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GANA Fall Conference
The GANA Fall Conference is scheduled for September 23-26, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. All seven Divisions of GANA have meetings planned at this event, along with the non-Division Committees including Marketing, New Professionals Committee, and Protective Glazing.

Conference fees are due when registering.

Registration Fees (Members)  
Full Conference (3 days) $575
Fall Conference (1 day only) $250
Fall Conference (2 days) $450


Registration Fees (Non-Members*)  
Full Conference (3 days) $995
Fall Conference (1 day only) $450
Fall Conference (2 days) $850

*Non-member companies attending a GANA meeting for the first time can attend the conference at the member rate. Please contact the office first to confirm first time attendance before registering. Non-members not eligible to receive the discount that join GANA prior to 60 days after the meeting will receive a credit for its registration fees on membership dues.

Cancellation Policy
Meeting Cancellation: The registration fee is refundable (minus a cancellation fee of $150) if notice of cancellation is received by August 23, 2014. After this date, no refund will be issued.

Pre-Registered Attendees
Registrations will be accepted until the day of the Conference. However, if you would like to review a list of to-date pre-registered attendees, click here. In order to be included in the printed registration list, your registration must be received by August 30, 2014.

DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
The GANA Fall Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown. Hotel rooms are available at $185 CDN plus 13% HST and 2.66% additional fee.

Cutoff Date

The hotel cutoff date of September 5, 2014.

Check-In: 3:00 pm Check-Out: 12:00 pm

Hotel Registration Options
Hotel reservations will not be made through GANA, but instead through the hotel directly. Use the below four reservation procedure options to secure your hotel room.

ONLINE: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/Y/YTOCSDT-GAN-20140919/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
PHONE: (416) 599-0555
FAX: (416) 597-6351
EMAIL: reservations@torontodoubletree.com



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

7:00 am – 9:00 am Centric Board of Directors Meeting (closed)
8:30 am – 8:00 pm Registration Desk
9:00 am – 10:30 am Marketing Committee  (Meeting Agenda)
10:30 am – 11:30 am BEC Division Technical Committee  (Meeting Agenda)
  • Commercial Fenestration Systems Manual Task Group report
  • Project Managers Reference Manual Task Group report
  • Blueprint Reading and Labor Estimating Course report
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

When Building Attack Their Neighbors - Solar Reflectivity Analysis
Vicente Montes-Amoros, Curtainwall Design and Consulting

Recent skyscraper designs have extensive exterior glass paneling that may cause hazardous glare to neighboring buildings or nearby traffic. Due to its nature, solar reflectivity can also cause increase in temperature around glazed areas killing vegetation or raising surface temperatures on adjacent properties. Building energy modeling can be invalidated if light reflected from neighboring buildings is not taken into account.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Luncheon Speaker

     Canadian Green Standards Development
     Lisa King, City of Toronto

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Energy Division  (Meeting Agenda)
  • Division Member of the Year Submissions
  • Division Chair and Vice Chair Nominations
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning Task Group Report
  • Publications Subcommittee
  •      Energy Applications GIB update
  •      Energy Performance GIB update
  • Solar Subcommittee
  •      Solar Products and Applications GIB update

         Energy Codes Update
         Tom Culp, GANA Energy Consultant, Birch Point Consulting
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, New Professionals Committee  (Meeting Agenda)

     Intelligent Glass in the Service of Intelligent Buildings
     Frank Spitzer, Ph.D., B.Sc.(Eng.), P.Eng., Ing., Associate Director
     IGI Group

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm GANA 20th Anniversary Reception
Join in the party as GANA celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Look through archived photos (some more than 20 years old) and take a few home with you to keep, and no celebration would be complete without cake. Make sure you stay for the cake and historical photo opportunity to be captured in the 20th Anniversary Celebration photo.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Desk
8:00 am – 10:00 am GANA Membership Breakfast Meeting  (Meeting Agenda)
  • President's Report, Jeff Nixon, Glass Coatings and Concepts
  • Executive Vice President's Report, Bill Yanek, GANA
  • General Counsel's Report, Kim Mann, GANA
  • Technical Activities, Urmilla Sowell, GANA
  • Canadian Code Standards Update
  • Fire, Structural, Safety, Thom Zaremba, GANA Fire/Structural/Safety Consultant
  • SGCC/IGCC Update, John Kent, IGCC/SGCC
  • ANSI Update, Kevin Olah, Guardian Industries Corp.
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Decorative Division  (Meeting Agenda)
Decorative Glazing Trends
Mandy Marxen, Gardner Glass Products

Emerging trends for decorative glass. What is coming up, what is growing in interest and how it may impact the industry as it is. Mandy Marxen is VP of Marketing at Gardner Glass Products, based in North Carolina. In her 21 years with the company, she has worked with Gardner as it evolved from a mirror manufacturer to the furniture industry into a decorative glass fabricator serving the glazing industry with the Dreamwalls brand of products. She is in charge of demand creation in all forms: sales and education calls, website design, social media, content marketing, and whatever else needs to be done on any given day. She has served on the board of GANA as the Chair of the Mirror Division, and continues to serve the Mirror Committee and Website Committee within the Decorative Glass Division. She recently led a subcommittee in the creation of a GIB on Durability and Testing of Backpainted Interior Glass.
  • Division Chair and Vice Chair Nominations
  • Division Member of the Year Submissions
  • DecorativeGlazing.com Update
  • Decorative Glazing Manual update
  • LEED White Paper Task Group update
  • Decorative Glass Strength Properties GIB update
  • Weatherability and Durability GIB update
  • Standards Subcommittee
  •      Durability & Testing GIB update
  •      Design Considerations for Use of Sealants/Adhesives w/ Coated Glass GIB
  •      Optical Properties GIB update


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Luncheon Speaker

     Bird-Friendly Glazing
     Michael Mesure, FLAP Canada
     Sponsored by Walker Glass Co., Ltd.

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Laminating Division  (Meeting Agenda)
  • Division Member of the Year Submissions
  • CSA A500 Standard on Guards update
  • Laminated Glass Constructions for Deflection Tables Testing update
  • Compression Interlayer Testing update
  • Laminated Glazing Reference Manual update
  • Sealant & Setting Blocks GIB – identify new chair
  • Shower Enclosures
  • Laminated Glass Constructions GIB review update
  • Hurricane Product Substitution GIB
  • Weight of Laminated Architectural Glass GIB – published!
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Protective Glazing Committee  (Meeting Agenda)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Reception

Thursday, September 25, 2014

7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk
8:30 am – 9:30 am Flat Glass Manufacturing Division
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Insulating Division  (Meeting Agenda)
  • Division Member of the Year Submissions
  • AIA Multi-Cavity Glazing Presentation update
  • Bent IGUs update
  • Describing Architectural Constructions GIB update
  • Gas Content GIB update
  • PIB Migration GIB update
  • Secondary Sealants in IGUs GIB update
  • Capillary Tubes joint bulletin – published!
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon Speaker

     CSA Group's Process and the History of CSA A500
     Dwayne Torrey, Program Manager, Built Environment, CSA Group
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Tempering Division (Meeting Agenda)
  • Division Member of the Year Submissions
  • Center Punch Fragmentation Test Method update
  • Engineering Standards Manual update
  • Guidelines for the Production of Heat-Treated Glass GIB update
  • Heat Soaking GIB update
  • Heavy Glass Door Reference Manual update

    Glass Breakage
    Robert Maltby, R&D Reflections, Inc.

Friday, September 26, 2014

8:00 am – 12:00 pm GANA Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)

Our GANA Fall Conference sponsors help us provide a unique conference experience to our members. Below are current sponsors for our event. If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Ashley Charest.

Gold Sponsor Fusion Ceramics
Wireless Internet Access Glass Coatings and Concepts
Meeting Booklet ICD High Performance Coatings
Thursday Lunch and Speaker Mappi
Gold Sponsor Quanex Building Products
Wednesday Coffee Station Schilling Graphics
Thursday Coffee Station Vesuvius USA
Wednesday Lunch and Speaker Walker Glass Co., Ltd.

Internet Access
Stay connected at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown with internet access in both the sleeping rooms and meeting space. In-room internet access is $12.95 CDN per night. Meeting rooms will have complimentary internet access, sponsored by Glass Coatings and Concepts.

This downtown Toronto hotel features stylish and spacious guest rooms, all offering modern amenities and thoughtful touches. Stay connected with internet access or watch movies on the flat-screen TV. Spoil yourself in an elegant suite with extensive living space and upgraded amenities. Dine in the tranquil setting of Hemispheres Restaurant & Bistro. Work out in the complimentary 24-hour fitness center, swim in the heated indoor pool or relax in the sauna. Host a business or social event at this downtown Toronto hotel in 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and stay connected with the 24-hour business center

Audio/Visual Equipment Rental
Business Center
Business Phone Service
Complimentary Printing Service
Complimentary WiFi
Express Mail
Photo Copying Service
Video Conferencing Available
Video Phone

Hotel Restaurant

Hemisphere's Bistro
Relax and enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail from our extensive menu, as well as light fare.

Hemisphere's Restaurant
We offer a choice of a la carte of hot buffet breakfast daily in Hemispheres Restaurant. Weekdays the restaurant is a well-known meeting place for many business lunches. We also service a regular clientele for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday, who come to savour the chef’s daily creations. At other times, you can simple enjoy our Hemispheres Bistro serving light fare, cocktails, or coffee & tea. Relax and watch the world go by. In warmer weather, we also open our doors to street level and let the summer in.

Lai Wah Heen
Lai Wah Heen combines culture and cuisine to create an authentic Chinese dining experience that remains unrivaled amongst Toronto's top-seated restaurants. A four Diamond-rated restaurant, which exemplifies Hong Kong’s new culinary design, Lai Wah Heen offers a dining experience rarely savoured outside of Hong Kong.

The hotel is located 40 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport.  Taxi fare to the hotel from the airport is around $45 CND one-way.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown has on-site self parking for $24 CND per night.

Event Endorsers

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