56th Annual TIAC Conference
September 7 – 10, 2018
|Friday, September 7, 2018|
|9:00 am – 5:00 pm||Registration Desk Open
|9:00 am – 3:00 pm||Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
|6:00 pm – 11:00 pm||Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Cascade Ballroom and Conservatory
|Saturday, September 8, 2018|
|7:30 am – 2:00 pm||Registration Desk Open
|7:30 am – 8:30 am||Breakfast
|8:30 am – 8:45 am||Welcoming Remarks
|8:45 am – 9:00 am||Welcoming Address
Mayor Karen Sorensen, Town of Banff
|9:00 am – 9:30 am||Keynote Address
Jebb Fink, Comedian
|9:30 am – 10:15 am||Keynote Address
Edward Struzik, Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy Queen’s University
|10:15 am – 10:30 am||Refreshment Break
|9:00 am – 12:00 pm||Spousal/Family Program
Discover Banff and its Wildlife
|10:30 am – 11:30 am||Keynote Address
RAISING THE AWARENESS OF MECHANICAL INSULATION
Steve Clayman, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
|11:30 am – 12:15 pm||PROMPT PAYMENT AND ADJUDICATION OF CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES: ONTARIO’S EXPERIENCE AND BEYOND
Geza R. Banfai, Counsel, McMillan LLC
|12:15 pm – 1:00 pm||Lunch
|1:00 pm – 3:00 pm||Distributors Breakout Session
Ivor Petrak Room
|1:00 pm – 3:00 pm||Contractor Breakout Session
|1:00 pm – 3:00 pm||Manufacturers Breakout Session
|3:15 pm – 4:15 pm||Presidents and Managers Meeting
|5:00 pm – 10:30 pm||Dinner
TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown at Mount View BBQ
|Sunday, September 9, 2018|
|7:00 am – 12:00 pm||Registration Desk Open
|7:00 am – 8:00 am||Breakfast
|8:00 am – 8:45 am||Keynote Address
THE NATIONAL INSULATION ASSOCIATION PROGRAM UPDATE
Dan Bofinger, President, National Insulation Association
|8:45 am – 9:45 am||Keynote Address
MANAGING THE CONTRACT
Mike Fursier, Branch Manager, Revay and Associates Limited
|9:15 am – 12:00 pm||Spousal/Family program
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
|9:45 am – 10:15 am||CAN/AM Meeting
|10:30 am – 6:00 pm||Optional program
Golf at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
|Monday, September 10, 2018|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||Breakfast
|8:00 am – 12:00 pm||Spousal/Family Program
Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
|10:00 am – 10:15 am||Refreshment Break
|10:15 am – 11:15 am||Keynote Address
READING THE TEA LEAVES – ADJUST, ADAPT, ACT
Cynthia C. Paul, Managing Director, FMI
|11:15 am – 11:30 am||2019 Conference Presentation
|12:00 pm – 2:00 pm||Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
|4:30 pm – 5:30 pm||President’s Reception (Private)
|5:30 pm – 6:30 pm||Reception
|6:30 pm – 12:00 am||President’s Dinner and Dance
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is known world-wide as the Castle in the Rockies. From it’s opening in 1888, to the fire of 1926, from the 70’s when it became a winter destination to today, the Banff Springs Hotel has been a Canadian icon in hospitality. Banff National Park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 2018 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 Friday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception in the Banff Spring’s historic Cascades Ballroom. “Fairmont Banff Springs’s original ballroom has hosted such illustrious guests as Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire. The ballrooms, decorated in hues of blue, burgundy and gold features eight breathtaking chandeliers and hardwood floors. The Cascade Ballroom is located at the north end of the Castle with a stunning panoramic view of the Bow Valley from the adjacent Conservatory.”
Saturday’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 and you will get an introduction to Banff with the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife tour. This day will wrap up with TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown at MountView BBQ. Don’t miss this taste of Alberta!
Sunday morning will include more presentations, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament at the the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. “The hallowed fairways of one of the world’s most scenic golf courses are a sanctuary for the privileged few who are members of the Banff Springs Golf Club and for travelling golfers fortunate enough to experience the combination of natural beauty and tradition that the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course provides.” We are offering spouses and families an up-close and personal tour of the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.
As we reach Monday, the final day of the Conference, join us for the final morning of presentations, including a sneak-peak at the 2019 Conference program scheduled for August 24-27 in Montreal. Families and spouses will be able to tour Lake Louise & Moraine Lake.
The Conference will be wrapped up at the President’s Dinner and Dance.
REMINDER: It is always tourist season in Banff so the city will be busy. We highly recommend that you book your hotel room early to ensure that you get a room and receive the conference rate. Non-Conference rooms are currently booking at over $700 per night.
IT’S BACK! Register by June 1, 2018 and be entered into the early bird draw for a FREE registration for the 2019 TIAC Conference in Montreal.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Registration fees include: Presentations and Meetings; Manufacturer and Distributor Reception; Off-site Dinner; Delegates and Spouses Breakfasts/Lunches; and, the President’s Dinner and Dance.
IT’S BACK! Register by June 1, 2018 and be entered into a draw for a FREE registration to the 2019 TIAC Conference in Montreal, QC.
Family (10 and over)
Children (Under 10)
$480 per family member
$100 per youth
Family (10 and over)
Youth (Under 10)
$500 per family member
$150 per youth
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.
The Banff Committee is working on confirming a unique selection of activities as part of the spousal/family program. Details to be announced shortly.
|Saturday, September 8, 2018
||9:00 am – 12:00 pm||Discover Banff and its Wildlife||$68|
|Sunday, September 9, 2018
||10:30 am – 5:00 pm
9:15 am – 12:00 pm
|Golf: Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
|Monday, September 10, 2018
||8:00 am – 12:00 pm||Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake||$80|
- Cave and Basin National Historic Site
- Banff Upper Hot Springs
- Banff Gondola
- Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
- TripAdvisor – Things to Do in Banff National Park
Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course:
“Renowned for its panoramic beauty, the Banff Springs Golf Course is situated in Banff National Park, a mile high in the Canadian Rockies. With a breathtaking view in every direction, it is a captivating and challenging course. Amateurs and professionals alike are constantly amazed by its sense of difficulty. The optical illusions created by the mountains towering overhead can deceive the eye of even the most skilled player.
Offering 27 holes of golf on two courses, the original 18-hole course was designed by world-renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson in 1928. It was later complemented with the construction of an adjoining 9 holes, designed by Cornish and Robinson and opened in 1989; thereby completing this championship layout. Holes gently roll along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain, Mount Rundle and Tunnel Mountain.
The Course features a driving range, a complete short game practice facility and The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Academy, offering a wide range of instructional programs.”
Discover Banff & Its Wildlife
The perfect Introduction to Banff National Park
The Town of Banff is an island of culture and history, surrounded by a sea of untamed wilderness. This tour enriches your visit with stories of 11,000 years of history, hidden in these rugged hills.
Navigate a half-day journey to some of the most important landmarks in the area. You’ll stop at Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and the “oh wow!” view at Surprise Corner.
Venture down peaceful pine-scented trails and learn about wildlife habitat and behaviour. Ask as many questions as you like, as our guides are experts and love to share their knowledge. Don’t forget your camera – we spot wildlife on 95% of these tours.
Participants are to meet in the main lobby at 8:45 am.
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary – Interactive
Up close and personal experience with wolfdogs
Gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at the sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally differs from domestic dogs. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the importance of wolves in our ecosystem, and why it’s so important to preserve them in the natural environment.
You will also have plenty of photo opportunities and ample time to speak with a sanctuary team member leading the tour.
This exclusive tour has limited availability and restricted numbers per tour to ensure the wolfdogs stay inquisitive and close during your visit, and is the only sanctuary tour that offers an up-close and personal experience with wolfdogs.
NOTE: Guests must be 15 years of age or older to participate in the interactive wolfdog tour.
Participants are to meet in the main lobby at 9:00 am.
Lake Louise & Moraine Lake
The Jewel Of The Canadian Rockies
These stunning alpine lakes look too beautiful to be real. On this sightseeing tour you will visit the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”, Lake Louise, and the world renowned Moraine Lake, both of which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of their priceless natural beauty. They’ll stop you in your tracks in awe.
Wander the shoreline at Lake Louise and see the Victoria Glacier and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel, and then snap some shots of Moraine Lake in the beautiful Valley Of The Ten Peaks. Join your guide for a short walk up the Rockpile at Moraine Lake, where you’ll find the iconic view that was once on the back of the Canadian $20 bill.
During the tour your guide will weave tales of the early mountaineers, who also fell in love with this spot in the 1890s.
Participants are to meet in the main lobby at 7:45 am.
Traveling to Banff
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at a special Conference rate of $289 plus a $12 resort fee per night. Online booking can be done at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/tiacthermalinsulation. You can also call The Fairmont Banff Springs at 1.866.540.4489 to make your reservation and state that you are with the 2018 TIAC Annual Conference.
The room block will be available until August 6, 2018. After that time we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get a room or the conference rate.
REMINDER: It is tourist season all year round in Banff so we recommend that you book your room at the Fairmont as early as possible. Non-Conference rooms are currently booking at over $700 per night.
WestJet will offer Conference attendees 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Calgary, Alberta and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, reference the coupon code TEOGQQ6 (online booking) or YYC02 (call-in booking). If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out their frequently asked questions.
For flight schedule information, please visit www.westjet.com.
To make a reservation call WestJet’s Convention line at 1.877.952.4696.
Book on-line at Brewster Express Airport Shuttle and enter the promo code TIAC2018 when at the checkout. Book by phone toll-free at 1-877-625-4372 and identify yourself as being with TIAC2018.
The promo code is valid to start booking from today until September 13, 2018 for service between September 4, 2018 and September 13, 2018.
Take advantage of the convenient daily departure schedule and Brewster Airport Desk conveniently located in both the International and Domestic terminals at Calgary Airport. Please note that Brewster does not guarantee tour departures and there is potential that a tour can sell out on any given date.
TIAC is once again offering the Insulation Energy Appraisal Program!
September 6 and 7, 2018
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 1: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm