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Fall Seminar – Bird-Friendly Glazing and AODA Hurdles

November 16, 2017
Location: Richmond Hill Country Club, Richmond Hill, ON

This two-topic lunch and learn will provide attendees with important and timely information about bird-friendly glazing: why it is necessary, codes governing its use, products on the market, and considerations when using these products. We’ll also get an update on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), including a review of the year-end compliance report deadline, the new requirements kicking in on January 1, 2018, and medicinal marijuana in the workplace.

SPEAKERS: Our keynote speaker is Michael Mesure, the ‎Executive Director and Co-Founder of FLAP Canada (Fatal Light Awareness Program), the first organization in the world to address the issue of birds in collisions with buildings.

Steve Morren is the Director – Architectural Program at Walker Glass Company Ltd., and is an expert in the products and application of bird-friendly glazing in North America.

Jennifer Threndyle is WSPS’s expert on AODA regulations. Jennifer works with companies across the province to ensure they are in compliance with a complex list of requirements.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE THERE: Bird-friendly glazing is a poorly understood code requirement for practically every commercial project in municipalities throughout the Greater Toronto Area.. All glazing contractors should be aware of the requirements and where they should be providing this specialty product. AODA has a new wave of requirements coming into effect at the end of 2017 with heavy fines for non-compliance. WSPS will bring you up to date on what they are and how you can safeguard your business.

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