55th Annual TIAC Conference

August 23 – 26, 2017
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario

ProgramConference OverviewRegistrationPresentationsSpousal/Family ProgramSponsorsTravelling to TorontoInsulation Energy Appraisal Program

AGENDA

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Mezzanine Balcony East
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
Library
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Imperial Room
Thursday, August 24, 2017
7:30 am – 2:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Imperial Room Foyer
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Imperial Room
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcoming Address
Imperial Room
8:45 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address
Derek Edwards, Award-Winning Comedian
Imperial Room
9:30 am – 9:45 am Refreshment Break
Imperial Room Foyer
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Spousal/Family Program
Distillery District Walking Tour
9:45 am – 11:45 am Keynote Address
Top Notch Operations
Ron Coleman, Author
Imperial Room
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
Imperial Room
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Distributors Breakout Session
York Room
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Manufacturers Breakout Session
Manitoba Room
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Library
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
Library
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner
CN TOWER
Horizons and 360 Restaurant
Friday, August 25, 2017
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Imperial Room Foyer
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
Imperial Room
8:00 am – 8:30 am Keynote Address
Raising the Awareness of Mechanical Insulation
Steve Clayman, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
Imperial Room
8:30 am – 8:45 am Keynote Address
The National Insulation Association Program Update
Darrel Bailey, President, National Insulation Association
Michele M. Jones, Executive Vice President/CEO, National Insulation Association

Imperial Room
8:45 am – 9:15 am Keynote Address
BCICA QAC Program
Imperial Room
9:15 am – 10:00 am Keynote Address
NTCCC
Geza R. Banfai, McMillan LLP

Imperial Room
10:30 am – 6:00 pm Optional program
Golf at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club
OPEN EVENING
Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Imperial Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Imperial Room
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Imperial Room Foyer
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Spousal program
Paint Nite
Library
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Keynote Address
Practical Strategies to Make Your Next Project Profitable
Matthew Nicholas, Revay and Associates Limited

Imperial Room
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
Imperial Room
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm 2018 Conference Presentation
Imperial Room
 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
Library
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
Library
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Imperial Room Foyer
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner and Dance
Imperial Room

Conference Overview

The Fairmont Royal York is located in the centre of downtown Toronto, and is minutes away from its biggest attractions including: The CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, the Eaton Centre, and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. With so much to do in Toronto, we recommend that delegates pick up a Toronto CityPASS (www.citypass.com/Toronto) which includes access to the CN Tower, Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and either the Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre.

The 2017 Conference program will feature timely presentations by industry experts and leaders, business meetings where you can engage in sector-specific discussions and networking opportunities to connect with friends new and old.

The Conference will kick-off on the Wednesday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception in the Royal York’s Imperial Ballroom.

Thursday’s program will feature several invited speakers, as well as the contractor, manufacturer and distributor breakout sessions. The spousal/family program will also be running this day. This day will wrap up with dinner at the CN Tower in Horizons and the 360 Restaurant.

Friday morning will include more presentations, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club. “Challenging, demanding, lush, and close enough that you can grab your clubs and get to the first tee in under twenty minutes from just about anywhere in Metro Toronto. Nestled discreetly in the Mimico Creek valley, Royal Woodbine Golf Club offers high and low handicappers a richly rewarding game on par with the area’s finest public and private clubs.”

Friday evening is a night off and delegates are encouraged to explore the city!

As we reach Saturday, the final day of the Conference, join us for the final morning of presentations, including a sneak-peak at the 2018 Conference program scheduled for September 7-10 in Banff.

The Conference will be wrapped up at the President’s Dinner and Dance.

Visit www.seetorontonow.ca to learn more about the 2017 TIAC Conference host city!

REMINDER: 2017 is Canada’s 150th anniversary so the city will be very busy. We highly recommend that you book your hotel room early to ensure that you get a room and receive the conference rate.

IT’S BACK! Register by June 1, 2017 and be entered into the early bird draw for a FREE registration for the 2018 TIAC Conference in Banff.

Download the sponsorship participation form. To confirm your sponsorship, please complete and return the participation form to info@tiac.ca. Prices exclude tax. Payment is due before the Conference.

THANK YOU TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS!

PLATINUM SPONSORS


GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS
BRONZE SPONSORS
 

Registration

Register Online Download the PDF Registration Form

Registration fees include: Presentations and Meetings; Manufacturer and Distributor Reception; Thursday Night Dinner at the CN Tower; Delegates and Spouses Breakfasts/Lunches; and, the President’s Dinner and Dance.

IT’S BACK! Register by June 1, 2017 and be entered into a draw for a FREE registration to the 2018 TIAC Conference in Banff, AB.

Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (10 and over)
Children (Under 10)
Life Member
Single (US residents)
With spouse (US residents)
$995
$1475
$480 per family member
$100 per youth
$450
$950 US
$1400 US
Non-Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (10 and over)
Youth (Under 10)
Single (US residents)
With spouse (US residents)
$1200
$1700
$500 per family member
$150 per youth
$1100 US
$1625 US

 

Presentations

The Conference Planning Committee is confirming speakers who will speak to both industry and general business strategies to provide you with insights to improve your day-to-day operations. Updated speaker information will be posted here so be sure to check regularly.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
  8:45 am – 9:30 am
Derek Edwards, Award-Winning Comedian
Derek Edwards’ award-winning humour has made him one of the hottest properties in Canada. Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary. A regular at the Just for Laughs Festival, where he was recently hailed as a “virtuoso at the peak of his performance,” Derek’s delivers his comedy with polished style and impeccable timing.Derek has performed from Las Vegas to St. John’s, and in most of the cities in between. He is the only Canadian winner of the prestigious Vail International Comedy Competition, is a two time Gemini nominee and has been nominated five times as Best Standup Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards.His numerous TV credits include Just For Laughs, CBC’s Comics, The Debaters and Laugh out Loud.Derek is currently performing his latest one man show, Alls I’m Saying, at theatres across Canada.
  9:45 am – 11:45 am
Top Notch Operations
There are four objectives in every contract:

  1. Complete on time;
  2. Complete within budget;
  3. Work to standard; and,
  4. Retain the client’s goodwill.

Ron Coleman’s program explores the systems, processes, and management team you need to ensure you achieve all four outcomes. We are in business to make money and without managing these four outcomes effectively you have little likelihood of success. The other advantage of developing these four outcomes is the business becomes less reliant on your everyday presence. Think golf and warm winter vacations while you make more money than ever before.

Ron Coleman, Author
Friday, August 25, 2017
  8:00 am – 8:30 am
Raising the Awareness of Mechanical Insulation
Steve Clayman, TIAC’s Director of Energy Initiatives, will provide an update on the activities of the Insulation Awareness Committee since the Saskatoon Conference.
Steve Clayman, Director of Energy Initiatives, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
 

8:30 am – 9:00 am
The National Insulation Association Program Update
Join NIA President, Darrel Bailey (Performance Contracting, Inc.) and NIA Executive Vice President/CEO, Michele M. Jones for a presentation on the current active programs impacting the NIA including: education and networking events; awareness and outreach activities; and, legislative initiatives.
Darrel Bailey, Senior Vice President, Operations, Insulation and Specialty Services (ISS) Division, Performance Contracting, Inc.
Michele M. Jones, Executive Vice President/CEO, National Insulation Association
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Presentation details to be announced.
  9:30 am – 10:15 am
NTCCC
Geza R. Banfai, Counsel, McMillan LLP

Saturday, August 26, 2017
  10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Practical Strategies to Make Your Next Project Profitable
The presentation will provide practical strategies to help the contractors achieve their project goals, including financial success. The strategies will cover proven project management techniques that are currently applied on successful projects to improve overall financial results by saving time and costs of on-site construction.
Matthew Nicholas, M.Eng., PSP, Senior Consultant, Revay and Associates Limited

Spousal/Family Program

The Toronto Committee has confirmed a unique selection of activities as part of the spousal/family program. Seating is limited so sign up early to guarantee your spot.

Date Time Activity Cost
Thursday, August 24, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Distillery District Walking Tour
 $30
Friday, August 25, 2017
10:30 am – 6:00 pm Golf: Royal Woodbine Golf Club
$250
Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Paint Nite
$65

With so much to do in Toronto, we recommend that delegates pick up a Toronto CityPASS (www.citypass.com/Toronto) which includes access to the CN Tower, Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and either the Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre.

The Fairmont Royal York’s Concierge Team, whose desk is located in the main lobby, can also help you plan your activities. They are all experts on Toronto will happily assist you with obtaining tickets for sporting events and the theatre, making dinner reservations and arranging city tours.

http://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/conciergerecommendations/


Distillery District Walking Tour:

Join celebrated Toronto historian and tour guide Bruce Bell for a fascinating tour of historic Gooderham and Worts factory complex.

Once the worlds largest Whiskey distillery. This incredible compound with over 45 original buildings was first built in 1832 and continued to make whiskey until 1990. Today the Distillery (as its now known) is filled with art galleries, cafes, restaurants, stores and live theatres.

Walk on its original cobblestone pathways and hear Bruce tell the almost 200 year history including the years the Distillery was visited by 1920’s gangsters during the heyday of Prohibition.

The tour will start at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel at 10am where Bruce will take us on the world-famous Toronto streetcar to the Distillery. Along the way we’ll visit Corktown once the great Irish slum of 19th century Toronto and now one of the most expensive area in the city. The tour will end at noon with free time to explore the Distillery on your own.


Royal Woodbine Golf Club:

“Royal Woodbine is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Toronto, we invite you to experience an enjoyable atmosphere both on the course and inside the clubhouse.  One of the most common phrases we regularly hear about the Royal Woodbine Golf Club in Toronto is that this is “golf as it should be!”

Challenging, demanding, lush, and close enough that you can grab your clubs and get to the first tee in under twenty minutes from just about anywhere in Metro Toronto. Nestled discreetly in the Mimico Creek valley, Royal Woodbine Golf Club offers high and low handicappers a richly rewarding game on par with the area’s finest public and private clubs.”

http://www.royalwoodbine.com/


Paint Nite:

Paint Nite is the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Drink a glass of wine and create a painting – you’ll always go home with more than just a buzz.

https://www.paintnite.com/

Sponsors

Download the 2017 sponsorship kit.

Download the sponsorship participation form. To confirm your sponsorship, please complete and return the participation form to info@tiac.ca. Prices exclude tax. Payment is due before the Conference.

ALL EVENT SPONSORS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Corporate profile on TIAC website with links
  • Logo and recognition on TIAC Social Media
  • Recognition in Conference program
  • On-site recognition throughout Conference, through verbal announcements, signage and sponsor slides
PLATINUM PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
TIAC’s Night on the Town at the CN Tower’s “Horizons and 360 Restaurant” – SOLD

  • Title recognition as host of the “TIAC’s Night on the Town”
  • Onsite VIP signage at the CN Tower
  • Speaking opportunity at the Dinner
  • Corporate logo on the Dinner tickets provided to registered delegates
  • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
  • Five complimentary “TIAC’s Night on the Town” tickets for local colleagues/or clients
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Program – SOLD

TB concept Inc.
  • Recognition of corporate support of Conference program
  • Opportunity to submit a 1/4 page corporate statement to be included in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
  • Two complimentary “TIAC’s Night on the Town” tickets for local colleagues/or clients
GOLD PARTNERSHIP LEVEL 
Keynote Introduction/Motivational Speaker (Opening Breakfast) – $1,000 (1 AVAILABLE)

  • Opportunity to introduce the speaker
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Name Badges – SOLD

ROXUL© Technical Insulation

  • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on ALL name badges distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Hotel Key Cards – SOLD

ROXUL© Technical Insulation

  • As the exclusive sponsor of the conference key cards, you’ll be “in the pocket” of every attendee. The Host hotels will hand a key card with your company’s logo and slogan to every attendee registered at a specific hotel. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design and any shipping fees.
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Convention Hat – SOLD

  • Sponsor’s logo featured on hats distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Registration Desk – SOLD

  • Sponsor’s logo featured on the registration desk for the duration of the Conference
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Audio Visual – $750 (1 AVAILABLE)

  • Sponsor’s logo included on ALL schedule related documentation and slide presentations throughout the Conference, achieving branding at all sessions and events
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Translation – SOLD

  • Acknowledgement of translation services included in Conference program
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
SILVER PARTNERSHIP LEVEL 
Manufacturer and Distributor Reception – $550 (UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE)

All Therm Services Inc.
  • Onsite VIP signage at Manufacturer and Distributor Reception
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Breakfast – $500 each (3 AVAILABLE)

  • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one breakfast service
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate kit

Luncheon – $500 each (2 AVAILABLE)

  • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one lunch service
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate kit

Delegate Bag – SOLD

All Therm Services Inc.
  • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on delegate bag distributed to all delegates and speakers for extended exposure and branding
  • Opportunity to provide additional item for inclusion in the delegate kit

Golf Tournament Hole in One (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

Golf Tournament Hole in One (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
BRONZE PARTNERSHIP LEVEL 
Refreshment Break – $250 (2 AVAILABLE)

  • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one refreshment break
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate kit

Golf Tournament Players Gift Bag – SOLD

All Therm Services Inc.
  • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on gift bag distributed to all players
  • Opportunity to place additional promotional item in players gift bag

Golf Hole – $150 (14 AVAILABLE)

  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Opportunity to place promotional item in players gift bag

In-Kind Sponsorship Opportunities (I.e., Note pads, pens or related supplies)

  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
*Print-ready artwork must be provided June 26, 2017.
**All sponsorship fees exclude tax. 

Traveling to Toronto

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel at a special Conference rate of $190 per night. Book your room online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/thermal. You can also call The Fairmont Royal York at 1.866.540.4489 to make your reservation and state that you are with the 2017 TIAC Annual Conference.

The room block will be available until July 21, 2017. After that time we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get a room or the conference rate.

REMINDER: 2017 is Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and the associated year-long celebrations will fill the hotels this summer. It is recommended that you book your room at the Fairmont as early as possible.

Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the TIAC Annual Conference. The discounted fares are available for booking from January 09, 2017 to August 29, 2017 and available for travel:

Location:  Dates of Travel:
From: Anywhere in Canada or US To: Toronto From: 20/08/2017 To: 26/08/2017
From: Toronto To: Anywhere in Canada or US From: 23/08/2017 To: 29/08/2017

Please book online at https://flyporter.com/Flight?culture=en-CA&promocode=TIAC17 or through your travel agent using promo code “TIAC17”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.

VIA Rail

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IDENTIFICATION

August 20th  2017  to  August 28th  2017

From all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.

Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. “Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”

Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code:  13473.

 

WestJet

WestJet will offer a 10% discount off their best available regular fare at the time of the booking (excluding web and promotional fares). Conference attendees must make their travel arrangements through the WestJet Groups Department and quote Promo Code: PRUVSQU at the time of booking. For Travel Agent Web use only Promo code: WPN20.

Discounted rates are available for travel between August 16, 2017 to August 30, 2017.

For flight schedule information, please visit www.westjet.com. For details on how to complete a booking with these discount codes, please visit westjet.com/convention-discount.

 

NEW FOR 2017! TIAC is offering the Insulation Energy Appraisal Program!

August 22-23, 2017
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, Ontario

Download the PDF Registration Form

 

Insulation Energy Appraisal Program
The Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) is a 2-day course that teaches students how to determine the optimal insulation thickness and corresponding energy and dollar savings for a project. The program was designed to teach students the necessary information to give facility managers a better understanding of the true dollar and performance value of their insulated systems.

During the course you will learn how to conduct a facility walkthrough, use the 3E Plus® software, utilize infrared cameras during inspections, understand steam efficiencies, analyse and complete an appraisal spreadsheet, and present your customer with a final report that outlines the potential savings and emission reductions that mechanical insulation can provide.

Pre-Qualifications
The IEAP is developed for individuals who have good communication skills, experience in commercial and/or industrial construction, the ability to read construction drawings, understand the fundamentals of insulation systems and products, can recognize basic safety concerns during a facility visit, are mathematically inclined, and have basic computer literacy.

Course Materials
Students will receive the following materials: course manual, 3E Plus software, Microsoft Excel custom spreadsheet, and a final report template. Materials required for class participation include: laptop computer (no Macs) with Excel software, Windows operating software (XP, Vista, or version 7 or newer), and 10 MB of available space.

Exam Details
The certification exam is 50 questions covering information discussed in the IEAP course and materials. Students must score 70% or higher to pass and become a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser. Students who do not score at least 70% will be notified by NIA about how to retake the exam.

Certified Appraisers
Students who pass the certified course exam will become Certified Insulation Energy Appraisers. The certification will be valid for 3 years, after which the individual must recertify. After passing the exam, students will receive a certificate, lapel pin, and marketing kit. The marketing kit includes the official copyrighted Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser logo to promote their certification to clients.