aspiring CBO's, Inspectors who have the same powers and duties as the CBO in relation to sewage systems or plumbing, Inspectors who are Supervisors and Managers of Inspectors and Registered Code Agencies. 

At the end of this course, participants will have an understanding of:
  • The Roles and the Legal Framework of the Act
  • The Various Qualifications and Registration under the Act and the Code
  • Permit Applications and the Issuance Process for Permits
  • Exercising Lawful Entry 
  • The Inspection and Compliance Processes
  • The Occupancy Process
  • Co-operation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution under the Act
  • Offences, Liability and Immunity from Actions
  • Change of Use and Renovations
  • Complying with Division 

Canadian Healthcare Construction Course
October 16-17, 2018
Toronto ON

This course is imperative to those working in the healthcare facilities field and to those bidding on or designing healthcare construction and renovation projects. Many Tenders and RFP’s in healthcare now require that at least one person from the organization involved in these projects be certified with this designation. Register for this course.
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