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Agenda released for inaugural FGIA BC Regional Technical Summit

November 2, 2022  By Patrick Flannery

David Goldsmith, FenBC Region president

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will hold its first event in B.C. since absorbing the Fenestration Association of BC as a regional chapter on Nov. 16.

“On behalf of the FGIA FenBC Region Board of Directors, I am inviting you to join us at the very first FGIA FENBC Region Technical Summit,  on Nov. 16 at the Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, B.C.,” reads the message from David Goldsmith of PlyGem, FenBC Region president. “As with previous FenBC events,  there will be a Code Talkers panel discussion and other presentations will be broken out into two separate commercial and residential tracks to appeal to a wide-ranging audience.”

FGIA FenBC released the following schedule of events: All sessions are listed in Pacific Time

7:00 a.m. WELCOME, All Summit Participants!
• Breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. | Stewart Room
• Sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a 1-hour lunch break.
• Some sessions are identified for the Residential or Commercial tracks


Session Topics
FGIA FENBC Region Overview and Annual General Membership Meeting
Janice Yglesias (FGIA Executive Director)
Dave Goldsmith (Ply Gem Canada) | FENBC Region President

9:15- 10:15 a.m. Residential
The Canadian CSA A500 Building Guards Standard, Explained
Robert Jutras (UL Canada)

9:15- 10:15 a.m. Commercial

Improving Commercial Glazing Projects Through Quality Management Systems
Jeff Dalaba (AMS)

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Code Talkers Panel Discussion
Dave Goldsmith (Ply Gem Canada)
Carlos Muller (Sentinel Glass)
Tessa Hall (Ecolibrium Energy Solutions)

11:30-12:15 p.m. Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m. Residential
2020 National Building Code of Canada
Dave Goldsmith (Ply Gem Canada)

12:30-1:30 p.m. Commercial
British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) Programs and Services for Construction Employers Update
Faith Dempster, Director of Workforce Development BCCA

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Energy Step Code
Einar Halbig, B.A.Sc., Energy Advisor | Managing Partner E3 ECO GROUP Inc.

2:45 pm Closing Remarks – ADJOURN

3:00-4:00 pm Happy Hour – Cash Bar Reception


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