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Toronto Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada

d 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.


Noise Reduction Glazing
Ron Hull, P.E.
Marketing Manager for Kuraray America, Inc.
Kuraray is the world leader in the manufacture of interlayers for laminated glass who invest heavily in the development of new technologies. Learn how one of their latest inventions will reduce the 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
Leigh Anne Mays
Regional Architectural Manager East for Guardian Glass.
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 TODAY to attend 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 2019 



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 3, 2019 (Registration closes on December 2 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