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2018 Conference Sponsors

Supporting the profession is key to the success of this annual event. The OAA would like to thank our generous sponsors for supporting the 2018 OAA Conference. We couldn't do it without you!

Pro-Demnity Insurance Company
Pro-Demnity Insurance Company,  a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ontario Association of Architects, provides mandatory professional liability insurance coverage to Ontario architectural practices in accordance with the Architects Act and its regulations.
Concrete Council of Canada
The Canadian cement and concrete industry is leading the transition to a clean economy and a low-carbon, climate-resilient built environment.

The Concrete Council of Canada (CCC) brings together national and provincial associations representing the full spectrum of cement and concrete manufacturers across Canada. Its mission is to advance the industry’s leadership in sustainable construction and promote the social, environmental and economic value of concrete, concrete products and concrete systems. 

Concrete Council of Canada members include the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute, the Canadian Ready-Mixed Concrete Association, the Canadian Concrete Masonry Products Association, the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association, the Cement Association of Canada and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. 
Mumby Insurance Brokers Inc.
OAA Members and their Full Time Staff have had  savings and peace of mind insurance protection for all of their insurance needs from Mumby Insurance Brokers for over 41 years.

1. The paycheque replacement  insurance plan 25-35% less than the price of similar individual coverage and typically saves OAA Members $700-$2500 or more per year.

2. The Group Home & Auto program offers a discounted group plan rate AND  free unlimited telephone assistance services for legal, health, home repair, real estate, and more.

3. Commercial General Liability and Office Contents Insurance Protection for architectural firms.

All provided by a team of insurance experts who understand your needs. Learn more at 
Astley Gilbert Ltd.
Founded in early 1970, Astley Gilbert Limited has grown from a small company serving the on-demand document needs of the construction industry to a full service print and imaging solutions provider to companies across a wide range of industries. The company expanded by adding more branches, more equipment and more expertise, all of which are supported by strong operational capabilities and a company-wide culture that focuses on customer satisfaction and doing whatever it takes to meet their needs.

With multiple production facilities, over 55 radio-dispatched customer service vehicles in the GTA and global delivery capabilities Astley Gilbert has become today’s foremost leader in delivering on-demand solutions, on paper and online.
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 165-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution, and has ranked as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the past eight years. Enbridge Gas Distribution distributes natural gas to over two million customers in Ontario.

Union Gas is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. Union Gas is an Enbridge company with assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. Our distribution business serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario.
Canadian Wood Works

Our goal is to promote the use of wood and wood products in construction projects, and to acknowledge the contribution of wood-use advocates and industry leaders. 

Meridian Brick
Meridian Brick is North America's largest manufacturer and supplier of brick and masonry products.

Please visit our booth and discover the latest colours, textures, shapes and all we have to offer!

|Proven expertise | Innovative options | Unparalleled selection | Superior quality | Continent-wide distribution in the United States and Canada | Capacity and commitment to deliver products, resources and inspiration |
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ARCHICAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as the revolutionary GRAPHISOFT BIM Server™, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, and the GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner™, the world's first fully integrated building energy modeling application. GRAPHISOFT’s innovative solutions have fundamentally changed the way architects around the world design and collaborate. GRAPHISOFT® has been part of the Nemetschek Group, since its acquisition in 2007.
Ontario Cast-In-Place Concrete Development Council
The Ontario Cast-In-Place Concrete Development Council (OCCDC) was established in 1999 by a number of key firms in the Ontario concrete industry. The primary objectives of the OCCDC are: the promotion of cast-in-place concrete as a superior building system; education of all industry stakeholders with respect to technical issues and market trends; and improved communication, exchange of information, understanding, cooperation, and cohesion among industry stakeholders.
MasonryWorx represents industry professionals who create durable structures that increase in value, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and add beauty to neighbourhoods. Our members include product manufacturers, suppliers and skilled professionals from across Ontario, who are committed to providing homebuyers, homeowners, architects, engineers, builders and government leaders with current information about the use and benefits of brick, block and stone masonry products. 
Brampton Brick
As an integrated masonry and landscape products provider, we are the ONE Trusted Source for quality, durability and long-lasting style. It’s this trust, placed in us by our customers, that keeps us focused on our goal, to lead the way in innovation, affordability, design and lifetime satisfaction. We continue to expand our focus into servicing the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Hi-Rise market sector with an expanded product line both in clay and concrete products.
Gradient Wind Engineering Inc.
Gradient Wind Engineering Inc. (Gradient Wind) provides wind engineering and acoustic expertise. We are a dedicated group of engineers, scientists, and technologists passionate about applying our skills and imagination, and adding value to projects, large and small. Our expertise covers topics including; wind loading of structures, cladding pressure studies, dynamic studies of tall buildings, aeroelastic studies of slender structures including bridges, snow loading of roofs, falling ice and snow, wind and snow effects on pedestrians, vibration assessments, full scale monitoring, and air pollution dispersion studies. We also provide comprehensive expertise in the areas of environmental noise and indoor acoustic design.
Bringing your vision to life. In commercial environments Unilock concrete pavers, natural stone slabs, exterior porcelain tile and retaining walls offer a wide range of design solutions. Whether you are working with our standard product palette or our extensive custom capabilities, you will have the right products to bring your vision to life. Adding atmosphere, scale, flow and harmony, you will have the selection you need to meet your design objectives. COMMERCIAL.UNILOCK.COM | 1-800-UNILOCK.
Steel-Craft Door Products Ltd.
Steel-Craft builds high-quality residential and commercial garage doors made 100% in-house and are designed specifically for the Canadian climate. Steel-Craft is a privately held company based in Edmonton, Alberta with over 400 staff and thousands of dealers nationwide. Steel-Craft doors are durable and highly efficient with a high R-value, made from recyclable-product steel, and are assembled with patented methods. Steel-Craft doors are built to last and come with a lifetime warranty. Visit 
HTS is proud to be one of the largest independent Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning rep agency in North America.  Over the past 25 years, HTS has grown from 12 employees in Toronto to over 700 employees with 9 offices located in the US and 7 offices in Ontario.  We can address all of our customer’s HVAC needs: providing them with equipment, parts, service building automation, educational seminars and workshops.  We continually strive to provide our customers with innovative solutions and unprecedented customer service. 
·  Prel-Design Jet Printer - digital printing to keep the beauty of the old, with the performance of the new.    
·  NEAT - the no cost benefit of using sun and rain to help keep your glass clean.
·  Prel-Shade - the no cost way to reduce your air conditioning costs. Passively! No electricity required!
Thames Valley Brick & Tile
Providing quality architectural products across Ontario.
Clay Face Brick and Pavers, Thin Brick & Tile, Ceramic Glazed Brick,
Cast Stone Masonry, Glass Block & Floor Systems.
For more information please contact us:;
Burlington 905-637-6997
Toronto  416-252-5811
Ottawa  613-739-5850
Toll Free 1-800-567-5800

Peikko Canada
Peikko Canada is part of Peikko Group, a global operating specialist of fastening technology for concrete constructions and composite beams for slim floor structures. 

Durabond Products Ltd.
Durabond Products Limited, established in 1967 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is a leader in the manufacturing and development of specialized architectural wall coatings, exterior insulation finishing systems (EIFS), prefabricated lightweight building systems, concrete repair products, traffic bearing waterproofing systems, floor coatings, protective wall and structural coatings and other specialty construction products.

Lumon is a world leader in frameless retractable balcony glazing systems, with operations in more than 20 countries. The balcony glazing systems on condos are typically installed between the top of the rail and the ceiling of the balcony, creating a protected non-thermal space that does not add to the floor space ratio (GFA/FSR). Additionally, because the glass panes are frameless, they do not affect the appearance of the building or alter the overall design.

This innovative product has transformed the building industry in Finland and elsewhere in Europe, where Lumon has been manufacturing and installing these systems for over 35 years. They are backed by decades of research and development, including rigorous product tests relating to wind load, energy savings, noise reduction, fire resistance, carbon footprint, and seismic engineering. The glazing systems have also received CCMC approval and LEED certification.

Lumon’s Canadian head office is in Vaughan, and there are also showrooms in Hamilton and the Greater Vancouver Area.
Bailey Metal Products Ltd.

Founded in 1950 by Sam Bailey, Bailey Metal Products Ltd. is a family owned and operated Canadian company. The Bailey Group of Companies is recognized as the industry leader, offering building solutions to both the commercial framing and drywall finishing residential markets.

With eight locations across Canada, our manufacturing capacity and national presence ensures that our customers, across the country, have the products they require quickly. Bailey production facilities are strategically located within 90% of Canadian job sites. We constantly work to deliver high quality, innovative and valuable products. Servicing contractors and builders is our long-standing and enduring commitment.
IKO is a worldwide leader in the roofing, waterproofing and insulation industry for residential and commercial markets. A family-owned business established in 1951, the company remains firmly rooted in its founding values of craftsmanship, innovation and a commitment to providing best-in-class products, quality and value. IKO operates more than 25 manufacturing plants throughout North America and Europe, and has grown to be among the world’s largest exporters of commercial roofing products and asphalt shingles. 
Shimmerman Penn Chartered Professional Accountants
For over 30 years we have helped our clients achieve their goals and become leaders in their industries and communities. 

As a boutique firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, we are focused on meeting the needs of privately-owned businesses and enterprises. Our growth strategy has been to develop a multi-faceted team of professionals with experience and high-level tax knowledge in an array of sectors.
Arconas specializes in the development of seating, power, and waste solutions for high-traffic waiting areas. Out team of experts provides holistic and ongoing support to ensure our products perform at their highest potential and raise the value of your public spaces. We manufacture with a commitment to excellence and safety, and truly understand the requirements of architects, designers, and clients. We are committed to creating positive experience for people with design innovations that are human-focused and environmentally conscious.
Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing, and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2016 sales of $5.7 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years.
Techno Metal Post
Techno Metal Post is a Canadian company specialized in a helical pile foundation system.  Helical piles can be used in new foundations, additions, repairs to old foundations and underpinning projects in residential, commercial/industrial and touristic/recreational applications. They are quick to install and can be serviced immediately with minimal destruction to existing landscape. Environmentally friendly, they are suited to poor soil conditions such as sensitive clay, peat or high groundwater table conditions.
PermaTint Ltd.
PermaTint Limited manufactures, sells and installs mineral based stains and paints for brick, stone, concrete, cement render/stucco, precast and other absorbent, mineral based surfaces.

Our products do not stick to the surface like normal paint (acrylic/latex) – they soak in and bond to the inside of the surface by chemical reaction (crystallization).

Most importantly, our products leave the surface completely breathable (perm rating of 78), thus they will never trap moisture, making it physically impossible for them to ever crack or peel. Life expectancy is 25+ years.
Inline Fiberglass Ltd.
Inline Fiberglass Ltd. located in Toronto is a world leader in pultrusion technology, which is committed to providing leading edge window and door systems built on the superior characteristics of fiberglass. As a fully integrated manufacturing operation, Inline designs and pultrudes in house, standard and custom lineals, while fabricating the Sovereign window series for institutional, light commercial and residential application. 

The physical combination of fiberglass continuous rovings and the new engineered polymer resin matrix, yields high strength profiles which translate to optimum performance characteristics over and above traditional materials. This new generation of fiberglass material is now commercially available.
Velux Skylights

VELUX is the world leader in skylights, Sun Tunnels and roof windows and is one of the strongest global brands in the building materials sector.  For over 75 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world. Making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes The No Leak Skylight, Sun Tunnel skylights, roof windows and modular skylights as well as a range of blinds, installation solutions and intelligent home controls. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate; for work and learning, for play and pleasure.



Acrytec Panel Industries
Acrytec Panel Industries has a long history in the construction industry. Working with many different types of interior and exterior coatings/cladding systems, the Acrytec team has over 30 years of experience, enabling them to bring old school work ethics with advanced modern materials creating new and exciting product lines to meet the visions of today’s innovative architects and engineers. 

Having started as a family owned business, Acrytec has always believed in creating long-term relationships with their employees and customers, which in turn, enables them to maintain a high level of quality control and customer satisfaction.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors, dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. We are North America’s largest OSB manufacturer and pioneer. We have production mills coast to coast within Canada and maintain multiple national distribution partners.
Dörken Systems Inc.
Dörken Systems Inc. delivers innovative, high-performance air and moisture barriers for commercial and residential construction sold under the DELTA® brand name.

A North American manufacturer based out of Beamsville, Ontario, Dörken Systems Inc. is a subsidiary of Ewald Dörken AG, a leading European developer and manufacturer of waterproofing and drainage products sold worldwide. Dörken Systems Inc. is known for delivering premium products while providing educational programs and full technical support. For more information, call 1-888-4DELTA4 (433-5824) or visit the Website.
For more than 30 years, this Canadian family owned business has been a leading manufacturer of top quality products in the field of Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), and Specialty Coatings for floors and walls. The company's broad range of products and wall systems are subjected to extensive research and rigorous testing to ensure that they meet Canadian Building Code requirements. The company's new, state-of-the art facility in Woodbridge, the largest of its kind in the industry, has a busy R & D department which develops innovative new products that keep DuROCK on the cutting edge of technology.
King Packaged Materials

King Packaged Materials is a Canadian company that through its Masonry Products division, is pleased to offer to architects, owners, and contractors, a large variety of products for new construction and the maintenance of heritage buildings.

Whether you are looking for a bedding mortar, a repointing mortar, a grout, or even paint for your masonry or concrete project, we have the right product for you.  Not sure which product should be used?  No problem, our experienced team can help you in the selection of the appropriate product.


Parsons Precast Inc.
Parsons Precast Inc, has been manufacturing and supplying precast concrete steps since it was established in 1963. With over 50 years of experience in the precast concrete industry Parsons Precast has developed multiple product lines, established the ideal concrete mix for precast concrete and streamlined processes in order to manufacture and install precast concrete in an efficient and timely manner. Parsons Precast recently underwent a major renovation to their manufacturing facility and office in order to expand production, move their railing department to the same location as their concrete department and to allow for future expansion. All of the products manufactured by Parsons Precast are engineered to meet the Ontario Building Code and are in accordance with architectural design and control.
Interactive Technical Software Inc.
Interactive Technical Software Inc. (ITS) is located in Mississauga and is a leading developer of intelligence based technical software using cutting edge intelligence technology for search and analysis of technical documents.  ITS has focused on producing advanced tools for Architects, Building Officials, Engineers, Contractors and anyone using the Building Code.

Since the 1997 Building Code, ITS has produced all subsequent Building Codes in their Interactive format for Architects and Municipalities across Ontario. The Interactive Ontario Building Code is a tool that makes the repetitive and time-consuming aspect of navigating through the Building Code a simple two or three step process.  
Developed with the end user in mind, the Molok® Deep Collection™ system offers a clean and efficient collection point for waste, recyclables, organics and grease.  With two-thirds of the container underground, the innovative design uses the nature of gravity to compact the waste up to 2x, offering hygienic handling, odour control and pest deterrence.  The containers are emptied through the bottom via lifting the inner liner with an articulated crane.  Unlike conventional methods, Molok® Deep Collection™ offers flexibility of placement, space savings, decorative options and freedom for landscaping.  The FUTURE of waste collection, TODAY!
Adex Systems
Adex Systems, Canada’s leader in EIFS and building envelope solutions, offers an innovative and energy-efficient approach to building insulation. In addition to providing a unique look to buildings, our systems seal and insulate the envelope in a lightweight, flexible, seamless cladding resulting in remarkable energy efficiency. Increase the insulation value on all your projects and design to distinguish with Adex’s continuous insulation and finish systems!
Mason's Masonry Supply Ltd.
Mason's Masonry Supply Ltd. is a supplier of brick, stone and landscape products located in the Greater Toronto area and serving all of Southern Ontario. Masonry products are all we provide and have been our specialty for over 50 years.

We partner with some of the highest quality brick and stone manufacturers such as Belden Brick and Glen-Gery Brick to ensure we have the best selection and most appropriate products for any job. If you are looking for products with a difference why not talk with a company that knows the difference.

Please visit our booth at the conference - we look forward to meeting you.
Canam-Buildings offers owners, real estate developers and general contractors an array of building systems, including Hambro D500 and MD2000 composite floor systems, girders, transfer slabs and load-bearing steel stud walls which can be combined in order to design buildings that are better adapted and more functional. Canam products meet the needs of residential and multi-residential markets by providing optimized construction solutions.
At Permacon, we are not just manufacturing stone; we build the living space of your dreams in perfect harmony with its surroundings. We’ve forged an enviable reputation for ourselves, which is reflected in the renewed confidence we enjoy with our suppliers, professionals and consumers.

For 65 years, Permacon has designed, produced and offered the best in residential landscaping and masonry so that you can enjoy your property to the fullest. By combining craftsmanship, cutting edge methods and an efficient organization, Permacon brings together aesthetics and expertise.  

Welcome to Outsulation, by Dryvit.

As the name suggests, Outsulation systems place the insulation on the outside of the building, and are the most effective solution for meeting today’s energy code requirements for continuous insulation (CI).

But there is much more to Outsulation than CI alone. Introducing NewBrick®. Simply put, NewBrick is the biggest innovation to brick. Ever.

Exterior Technologies
ETG provides comprehensive design services relating to the design and installation of premium building material systems in the construction of the building envelope.

ETG provides a range of services for the companies we represent including Direct Representation to Owners, Architects, Consultants, Distributors, and Contractors.

Partnering with leading world class manufacturers, ETG will provide comprehensive consultation before and during the tender process. We support our partners by providing local technical support, specification consultation, literature and samples, value engineering custom detailing, and field review.
RS Homes
RS Homes is a residential division of LSI Engineering. Our company has over 30 years of experience as a leading custom home builder in Toronto and the GTA.

Our services include planning, demolition, and construction of new custom and luxury homes. We also work on major renovations projects, additions and exterior remodeling.

Founded by Ramtin Sotoadeh, RS Homes' mission is to provide the very highest quality of construction services in a manner that surpasses our clients' expectations. This has been achieved by working as a partner with our clients, controlling and managing every aspect of the construction process.
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
Canada’s voice for the steel construction industry.

Advocate, teacher, promoter. The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) is Canada’s voice for the steel construction industry. The CISC promotes dialogue, collaboration and commerce between industry stakeholders – advancing the benefits of steel to the consulting community, builders and buyers, academia and government. The CISC represents a diverse community of steel manufacturers, fabricators and constructors, engineers and architects, owners and developers, and educators and students, offering a wide span of products and services to enhance capabilities and grow businesses.
As an international company, Viracon offers the most complete range of high-performance architectural glass products available worldwide. We not only fabricate glass, we also deliver design, aesthetic, budget and performance solutions for projects big and small. Our complete product line includes insulating, laminated, digital printed, silkscreened, spandrel, hurricane-resistant, acoustical, blast-mitigating, electronic eavesdropping mitigating and a broad selection of proprietary high performance coatings for North American and international markets. Viracon is based in Owatonna, Minnesota, and has facilities in Statesboro, Georgia and Nazar Paulista, Brazil. The company is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG) headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit

SOPREMA is an international manufacturer specializing in the development and production of innovative products for waterproofing, insulation, soundproofing and vegetated solutions for the roofing, building envelope and civil engineering sectors. Founded in 1908 in Strasbourg, France, SOPREMA now operates in more than 90 countries 

SOPREMA Canada employs more than 500 people in seven manufacturing facilities and 11 technical sales support offices located throughout Canada, and in the Research and Development Centre in Drummondville. 


The Drafting Clinic

The Drafting Clinic Canada Ltd. has been committed to supplying the best value large format imaging solutions for over 38 years. We specialize in large format print, scan and copy solutions for AEC, Graphics Arts, Government and Education. When dealing with the Drafting Clinic we offer full services for all our products providing sales, supplies, training, support and service. Located in Mississauga with office across Ontario.

ZIP Systems

Successful Creativity is a fundamental principle at Huber Engineered Woods. We search for new ways to solve problems. We never settle for the expected or accepted norm, and always search for methods that will help us deliver the highest quality products and service possible. It's a different way of doing business. Not just innovative thinking, not simply maverick approaches, but creativity that makes a difference.


Notarius is a leading expert in trusted electronic signatures, digital signatures and long-term document reliability since 1998, Notarius is the only Canadian firm that issues trusted signatures recognized by Adobe (Adobe Approved Trust List – AATL) and Microsoft. Notarius is an environmentally responsible, certified carbon-neutral business that holds ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certifications.


Crozier & Associates is an innovative consulting engineering firm specializing in land development, water resources, transportation, building science, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering. With offices in Milton, Toronto, Collingwood, and Bradford, Crozier & Associates works with the private sector across Ontario on residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational projects.

Shibley Righton



Founded in 1939 by a group of eleven general contracting firms, the OGCA has grown into the largest representative association in the construction industry.

Our members account for approximately 70% of all of Ontario’s Industrial, Commercial and Institutional projects and for 100% of all Alternative Finance Projects (AFPs).

For almost 80 years, the OGCA has worked to build Ontario by assisting our members to deliver construction excellence in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sectors. Members include small, medium and large firms representing both union and open-shop contractors


Keel Cottrelle
Building Magazine

Building magazine has been Canada’s Building Development + Urban Design Industry Magazine since 1952!

The #1 building and urban development magazine – reaching key segments of the architecture, building design and built environment community. Each issue of Building magazine reaches more than 10,000 professionals nationally.

Building magazine’s stories explore the critical topics, trends, challenges and strategies shaping modern innovative city building and urban development, bringing together all key built environment stakeholders around the table – architects and designers, engineers, property developers and builders, property & building management, contractors, urban planners, consultants and government planners, commercial real estate professionals and users.


Canadian Architect

Canadian Architect magazine is the voice of architects in Canada. With more than 13,700 subscribers nationally, including more than 9,700 registered architects, Canadian Architect has the largest independently audited circulation of any publication serving the architecture community in Canada. When registered architects were asked which magazine is the most important for the work that they do, Canadian Architect was selected by over 87%!

With more than 83% of all of our subscribers having directly requested to receive the magazine, advertisers can be confident they are spending their marketing dollars on advertisements that will be seen and read!