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Sept. 27th – 30th, 2021

The AMTS 2021 is going virtual again this year! Hosted on an interactive, online platform, you can engage with members from across Ontario, hear from industry experts and government officials, play games with your colleagues and win prizes. Have a look at the Agenda:

Monday, Sept. 27th

8:30 am – 4:30 pm Expo Hall all day
9:00  – 10:00 am– Opening ceremonies – Hosted by Joyanne Beckett
9:05 – Land acknowledgement and blessing – Elder, Laureen Blu Waters
10:30 am – Noon – Keynote speaker, Ron Foxcroft
1:00 – 2:30 pm – Government speaker – Mansoor Mahmood, Director, Building Services Branch, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH)
3:00 – 4:30 pm– Government speaker – Allyson Switzman, Manager Legislation and Research, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH

Tuesday, Sept. 28th

8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Expo Hall all day
9:00 – 10:00 am – AGM – Hosted by Mike Seiling

Two concurrent streams of Tech sessions:

10:30 am – 12 noon

  • Building Knowledge Canada:  Proposed  NBC 2020 Tiered Energy Code for Part 9: Harmonization and Net Zero ready-What could it mean for Ontario Andrew Oding, Director of Building Science at Building Knowledge Canada
  • Spray foam – Rocky Boyer, Elastochem

1:00 – 2:30 pm

  • Building Knowledge Carbon Emissions & Green Development Standards – Stefanie Coleman, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Building Knowledge Canada, Inc.
  • Breweries : Classification & Construction – Gerald Moore, RSM Building Consultants

3:00 – 4:30 pm

  • Vapour Barrier for Ontario Climate Zone Discussion and Fire and Sound Assemblies Discussion, ROCKWOOL – Trudy Puls A. Senior Sales Building Insulation, Marco Paradiso, Bilingual Technical Services Representative, Antoine Habellion, M.Eng, M.A.S. Building Science Manager

3:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Regulator Spotlight: The Electrical Safety Authority – Tracy Durant, Policy Advisor, Electrical Safety Authority & Aisling O’Doherty, Policy Advisor, Electrical Safety Authority

6:30pm – 8:30pm – TRIVIA Night

Wednesday, Sept. 29th

8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Expo Hall all day

3 concurrent streams of Technical Sessions:

8:30 – 10:00 am

  • Acoustics performance in CLT assemblies – Shervin Reyhani, Technical Manager with Wood WORKS! & Online Tools for Wood Construction – CodeCHEK and FRR & STC  – Marc Alam, Manager, Codes and Standards, Canadian Wood Council
  • What does the term “Pre-Engineered” refer to with Engineered Wood Products (EWP) – Peter Heal, P. Eng. of Modulus Engineering Ltd., Alex Wimbush, Sales Manager at Taiga Building Products, Ontario Structural Wood Association (OSWA), Mike Phillips, Executive Director of OSWA
  • RSC – Mike Crabb

10:30 am – 12 noon

  • Damaged Buildings – Issues for Municipal Building Departments – Alison Orr, P.Eng., CBCO and Marianne Brown, P.Eng., CBCO, Orr Brown Consulting Engineers
  • Passive House Buildings and Certification Standards: The Pathway to Meeting Net Zero Canadian Climate Targets – Chris Ballard, CEO, Passive House Canada,  Chris Petit, Manager of Technical Services, Passive House Canada
  • Part 5 – ULC – Robert Jutras

1:00 – 2:30 pm

  • Stair Changes in 2022 Ontario Building Code – Gerald Moore, RSM Building Consultants
  • Standardization on Cannabis Facilities and Operations Theresa Espejo, Program Manager, Building and Life Safety Technologies with ULC Inc.  
  • Top Tips to Turbocharge Your Plan Reviews – Kalib Drake, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, e-PlanSoft

3:00 – 4:30 pm

  • Basic Bracing Concepts for Decks, Timber Frames and Pool Houses – Mark Boyd, Eng.
  • Registering Orders on Title & Property Standards Enforcement for Building Officials – Alexander Wray
  • MPAC Update – Market Trends, Permitting Highlights and Projects of Interest – Joe Regina, MPAC and Carmelo Lipsi, MPAC & What is the AMO/LAS-MPAC Building E-permitting Pilot Project? – Mary Dawson-Cole, AMO/LAS, Municipality (Arnie TBC)

Thursday, Sept. 30th

8:30 am – 12 noon – Expo Hall

3 concurrent streams of Tech sessions: 

8:30 – 10:00 am

  • NFPA 96 (2021) – Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations – Shayne Mintz, Canadian Regional Director for the National Fire Protection Association
  • CSA Research and Standardization in Modular Construction – Johnathan Fernando, Project Manager at the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) responsible for the welding and modular construction standards
  • PEO and OAA electronic document authentication; what to know and what to look for as a Building OfficialCharles Tremblay, Director Digital Transformation Notarius

10:30 am – 12 noon  

  • Commercial Cooking Equipment Do/Don’ts – Matt Stephenson
  • CAN/ULC-S1001, Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems Ali Asraei, P.Eng, Member of ULC working group for CAN/ULC-S536 “Standard for Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems” and CAN/ULC-S537 “Standard for Verification of Fire alarm Systems
  • Farm Buildings – An Introduction to the new NBC 2021 Part 2 Farm Buildings – Will Teron, Eng., CAHP Director – Heritage & Investigation, Principal Tacoma Engineers Inc.

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Closing ceremonies, awards and Presidential handoff

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