Upcoming Events

October Dinner Meeting 2019


Nicholas Sylvestre-Williams
Principal, Aercoustics Engineering Limited 

The next version of the OBC will be introducing significant changes to the acoustics requirements for construction, under Section 5.9 & 9.11. The current 2012 code, simply put, requires walls to be meet a Sound Transmission Class (STC) 50. The proposed changes introduce the concept of Apparent STC (ASTC).

This presentation will be focused on the upcoming changes to the OBC pertaining to acoustics with an introduction to the concepts of Transmission Loss, STC, and ASTC, and connecting these concepts to what the new code brings and their impact on design and construction.

Nicholas Sylvestre-Williams is a principal with aercoustics Engineering Limited, Canada’s leading acoustics, noise & vibration consulting firm. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and several other Provinces, as well as a Designated Consulting Engineer in Ontario. He has been active in the field of noise & vibration for 15 years, having worked on a large number of projects, both nationally and internationally, over his career.  He has been focused on residential development projects and is currently working on The One, Canada’s first super-tall residential building. Nicholas is the Chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) group on Room Acoustics and is heavily involved in the development of standards and guidelines as they relate to acoustics.


October 8, 2019 (Registration closes on October 7 at 9 PM EST)

17:15 - Cocktails

18:00 - Dinner
19:00 - Presentation

Toronto Skating Curling and Cricket Club

141 Wilson Ave., Toronto (1 block east of Avenue Rd.)

$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 (

FREE November Plant Tour - UL CLEB Toronto

November 6, 2019 - 1 PM to 3 PM EST

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada
7 Underwriters Road
Toronto, ON M1R 3A9

Join us for a FREE tour of the UL Toronto facilities for performance testing of building envelope assemblies, including the facility for smaller-scale windows and doors as well as the facility for large scale mock-ups. The tour is an opportunity to understand the process and equipment used for conducting tests and may also be an opportunity to witness a demonstration of some testing if the status of projects in the facility suits. Stay tuned for more information.

Please come to the main building entrance off of the parking lot.  The organizer will be at the entrance to greet and direct participants to the registration room. There is ample free parking in a large surface lot directly adjacent to the building. Hard hats will be required when visiting the large construction lab and, hopefully, witness some testing.

Drinks and light snacks will be provided after the tour.

Questions about the tour can be directed to Connor James at or Kiyoshi Kuroiwa at

 The November 6 - 1:00 PM tour is FULL.  Please sign up on our WAITLIST.  A second tour may be available pending interest.


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 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Some of the topics we’re working on include:

  •    Reducing sound transmission in buildings: New technology interlayers developed for laminated glazing are reducing the noise heard through windows (Continuing Education accredited).
  •    The new Ontario Construction Act: Updates on the status of the Act's implementation and how you can use the new laws to protect your business.
  •   Emerging technologies in glass: Vacuum glass is expected to make a huge improvement in the thermal conductivity of glass. Nanotechnology will virtually eliminate glass reflection and glare. 
  •   Building envelope failures: We will look at a few case studies, the causes of some of the worst building failures, and how to avoid them. 

Please mark the date in your calendar now and plan to attend this highly educational event. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

 Look for registration details in your inbox in mid-October.