Canadian Architectural Symposium


Please join us

NOVEMBER 2nd, 2022

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Wednesday, November 2nd

1:00pm - 1:45pm: Attendee Registration at Welcome Booth

1:45pm - 1:55pm: Welcome & Introduction Speaker

Robert Hartogsveld

1:55pm - 2:20pm: Welcome Address

Julie Bonamy
Chief Executive Officer
CertainTeed Canada

2:30pm - 3:30pm: Education Sessions

1A. Low Carbon Glass by Saint-Gobain

What carbon neutrality means for building glass? Is embodied carbon important compared to operational carbon at building, façade and material level? How much glass contributes in the façade’s carbon footprint ? The answers of those questions led Saint-Gobain Glass to launch the world first low carbon glass available on the market. You’ll see through different studies why such a decision has been taken, how this production is possible and what are the next steps to move forward on Saint-Gobain Glass Sustainability roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Martin Durivage
Specification Manager
Saint Gobain Glass in Canada

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1B. Managing Moisture: The Science of Specifying for Moisture and Mould Control of Building Assemblies

Ted Winslow
Brand Product Manager of Building Science, Systems and Technical Marketing
CertainTeed Insulation

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1C. Classroom Acoustics

Course Content:

  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • Classroom Noise as it Relates to LEED v4.1
  • Relative Decibel Levels
  • Classroom Absorption as it Relates to LEED 4.1
  • Reverberation Time
  • Speech Intelligibility Testing
  • Academic Studies on Classroom Acoustics

Robert Marshall
Sr. Technical Manager
CertainTeed Architectural Products

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3:15 - 3:30 PM: Live Q&A

3:30PM - 3:50PM: Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Education Sessions

2A. Speed Roofing: Does pace compromise quality

  1. Provide clients with an accurate cost-to-value analysis of your recommended roof systems by understanding the relative difference in installed cost of nationally common multi-layer and single-ply roof coverings.
  2. Confidently consider the benefits of self-adhered “speed roofing” with a deeper understanding of product design and material performance.
  3. Explain the impact that project parameters such as climate and roof design/features have on labor efficiency across multiple roof coverings and improve your ability to adjust specifications and/or client cost
    expectations appropriately.
  4. Help clients reduce labor expense on any roofing project through improved contractor management.

Rick Brehm
Commercial Roofing Product Manager

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2B. HyperFrame: Innovative Steel Framing Solutions

Our Presentation will present how Hyperframe will disrupt the metal stud framing world combining BIM Modeling – Robotic Manufacturing – Mixed Reality, and Snap Fastening, Using both new innovative hardware (stud and tracks) and software (HyperBIM) to achieve the smartest metal framing system on the planet. The result is greatly improved production, safety, quality, and building schedules. Not to mention significantly reduced waste and reduced labor. We will also talk to the Saint-Gobain and Hyperframe relationship. We will also have a on stage mock-up of our system that we will demo during or presentation.

Ken Sobel
Hyperframe Inc.

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Todd Brady
Co-Founder / Chief Business Officer 
Hyperframe Inc.

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2C. Designing for the Ultimate Occupant Experience

Sustainable buildings have typically been measured by their reduction in resource consumption and their achievement of green building certifications. However, neither of these criteria measure the most important aspect of the building – the impact on occupant comfort, health, well-being, and productivity. What makes people more comfortable and productive?  The presentation will help the audience understand the factors that influence the occupant experience and the key elements that impact comfort.  Design strategies to improve indoor environmental quality (acoustic, indoor air, thermal and visual comfort) will be described in detail.  The process to define desired outcomes that present problems to solve which lead to system solutions will be discussed for each comfort theme.  In addition, methods to measure, calculate, analyze, visualize and communicate performance will be described in detail.

Stan Gatland
Manager of Building Science and Comfort
Saint-Gobain North America

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4:45pm - 5:00pm: Live Q&A

5:00pm - 5:15pm: Break

5:30pm - 6:15pm: Keynote Speaker

The Sustainable Revolution: ESG and the Residential Housing Industry

Stefanie Coleman
Chief Sustainability Officer
Doug Tarry Homes

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6:15pm - 6:30pm: Closing Remarks

Robert Hartogsveld

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6:30pm - 8:00pm: Reception