For the last few years, the OAA has made a package of 10 CSA standards, referenced in the Ontario Building Code (OBC), available to its members for free
. Architects should be aware that the selection of available standards is being changed, and there are upcoming changes to CSA’s Online Subscription Service.
The migration to the new system, which is called CSA OnDemand, is expected to take place in the late spring or early summer. It offers new capabilities, including:
- the ability to build customized collections online;
- full-text keyword search and extensive search filters;
- potential to bookmark key points within documents (or add highlights and notes) and favourite regularly used documents for easy reference; and
- a mobile-friendly interface.
The new system relies on a named-user licensing model and will require new login information. The OAA will reach out to members regarding this process as the move to the new CSA system gets underway.
To find out more about accessing the 10 standards, click here