EuroLine Windows 2014 Technology Forum — October 2nd
Have you ever wondered about the implications and economics of building a passive house? Or the regulatory standards required for windows and doors in Canada? What about energy performance and durability of windows? These questions and more were explored in our full-day technology forum held on October 2 at the Delta Town & Country Inn.
This year, we hosted six leading experts in the fenestration and construction industry, who shared their knowledge with an audience of architects, builders and developers. The speakers were engaging and interesting and their presentations offered insights and information that was relevant and timely. The sessions were:
- Energy Performance and Durability of Windows — Al Jaugelis, RDH
- Windows & Doors — Regulatory Compliance in Canada — Adam Mantei, Intertek
- Passive House: Economics and Project Delivery — Rob Bernhardt, Bernhardt Contracting
- Performance Through Envelope — Paul Warwick, Performance Construction; Troy Glasner, E3 Eco Group
- Fenestration With Combustible Components in Buildings of Noncombustible Construction — Peter Senez, Sereca Fire Consulting
After the two morning sessions, we made our way to EuroLine’s showroom and manufacturing facility for a tour. At the showroom, our sales team was on hand to answer questions about our products. The group wandered from room to room, checking out all the displays — from casement and tilt & turn windows to tilt & glide and folding doors, and getting a taste for the many options we have available — styles, colours, glass types… The plant tour was a crowd-pleaser, giving the attendees a glimpse into our production team’s process of assembling windows and doors, making screens and cutting grids. The group saw the foiling machine; the CNC door machine; and our new state of the art cutting and processing centre, in action. They also were able to see a glazing and water test performed at our in-house testing station.
Back at the hotel, we had lunch before settling in for the last three presentations of the day. After the applause and a little networking — Isbrand Funk, President and CEO of EuroLine Windows Inc., drew the name for the door prize which was generously donated by PFG. Sameh Guidni, from Ionic Architecture Inc., was the lucky winner of the iPad Air. Congratulations, Sameh!
A big thank you to all the presenters for taking the time out of their busy schedules to bring their presentations to us. We also extend our gratitude to our co-sponsors whose support and generosity helped make this seminar so successful — thank you: PFG Glass, Rehau, and Roto! Last, but not least, we say thank you to everyone who attended the forum — we hope that you found it instructive and worthwhile. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet you all. Your presence helped to make this event a hit!
We will be back in 2016 with another technology forum specifically tailored to architects, builders and developers. In the meantime, check out all the photos from this year’s event on our Facebook page. Oh, and while you’re there, please take a moment to “like” our page!