57th Annual TIAC Conference

August 24 – 27, 2019
Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
1201 Boulevard René-Levesque West
Montreal, Quebec

ProgramConference OverviewRegistrationPresentationsSpousal/Family ProgramSponsorsTravelling to MontrealInsulation Energy Appraisal Program

AGENDA

Friday, August 23, 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Insulation Energy Appraisal Program
Salon 4/5 (Level 2)
Saturday, August 24, 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Insulation Energy Appraisal Program
Salon 4/5 (Level 2)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
Salon 1 (Level 2)
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm First-Time Attendee Meet & Greet
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Ballroom West (Level 4)
Sunday, August 25, 2019
7:30 am – 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcoming Remarks
Ballroom West (Level 4)
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Address
Denis Coderre, Special Advisor, Strategy and International Development, Stingray
Ballroom West (Level 4)
9:30 am Spousal/Family Program – Activity Meet-up
Biosphere Environment Museum
9:00 am – 10:00 am Technical Presentation
How Drones are Changing Building Sciences
Ballroom West (Level 4)
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Ballroom West (Level 4)
10:15 am – 11:15 am Technical Presentation
Understanding Insulation Features to Help Reduce CUI and Key Selection Criteria to Help Contribute to Long-Term Operational Success
Ballroom West (Level 4)
11:15 am – 11:45 am Technical Presentation
Insulating with Magnesium: The Journey of Developing an Aerated Insulating Magnesium Product
Ballroom West (Level 4)
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
Ballroom West (Level 4)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Innovators Meeting
Salon 8 (Level 4)
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Salon 6 (Level 3)
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Distributors Breakout Session
Salon 7 (Level 3)
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Manufacturers Breakout Session
Salon 3 (Level 2)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
Salon 8 (Level 4)
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Transportation to La Scena
5:30 pm – 10:30 pm Dinner at La Scena
À la Montréal!
Monday, August 26, 2019
7:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Desk Open
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
7:45 am – 8:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Ballroom West (Level 4)
8:00 am – 8:30 am Technical Presentation
Raising the Awareness of Mechanical Insulation
Ballroom West (Level 4)
8:30 am – 8:45 am Technical Presentation
The National Insulation Association Program Update

Ballroom West (Level 4)
8:45 am – 9:15 am Technical Presentation
The NIA Thermal Insulation Training Program

Ballroom West (Level 4)
9:15 am – 9:45 am Technical Presentation
“Up Your…GAME!” Better Insulation Blankets Through ASTM Standards
Ballroom West (Level 4)
9:45 am – 10:15 am CAN/AM Meeting
Ballroom West (Level 4)
10:00 am Spousal/Family Program – Activity Meet-up
Grévin Montreal and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
10:30 am – 5:00 pm Optional program
Golf at the Club de golf de l’Île de Montréal
OPEN EVENING
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Ballroom West (Level 4)
9:00 am Spousal/Family Program – Activity Meet-up
Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal Tower and Olympic Stadium, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Ballroom West (Level 4)
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
10:15 am – 11:00 am Technical Presentation
Firestop
Ballroom West (Level 4)
11:00 am – 11:45 am Technical Presentation
Current Issues and Trends in Transportation and Logistics

Ballroom West (Level 4)
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch
Ballroom West (Level 4)
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm TIAC Innovators Presentation
Ballroom West (Level 4)
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm 2020 Conference Presentation
WHITEHORSE
Ballroom West (Level 4)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
Salon 1 (Level 2)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
Salon 8 (Level 4)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner and Dance
Ballroom West (Level 4)

Conference Overview

Bienvenue à Montréal!

The 2019 Conference Committee and your TIAC Board is currently working on finalizing the technical programming. Stay tuned for the speaker announcements that will be coming soon.

The 2019 Conference is being held at the downtown Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. You will be steps from the bustle of Saint Catherine Street and can take a leisurely stroll in the warm August sun down to the Old Port. Montreal is an exciting city to visit at any time of year, but the summer is unmatched!

The 2019 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 Saturday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception where you will get your first taste of what Montreal will have to offer.

Sunday’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. For those of you planning to bring your children, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them. This day will wrap up with a very special taste-tour of Montreal while enjoying a stunning view of the Saint Lawrence from La Scena.

Monday morning will include more presentations, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament at the Club de golf de l’Île de Montréal. Monday evening is a night off and delegates are encouraged to get out and enjoy the city!

As we reach Tuesday, the final day of the Conference, join us for the final morning of presentations, including a sneak-peak at the 2020 Conference program scheduled for August 12-15 in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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

Visit the Montreal Tourism website to learn more about the 2019 TIAC Conference host city! We recommend that you download the Tourisme Montréal app: My official Montréal City Guide.

 

REMINDERS!

Summer is tourist season in Montreal 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.

If you are bringing your children to Montreal, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them.

Register by June 1, 2019 and be entered into the early bird draw for a FREE registration for the 2020 TIAC Conference in Whitehorse.

Download the sponsorship participation form (coming soon). 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 SPONSORS!

 

Registration

Register Online Download the PDF Registration Form

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.

Download the Delegate List

 

Click here to download a coupon booklet provided by Tourism Montreal.

 

NEW FOR 2019! Children under 16 will be FREE! Tickets for the off-site dinner and Presidents Dinner and Dance will be available for purchase for them. If you are bringing your children to Montreal, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them.

Register by June 1, 2019 and be entered into a draw for a FREE registration to the 2020 TIAC Conference in Whitehorse, YK.

Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Children (Under 16)
Life Member
$995
$1475
$480 per family member
FREE!
$450
Non-Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Youth (Under 16)
$1200
$1700
$500 per family member
FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Sunday, August 25, 2019
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Welcoming Address
Denis Coderre, Special Advisor, Strategy and International Development, Stingray
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Technical Presentation
How Drones are Changing Building Sciences
Ian Hannah, Vice President and Co-Founder, Industrial Skyworks
BIO
Ian Hannah is an expert in drone technology and has developed programs for large corporations as they deploy this ground-breaking technology. His background is film and television, where he won several awards for his work. His background in media exposed him early on to drone technology and now he has become a world leader in successfully integrating drone technology through industry.

10:15 am – 11:15 am
Technical Presentation
Understanding Insulation Features to Help Reduce CUI and Key Selection Criteria to Help Contribute to Long-Term Operational Success
Jack Blundell, Business Development Manager, North America, ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation
There are a wide variety and commonly specified insulation materials for high-temperature (up to 1200°F) applications in industrial applications. Selecting an insulation for these important systems requires an understanding of the critical properties that will not only satisfy design requirements, but also promote system longevity.While stone wool insulation is frequently used, the different categories of stone wool within the product family are not well understood or easy to distinguish. Since corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a system challenge, it is important to choose an insulation with characteristics to best counter the harmful effects of CUI.This presentation is intended to educate the audience on the diverse usage of stone wool insulation, the assortment of product types, and how corrosion can be reduced by careful selection of insulation materials.This presentation will also provide a comparative analysis that highlights key results of 3rd party tests that benchmark stone wool and calcium silicate across critical performance properties, while addressing FAQs and providing recommendations on how individuals can use this information in their insulation decision making.
BIO
Jack Blundell is the Business Development Manager in North America, for ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation. ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation is a subsidiary of the international ROCKWOOL Group, a worldwide market leader on stone wool based solutions for thermal, acoustical, and fire-safe insulation.Jack has been in the insulation industry for eight years and his various roles have included responsibilities over business development, product management, and specifications.Jack received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and his MBA from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

11:15 am – 11:45 am
Insulating with Magnesium: The Journey of Developing an Aerated Insulating Magnesium Product
Ben Hildebrandt, AT, Principal Investigator, Green Building Technologies, Applied Research and Innovation Services, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Dr. Doug Brown, Vice President of Research and Development, MgO Systems Inc.MgO Systems manufactures and develops green building technology solutions that are part of a prefabricated engineered wall system predominately comprised of magnesium oxide board faces and an expanded polystyrene (EPS) core. With a desire to increase the recyclability and fire resistance of their system, MgO initiated a research project in partnership with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Green Building Technologies to aid in development of a non-combustible aerated insulating magnesium product to replace the EPS core of their SIP system.This presentation will discuss the initial findings and evolution of prototype development for a highly aerated cementious insulation material.
BIO
Ben Hildebrandt received an Architectural Technologies diploma from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 2013 with a focus in Building Development Technologies and has worked for several years as a building science technologist. During that time, he diagnosed and oversaw the repair of building envelope issues in single and multi-family buildings. He has also served as a building envelope consultant on multiple multi-family and commercial construction projects in Calgary and Fort McMurray. Ben’s mechanical and troubleshooting strengths stem from his background as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer having received an Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology diploma from SAIT in 2008 and worked on forest fire air tanker planes before returning to SAIT to pursue architecture.Ben’s focus with Green Building Technologies at SAIT is to help facilitate material and component development, testing and fabrication to help industry partners bring new sustainable materials and products to market.Doug Brown is a Material Scientist with over ten years of experience in research and prototype development of next-generation green technologies. He holds several patents, is the author of nearly a dozen peer-reviewed publications, and has received numerous academic and research awards.Doug began is academic career at McGill University where he received his B.Sc in Chemistry with a concentration in atmospheric science and astrophysics. He then led significant research efforts for Carbon Engineering, commercializing technology to capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. He then returned to the academic world to pursue his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Calgary prior to joining MGO in 2016.
Monday, August 26, 2019
8:00 am – 8:30am
Technical Presentation
Raising the Awareness of Mechanical Insulation
Steve Clayman, Director of Energy Initiatives, Thermal Insulation Association of CanadaSteve Clayman, TIAC’s Director of Energy Initiatives, will provide an update on the activities of the Insulation Awareness Committee since the Banff Conference.
BIO
Steve Clayman, TIAC’s Director of Energy Efficiency, has more than 30 years in various sales, marketing and technical responsibilities related to industrial/commercial mechanical insulation. Steve has a B.Comm. with a Business Major.Steve holds memberships for TIAC with:

  • Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Canadian Boiler Society
  • Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
  • Association of Physical Plant Administrators
  • Canadian Institute of Mining
  • International District Energy Association
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
  • American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • Canada Green Building Council – Toronto Chapter
  • Construction Specifications Canada – Toronto Chapter
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8:30 am – 8:45 am
Technical Presentation
The National Insulation Association Program Update
Dana Vlk, President, National Insulation AssociationJoin the NIA President, Dana Vlk, for a presentation on the current active programs impacting the NIA including: education and networking events; awareness and outreach activities; and, legislative initiatives.
BIO
Bio to come.
8:45 am – 9:15 am
Technical Presentation
The NIA Thermal Insulation Training Program
Michele M. Jones, Executive Vice President and CEO, National Insulation AssociationJoin the NIA Executive Vice President and CEO, Michele M. Jones, for a presentation on NIA’s Thermal Insulation Training Program™.
BIO
Bio to come.
9:15 am – 9:45
Technical Presentation
“Up Your…GAME!” Better Insulation Blankets Through ASTM Standards
Chris Yatscoff, Senior Vice President & Director, Reflex Manufacturing Ltd.
Energy, chemical and heavy industrial processing facilities have generally provided detailed instructions and requirements for permanent insulation within their insulation specifications. However, more often than not, there is limited clarity on the specification requirements for removable and reusable insulation blankets. Blanket manufacturers have been given significant free reign to design and fabricate as they see fit, resulting in variation in the quality, materials used, durability, thermal performance, design and installation time.There is a trend in the removable cover industry where end users are looking to internationally recognized insulation blanket standards to either adopt completely for project specific work, or incorporate into their overall insulation specifications. What are these internationally recognized standards?ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. ASTM standards are integral to our insulation industry and are one of the main governors for the standards and criteria used for determining the classification of insulation products, product characteristics, testing methodologies, systems and application processes.As a member of ASTM C16:40 Insulation Systems Technical Committee, Chris and his colleagues have worked with their industry peers to review and update ASTM C1695 Standard Specification for Fabrication of Flexible Removable and Reusable Blanket Insulation for Hot Service to improve and update current manufacturing and design techniques.Chris’ presentation will provide an overview of ASTM and areas of interest to the insulation industry, highlighting the benefits and opportunities to manufacturers, distributors, contractors and end users related to C1695, as well as a general overview of the revised standard.
BIO
Chris Yatscoff is Senior Vice President & Director with Reflex Manufacturing Ltd. Based in Edmonton, Alberta Reflex fabricates reusable flexible insulation blankets for customers throughout North America. Chris’ role includes oversight of estimating, design and fabrication facilities as well as R&D, materials testing and industry specification development.Chris is a voting member of ASTM International and actively involved in main insulation committee C16 and multiple subcommittees. Chris is the Task Group Chair for C1086 Standard Specification for Glass Fiber Mechanically Bonded Felt Thermal Insulation and played a leading role in the recent revisions to C1695 Standard Specification for Fabrication of Flexible Removable and Reusable Blanket Insulation for Hot Service.Chris is a member of TIAC’s Innovators’ committee and actively involved in the Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta.Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Technical Presentation
Firestopping, FCIA’s DIIM and TIAC Contractors
Bill McHugh, Executive Director, Fireproofing Contractors International Association
Firestopping fire separations is developing as a construction discipline of its own as building owners and managers realize the value of firestop installation contractors in the marketplace. This presentation will cover key elements that you need to know as a professional firestop installation contractor, including the “DIIM” of firestopping:

  • Design listed systems from the ULC Directory;
  • Installation with the ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program, FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors;
  • Inspection to the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E2393 Inspection Standards; and,
  • Maintenance for fire and life safety in buildings.

Maintenance means an ongoing relationship with the building owner and manager – a TIAC member specialty. How does the TIAC Contractor fit into this firestop discipline? Effective compartmentation? Don’t miss this session!

BIO

Bill McHugh is Executive Director of the Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA). He also manages the National Fireproofing Contractors Association (NFCA), as well as the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA). He has been in the construction industry 38 years specializing in fire-resistance, roofing waterproofing.

Bill participates in the code development processes at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), for the National Building and Fire Code of Canada, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Code Council (ICC), State of Illinois and City of Chicago. He has served on the ICC’s ‘Fire Safety’ Code Development Committee, serves on the Fire Protection Features Committee at NFPA, and is a past member of the International Accreditation Services (IAS) Board of Directors. At the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), he serves as organizer and moderator for the ASHE/TJC/FCIA/UL Barrier Management Symposiums.

He is also a past Institute Director, Chapter and Region President at the Construction Specifications Institute and a member at Construction Specifications Canada.

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Technical Presentation
Current Issues and Trends in Transportation and Logistics
Gilbert Duquette, Vice President Business Development, Groupe Robert Inc.
BIO
Gilbert Duquette is a seasoned manager with over 30 years of expertise in the field of logistics and transportation. His interpersonal skills and leadership are valued qualities of his team and clients.Gilbert joined Groupe Robert in 1987 as Regional Director of Sales and Operations, having been at the helm of his own transportation business for nearly 10 years. He has since risen through the ranks and proven his expertise in many areas of the business, including operations, sales and business development.
 

 

 

Spousal/Family Program - Passeport MTL

Family programming have been developed based on the registrations received by July 1.

3 days
28 attractions
Unlimited public transportation
A value of over $500 for only $113 + tax

To ensure that you maximize the value of the Passeport, we have only included three group outings in the program and we encourage you to build your own schedule. The scheduled activities are not formal tours, rather just scheduled meet-up options for those who are looking to go out with others. Visit the Passeport MTL website for the full list of activities and inclusions. Many attractions and activities offer cardholders additional discounts during the visit so be sure to check the Discount page before heading out.

Click here to download a coupon booklet provided by Tourism Montreal.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 – Activity Meet-Up

9:30 am
Biosphere, Environment Museum
Walk to the Peel subway station (8 mins) and take the green line (Honoré-Beaugrand) to the Berri-UQAM station (4 stops). Transfer to the yellow line (Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke) and get off at Jean-Drapeau. When returning, take the yellow line to Berri-UQAM then transfer to the green line (Angrignon) and get off at Peel.


Get a free entrance.

The only environment museum in North America, the Biosphere is one a Montréal architectural landmark from Expo 67. The Biosphere is a unique site in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène. New lighting design around its structure has been created for Montréal’s 375th anniversary and Expo67’s 50th. In a stimulating atmosphere, the venue hosts exhibitions and scientific events that highlight the ways we can live as eco-citizens, addressing major environmental issues related to water, air, climate change, energy, severe weather, and sustainable development.

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/biosphere.html

Other activities in the Parc Jean-Drapeau area include:

Éco Tours Montréal – Get a guided 60-minute kayak or canoe tour through lagoons.
Advanced reservation required. Departures: 10:00 AM / 12:00 PM

La Ronde Get 40% off a daily ticket at La Ronde. Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Monday, August 26, 2019 – Activity Meet-Up

10:00 am
Grévin Montreal & Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Both of these activities are a short 10 minute walk from the hotel or do the round trip in 35 mins!Grévin Montreal

Get a free entrance for an audioguide tour.

It’s the site of unlikely encounters. From Céline Dion and Michael Jackson to Einstein and Barack Obama, 120 past and present celebrities from the arts, sciences, politics, and sports are on display in a setting staged by Montréal-based Moment Factory.

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
https://www.grevin-montreal.com/en/

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Get a free entrance.

The MMFA welcomes a million visitors annually. The Museum’s original temporary exhibitions combine various artistic disciplines – fine arts, music, film, fashion and design – and are exported around the world. Its rich encyclopedic collection, distributed among five pavilions, features Quebec and Canadian art, archaeology, world cultures, international art, contemporary art, and decorative arts and design.

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
https://www.mbam.qc.ca

Monday, August 26, 2019 – Golf

10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Golf: Club de golf de l'Île de Montréal
Bus transportation being provided. Meet in the hotel lobby at 10:15.

Cost: $250

The Ireland Course (links course) reflects the personality and the character of architect Pat Ruddy as well as his country of origin. Proposing a par 71 of 6820 yards of greenery and dunes, this course, typically Irish Links, is unique in Canada. You will not forget this spectacular layout.

This course, open to wind and pot bunker type sand traps, will challenge the boldest players. Moreover, three double greens, with gigantic dimensions, testify the original character of this course inspired by the origins of the game of golf.

Most importantly, five sets of starting tees make this course accessible to all level of golfers.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 – Activity Meet-Up

9:00 am
Montréal Botanical Garden, Montreal Tower and Olympic Stadium, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
All three of these activities are in the same area. Walk to the Peel subway station (8 mins) and take the green line (Honoré-Beaugrand) to the Pie-IX station (10 stops). When returning, take the green line (Angrignon) and get off at Peel. Montréal Botanical Garden

Free entrance.

Its rich collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, its 10 exhibition greenhouses, Tree House, and some 30 thematic gardens make the venue exceptional. Its cultural gardens, in particular, invite you to travel to places like China, Japan, and the First Nations through botanical traditions

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/botanical-garden

Montreal Tower and Olympic Stadium

Free entrance.

At 165 metres high with a 45-degree angle, the Montréal Tower is the tallest inclined tower in the world. A one-of-a-kind, glass-encased funicular, which brings visitors on a breathtaking two-minute ride to the Tower Observatory, is the only one in the world built along a curved structure. At the foot of the stadium is the Esplanade Financière Sun Life, which offers young and old a diverse program of sporting and cultural events throughout the year.

Hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
https://parcolympique.qc.ca/

Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

Free entrance.

A real trailblazer in its field, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is redefining the very essence of this kind of attraction, with its innovative and unique approach to astronomy.

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/planetarium

 

Useful Links

 

 

Sponsors

Download the 2019 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 Taste Tour À la Montréal – $3,000
Benefits
  • Title recognition as host of the “TIAC’s Taste Tour À la Montréal”
  • Onsite VIP signage at the venue
  • 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 Taste Tour À la Montréal” tickets for local colleagues/or clients
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Simultaneous Interpretation – $2,000

Support TIAC's desire to offer a fully bilingual program in Montreal with this new opportunity. Multiple opportunities are available to assist with the cost offset. All sponsors will receive the full benefit package.

Benefits
  • Recognition of interpretation support of Conference in program
  • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
  • Two complimentary “TIAC’s Taste Tour À la Montréal” tickets for local colleagues/or clients
Nadeau Insulation

Founded in 1962, NADEAU has become the undisputed leader in the distribution of products and services related to industrial and commercial insulation in Quebec. From its two branches, NADEAU offers a range of solutions for both specialized and general contractors, as well as process and processing industries.

NADEAU also offers the service of cutting and packaging of specific insulating materials for various applications such as: underground pipe insulation, insulation for pipes and cold  refrigerated water equipment, insulation for prefabricated steel buildings with vapor barrier integrated, etc.

https://www.polrnet.com/

Program – SOLD
Benefits
  • Recognition of corporate support of Conference program
  • Opportunity to submit a 1/4 page corporate statement to be included in Conference program*
  • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
  • Two complimentary “TIAC’s Taste Tour À la Montréal” tickets for local colleagues/or clients
Owens Corning

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.owenscorning.com/insulation

GOLD PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Keynote Introduction/Motivational Speaker – SOLD

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

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.rockwool.com

Name Badge – SOLD

Benefits
    • 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
Multi-Glass Insulation Ltd.

Corporate profile to come.

http://www.multiglass.com 

Hotel Key Cards – SOLD
Benefits
    • 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, production and shipping costs.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
All Therm Services Inc.

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.alltherm.ca/ 

Convention Hats – $1,000
Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo featured on hats distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Registration Desk – SOLD
Benefits
    • 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
Brock White Construction Materials

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.brockwhite.com/ 

Audio Visual – SOLD
Benefits
    • 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
Multi-Glass Insulation Ltd.

Corporate profile to come.

http://www.multiglass.com 

Translation – $750
Support TIAC’s desire to offer a fully bilingual program in Montreal with this new opportunity. Multiple opportunities are available to assist with the cost offset. All sponsors will receive the full benefit package.
Benefits
    • 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)
Benefits
  • Onsite VIP signage at Manufacturer and Distributor Reception
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

 

ITW Insulation Systems

Corporate profile to come.

http://www.itwinsulation.com/ 

 

Owens Corning

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.owenscorning.com/insulation

 

Wallace Construction Specialties Ltd.

Wallace Construction Specialties Ltd. is a privately held corporation comprised of a professional team of self-motivated individuals who strive to be the leading distributors of industrial and commercial mechanical insulations in the Saskatchewan market. We seek to do so by adding value in the following ways:

  • Exceptional service.
  • Technically competent personnel.
  • Respond quickly to changing market needs with new, reliable technology.
  • Significant warehousing facilities and inventory.
  • Timely and honest delivery schedules.
  • Positive and pleasant attitude.

Wallace operates with the utmost integrity as well as sensitivity to client confidentiality.

Wallace also contributes to the greater construction community through active involvement in industry associations.

http://www.wallace.sk.ca/ 

 

Amity Insulation Group Inc.

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.amityinsulation.com/ 

 

Johns Manville

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.jm.com/ 

 

Nadeau Insulation

Founded in 1962, NADEAU has become the undisputed leader in the distribution of products and services related to industrial and commercial insulation in Quebec. From its two branches, NADEAU offers a range of solutions for both specialized and general contractors, as well as process and processing industries.

NADEAU also offers the service of cutting and packaging of specific insulating materials for various applications such as: underground pipe insulation, insulation for pipes and cold  refrigerated water equipment, insulation for prefabricated steel buildings with vapor barrier integrated, etc.

https://www.polrnet.com/

 

ROCKWOOL

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.rockwool.com

Breakfast – $500 each (3 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
      • 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
Lunch – $500 each (1 AVAILABLE)
Benefits
    • 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 ki
ITW Insulation Systems

Corporate profile to come.

http://www.itwinsulation.com/ 

Delegate Bag – SOLD
Benefits
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on delegate bag distributed to all delegates and speakers for extended exposure and branding. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Opportunity to provide additional item for inclusion in the delegate kit
Custom Insulation Systems Ltd.

Corporate profile to come.

http://www.custominsulation.ca/ 

 

BRONZE PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Refreshment Break – $250 (2 AVAILABLE)

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

Benefits
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*

 

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

Benefits
      • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Hole in One (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Men) – SOLD
Benefits
  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Multi-Glass Insulation Ltd.

Corporate profile to come.

http://www.multiglass.com 

Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Women) – SOLD
Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Multi-Glass Insulation Ltd.

Corporate profile to come.

http://www.multiglass.com 

Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)
Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Women) – SOLD

Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Johns Manville

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.jm.com/ 

Golf Tournament Players Gift Bag – SOLD

Benefits
  • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on gift bag distributed to all players. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
  • Opportunity to place additional promotional item in players gift bag
Johns Manville

Corporate profile to come.

http://www.imanson.com 

Golf Hole – $150 (16 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Opportunity to place promotional item in players gift bag
Custom Insulation Systems Ltd.

Corporate profile to come.

http://www.custominsulation.ca/ 

Owens Corning

Corporate profile to come.

https://www.owenscorning.com/insulation

 

*Print-ready artwork must be provided July 15, 2019.
**All sponsorship fees exclude tax (GST + QST).

 

 

 

Traveling to Montreal

Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel at a special Conference rate of $199 plus tax per night. Online booking can be done at https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1542231976603&key=GRP&app=resvlink. You can also call Centre Sheraton Montreal at 514.878.2000 to make your reservation and state that you are with the 2019 Annual Conference Thermal Insulation Ass.

The room block will be available until July 23, 2019. After that time we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get a room or the conference rate.

REMINDER: Summer is the busiest tourist season in Montreal so we recommend that you book your room as early as possible.

VIA RAIL

VIA Rail Canada will offer a 10% discount off their best available fares for Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. Conference attendees must quote account number13869 at the time of booking. Discounted rates are available for return travel to Montreal within the dates of August 22 to August 29, 2019. For travel outside of these dates, VIA Rail Canada will offer the best available fare at the time of booking.

Reservations can be made online at www.viarail.ca or by calling toll free 1.888.VIA-RAIL.

Porter

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 2019 57th Annual Conference with code TIAC19. The discounted fares are available for booking from January 30, 2019 to August 28, 2019 and available for travel:

From: Anywhere in Canada or US

     To: Montreal

     From: Aug 23, 2019

   To: Aug 27, 2019

From: Montreal

     To: Anywhere in Canada or US

     From: Aug 24, 2019

   To: Aug 28 , 2019

Book online at https://www.flyporter.com.

WestJet

WestJet will offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Montreal. Conference attendees must make their travel arrangements through the WestJet Groups Department and quote Coupon Code: R86OL17 at the time of booking. For Travel Agent Web use only Promo code: WHH42.

Discounted rates are available for travel between August 17, 2019 to September 3, 2019.

For flight schedule information, please visit www.westjet.com. To book online with these discount codes, please visit http://www.westjet.com/conventions.

TIAC is offering the Insulation Energy Appraisal Program one last time!

August 23 and 24, 2019
Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
Montreal, Quebec

Register Online 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.

AGENDA

Day 1: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

LOCATION

Salon 4/5 (Level 2)