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Jan 2020 Luncheon Seminar - CSC Grand Valley Chapter

When: Wed, 22-Jan-2020 11:30 - Wed, 22-Jan-2020 13:30

Where: 25 Sheldon Drive, Cambridge, ON

Meeting Notice – Lunch Seminar
Specifying Spray Foam Products
with guest speaker, Paul Duffy, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Seminar Overview

Spray foam offers the potential for a significant performance improvement in buildings in Canada.  However its use often raises questions for specifiers and regulators alike.  How do I know whether a given product is approved for use in Canada. What about the applicators—are they properly trained?  What should I look for in terms of getting a proper job?

Paul will provide an overview of spray foam products and approvals in Canada. The presentation will cover how products get certified, where they are typically used, what to look for in terms of getting the right products for the right application etc. Paul will draw on more than 30 years experience in Professional Engineering in Ontario and suggest resources you can consult when specifying these products. He will also provide insights into Code changes that are coming impacting what and where you specify various types of spray foam.

About the Presenter

Paul is a Professional Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Building Science. He is a recognized expert on spray foam systems for building applications. Paul is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Applied Science (1981) and Masters of Applied Science (1983) where he specialized in Construction and Building Science. He is the Past Chair of the Spray Foam Coalition for the American Chemistry Council – Center for the Polyurethanes Industry and is a sitting member of several Standards Committees. He is a Past President of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) and current President of the Canadian Residential Energy Services Network (CRESNET).  For 10 years he was Vice President of Engineering Icynene Inc. and Icynene-Lapolla Inc. Before joining Icynene, he spent more than 20 years in the Consulting Engineering field, during which he, managed the R-2000 Program in Ontario for 4 years, was team leader on one of the winning entries to the Advanced Houses Competition, reviewed and managed the building, repair and/or retrofit of hundreds of buildings. He has been and continues to be an active contributor to Code changes both in Canada and the US. He is frequently called upon to assist with Code compliance specifically with respect to building envelope related products.  Currently, he is the Principal Consultant at Paul Duffy and Associates Inc. Some his current clients include quality assurance providers such as Caliber Quality Solutions Inc., the Spray Foam Coalition Canadian Work Group, Enbridge Gas Distribution, NoBurn Inc., Azek Building Products.

Who Should Attend?

  • Architects, Engineers, Specifiers and Consultants
  • Builders, Developers, and Contractors
  • Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Distributors
  • Owners and Property Managers

When:             Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Time:              11:30 – 12:00 Networking
                       12:00 – 1:00   Lunch and Presentation
Where:            Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA)
                       25 Sheldon Drive, Cambridge, ON N1R 6R8
Cost:              $25 Members / $35 Non-Members / Students $10



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