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ASHRAE leadership has approved the following two statements regarding transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the operation of HVAC systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through the...

In January 2020, the City of Ottawa declared a housing emergency. Tackling this complex problem requires a range of initiatives. But one of the most accessible strategies involves rethinking how...

As the mass timber building movement grows in Canada, so does the construction industry’s confidence in working with it. One reason is builders see the benefits of prefabrication, Jana Foit...

“For the first time in history work has been intentionally uncoupled from the traditional office,” explained Joy Charbonneau, of Gensler Architecture & Design Canada Inc. “Overnight we learned new...

In early March, the Rick Hansen Foundation hosting their annual conference online. #APN2021: Accelerating Access brought together thought-leaders, researchers and industry leaders in accessibility and...

For the architects and designers at Perkins&Will, the profession is full of women who deserve to be celebrated. While gender inequity in architecture remains a serious problem, in March 2019 the...

Deadline: Monday, April 26 OAA Council may nominate individuals who have rendered significant and valuable service to the architectural profession as Honorary Members of the Association. You may...

Virtual Hearing Commences on March 5, 2021  The OAA’s appeal of City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 (the harmonized zoning by-law) began in 2013, by members who specialize in residential...

Information for Policyholders Available Online As the province and profession’s response to COVID-19 continues, Pro-Demnity Insurance Co. released a trio of Special Bulletins over the course of...

Deadline Extended Until March 25 The deadline for the Grands Prix du Design Awards has been extended to Thursday, March 25. The program, now entering its 14th year, has widened its scope beyond...

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