CSC Toronto Chapter 

31 Adelaide Street East
P.O. Box 36
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H8

1.844.4CSC.TOR (427.2867)



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The Toronto Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada
and Ontario Glass & Metal Association
invite you to attend

A CSC/OGMA Educational Collaboration
Thursday, November 14, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Richmond Hill Country Club

The Toronto Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada and the Ontario Glass & Metal Association are excited to team up to produce an educational
event that will be both informative and entertaining. Share the Vision will be held at the Richmond Hill Country Club on Thursday, November 14, 2019
from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.


Noise Reduction Glazing
Ron Hull, P.E.
Marketing Manager, Kuraray America, Inc.
Kuraray, the world leader in the manufacture of interlayers for laminated glass, invests heavily in the development of new technologies. Learn how one of
their latest inventions will reduce sound transmission through glazing.

The New Ontario Construction Act
Glenn Ackerley, LL.B.Partner and Chair of the Construction Practice Group at WeirFoulds LLP.
Learn how to use the recently enacted prompt payment provisions and adjudication systems of The Ontario Construction Act, the replacement for the 
Construction Lien Act, to your advantage as well as many of the important provisions you should know about to protect your business and ensure you are
paid for your work on a timely basis.

Emerging Technologies in Glass
David Cooper
Building Façades Manager for Guardian Fabrication
Guardian Industries, a world-class company in the development of emerging technologies, will open some eyes on what to expect in the future as they
speak about vacuum glass that will have a huge impact on the energy efficiency of glazing as well as the application of nanotechnology to virtually
eliminate glare and reflections from glass.

Avoiding Building Envelope Failures
Ted Kesik, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor of Building Science at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto
Dr. Kesik will provide guidance on preventing building envelope failures through proper and proven protocols beginning at the conceptual design
stage through all aspects of building envelope commissioning best practices and will look at how "value engineering" often results in disappointing
performance issues.

Early bird (until October 31): $125 + HST per person
After October 31: $150 + HST per person

Early bird (until October 31): $175 + HST per person

After October 31: $200 + HST per person

 REGISTER NOW for this highly educational event. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Peer Discussion Group (PDG)


Join the CSC Toronto Chapter on November 20th, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for PDG: Origins of Specifications.  Where does specification come from?  What is the intent and purpose of specifications?   

Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, register now for this FREE event!

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: DIALOG Office @ 35 John Street, Suite 500, Toronto

*** BUILDING ACCESS after hours: Doors will be locked at this hour. Since the
office is located in the CBC building, please access the CBC building by the main
, at 250 Front Street, and navigate to the elevators in the 

northwest corner of the building (not the main elevators). ***


December Dinner Meeting


Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Angelo N. Caravaggio OMM, CD, Ph. D.

Leadership development is a $366 billion global industry with $166 billion spent annually in the USA alone, and yet ineffective leadership
remains the No. 1 organizational issue facing organizations around the world. In 2015, Deloitte termed leadership the “perennial issue in
business”—a challenge that never seems to go away. The research also reveals that a toxic workplace culture remains a central problem in
many organizations.

 This presentation will provide a new framework for understanding leadership and will focus on three main themes:

  • understanding the leadership problem including dispelling several leadership myths; 
  • understanding the leadership spectrum from effective leadership to toxic leadership including the causes and cures of ineffective and toxic leadership; and
  • examining the practical “truths” about leadership that all leaders need to understand in order to be effective leaders.


Speaker Biography:

Dr. Caravaggio is a leadership, defense, and security specialist with over 40 years of military and academic experience. During his 13-year
tenure at the Canadian Forces College (CFC), LCol (retired) Caravaggio served as the Chair, Department of Command, Leadership and

Executive Development. His areas of expertise include executive leadership development, strategic thinking, operational planning, national
security studies, and military history.

Dr. Caravaggio taught Foundations of Leadership at the University of Guelph in both the MA Leadership and MBA programs and currently
serves as a leadership advisor to the Ontario Association Chiefs of Police Education, Training and Professional Development Committee.

Dr. Caravaggio’s article The Attack at Taranto: Tactical Success Operational Failure was the 2007 Edward S. Miller Award winner for best
historical essay published in the U.S. Naval War College Review. Dr. Caravaggio’s book 21 Days in Normandy (2016) is a leadership case study
of the commanding general of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, Major-General George Kitching.

Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Caravaggio was appointed to the Order of Military Merit (Officer) in 1999 and is an alumnus of the Governor
General’s Canadian Leadership Conference 2004.


December 3rd, 2019

Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club
141 Wilson Ave., Toronto (1 block east of Avenue Rd.)

17:15 - Cocktails
18:00 - Dinner
19:00 - Presentation
$48.67 + HST = $55.00 - Member
$53.10 + HST = $60.00 - Non-Member
$57.52 + HST = $65.00 - Cash at the Door
$234.51 + HST = $265.00 - Booklet of 6 Dinner Tickets*
Please note that the purchase of a Booklet of 6 dinner meeting tickets will result in 1 ticket being applied for this dinner meeting and the remaining 5 tickets 
will be supplied upon registration at the dinner meeting. Booklets are available to CSC Members Only. Ticket holders must sign-up for each meeting in
advance using Karelo. Failure to do so will result in $30+HST Admin fee being levied per occurrence.
Connor James, CSC Toronto Chapter Program Committee (
Kiyoshi Kuroiwa, CSC Toronto Chapter Program Committee (
Phuong Huynh, Chapter Administrator (



Chapter's Mission Statement


The Toronto Chapter is dedicated to the improvement of communication, contract documentation, and technical information in the construction

industry.  The Toronto Chapter was the founding chapter of Construction Specifications Canada and today is the largest chapter of the association. 

Since our start in 1954, the chapter has offered a wide range of educational programs, social events and networking opportunities to the Greater  

Toronto Area construction community.


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