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    atWork Presents: Catching up on CEUs in Cambridge

    Welcome ARIDO members to a Catching up on CEUs Day hosted by atWork Office Interiors.


    8:30 to 9 a.m. | Registration and breakfast
    9 to 10 am | Seminar 1 - Paint: Specification Simplification
    10:15 to 11:15 a.m. | Seminar 2 - Brilliant Green: Utilizing Automation in Smart Green Building Design
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Seminar 3-Automatic Doors Specification
    12:45 to 1:30 p.m. | Lunch
    1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Seminar 4- Introduction to Stone Design
    2:45 to 3:45 p.m. | Seminar 5 - Lighting 101
    4 to 5 p.m. | Cocktails and networking

    Seminar Descriptions and Bios

    Seminar 1 | Paint: Specification Simplification
    The learning Objectives of this course are to provide a strong understanding of the composition of paint and how each ingredient affects the final finish, as well as provide clarification regarding what you need to consider when specifying a coating, accounting for VOC legislation and more.

    • Paint Composition: How each component affects the final finish?
    • Considerations in Coating Selection: The Substrate and why does it matter
    • What preparation should I specify?
    • Environment and Exposure: What you need to know before you specify a coating?
    • Clarifying VOC legislation
    • Industry Innovation: What’s new and how does it affect what I specify?

    Laurey Fawcett Biography

    Laurey Fawcett is the Architectural Account Executive (AAE) for Sherwin Williams Paints Canada. She has worked in various positions within design and colour professions for over 30 years., including the opening and operation of the Sherwin Williams Barrie location and management of the Sherwin Williams Aurora location. She has hosted her own cable program with Shaw television and is a published editorialist (Edge Magazine). As the AAE for Sherwin Williams, she provides specification recommendations and training for Commercial Design Groups, Architects, Engineers and Students enrolled in Architectural, Design and Engineering programs.

    Seminar 2 | Brilliant Green: Utilizing Automation in Smart Green Building Design
    Sustainable design can be applied to basic areas with surprisingly high results: lighting control, HVAC, window treatments, audio/video systems, water systems and energy monitoring.
    Energy savings AND aesthetically-pleasing-living are achieved through full integration using a centralized control system that supports logic-based processing. Hardware integration via ”smart-software” provides energy savings AND automation by adjusting timers, and conditional programming using variables and other controls.
    Industry and regulatory emphasis on sustainability means automation and control systems become critical in planning and design phase. Architects, designers, specifiers, electrical contractors, energy specialists, and builders learn how to implement the best energy savings in new construction or retro-fit projects.

    Nicholas Vernes Biography
    Nicholas Vernes has more than 15 years experience in the Home Automation Industry. Beginning as an installer he has designed, installed and programmed over a thousand home automation systems. His system influences span from high hospitality to custom residential. He is currently working on the Largest Green Residence in the Unites States, Casa Bella Verde using Vantage as the back bone for automation. In addition to system design Nicholas is also part of the educational department at Vantage, providing training and technical assistance to the Vantage dealer base. He most recently serves as the regional manager for Vantage controls covering Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada.

    Seminar 3 | Automatic Doors: Specifying Automatic Pedestrian Entrances
    The participant will #1) differentiate between and understand definitions, codes and standards influencing automatic door specifications #2) understand the design process and the process of specifying automatic doors #3) learn why and where automatic doors are used, what types of automatic doors there are and who uses them #4) gain a basic understanding of automatic door sensor (activation and presence) technology.

    Joseph (Joe) Ciuffreda Biography
    Joseph Ciuffreda is the Business Development Manager, Ontario and Western Canada for Porta Service Inc. Porta Service Inc. is the largest volume distributor of Gyro Tech automatic pedestrian door systems In North America. Involved in the sales & marketing of automatic doors since 1994, representing Gyro Tech Automatic Door Systems in a Sales & Estimating capacity, with a business focus on establishing national accounts and architectural accounts.
    He has attained certifications an AIA/CES provider from the University of Colorado as well as AAADM certification for automatic doors. As well has been an active member of CSC (Construction Specifications Canada for 6 years with the Toronto, Hamilton/Niagara and Grand Valley Chapters.

    Seminar 4 | Introduction to Stone Design
    This one-hour class is designed for architects, landscape architects, and interior designers desiring to gain a full understanding of natural stone as a building material. Learn more about the various natural stones (limestone, travertine, onyx, marble, serpentine, sandstone, slate, quartzite, and granite). Obtain information about common quarrying techniques, fabrication, and finishing methods. With this understanding, you’ll enhance your ability to select the right stone, fabrication technique, and finish for your project.

    Cathy Schneider Biography
    Cathy Schneider is co-owner of Stonequest Inc. Stonequest’s mandate is to source architecturally dimensionally cut natural stone from all over the world, promote stone design and to support a dealer network. Her expertise extends to the care and maintenance of natural stone.
    Cathy is a Resource Alliance member of ARIDO, a Certified Technical Representative with Construction Specifications Canada and a member of the Marble Institute of America
    Her speaking engagements include the Terrazzo Tile & Marble Association of Canada’s National Convention. She has also been published in “Pool & Spa Marketing Magazine”.

    Seminar 5 | Lighting 101

    Lighting 101 is an educational presentation designed to teach participants the importance of proper lighting within a workspace, with particular emphasis on the carrying lighting levels required by different users and different tasks. The presentation provides an introduction to the basics of lighting, the current challenges in office lighting, and the impact of lighting schemes on user health and performance. It then presents the participants with task lighting solutions (details the pros and cons of various bulbs and lighting schemes) that provide users with ergonomic, economic, and environmental benefits, such as increased productivity and a reduction in energy consumption.

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    LocationatWork Office Interiors, 545 Thompson Drive, Cambridge, ON (Map)
    Date & TimeSaturday, May 5, 2012
    from 8:30 to 5 p.m.

    atWork Office Interiors
    545 Thompson Drive
    Cambridge, ON

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
    Cocktails and appetizers in the afternoon.
    Time in 1336235400
    FeesARIDO Members - Free to attend!: $0.00
    ContactPlease RSVP your attendance.
    CEUup to 5 hours of self-directed learning.
    National Industry Partners
    Caesarstone Canada Upper Canada Forest Products Lutron keilhauer Hunter Doulgas Milliken
    Benjamin Moore Levey Industries Shaw Contract Cosentino Midgley Samsung
    Architex Knoll Mohawk Group