November E-newsletter

AWMAC Ontario Chapter News Update – November 2014


2015 Annual General Meeting and Architectural Woodwork Awards

Save the date: Thursday, February 26th at The McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg. Two key events will take place this day:

Annual General Meeting – This is your chance to have your say on the future direction of your association. AWMAC is looking for new members to join its Board of Directors. Board members play a vital role in managing the association’s affairs, establishing key standards within the trade, securing uniformity in usage, custom and trade conditions, formulating education programming and overall improving the industry. If you wish to nominate someone, please submit a nomination form by January 2nd, 2015.

Architectural Woodwork Awards – This is a celebration of excellence which honours the finest in quality and service in the Ontario architectural woodwork industry. You can nominate AWMAC member companies that have demonstrated superior performance in the manufacture and installation of architectural woodwork in the following categories:

  • Commercial Project ($0 - $100,000)
  • Commercial Project ($100,001 to $250,000)
  • Commercial Project ($250,001 +)
  • Projects manufactured, installed and receiving a Guarantee Inspection Service certificate, with no monetary cap
  • Export Project
  • Residential Project
  • Retail Project
  • Institutional Project (hospital, school)

Submit your nominations or sponsor the event or just come out to celebrate. Nominate or register by clicking here.


Other Events

Seminar: Back by popular demand is the educational seminar on the Construction Lien Act this Thursday, November 27 at the Toronto Construction Association from 9 am to 12 noon. Michael Swartz, Partner at WeirFoulds LLP, will review the purpose, timing, limitations and holdback of liens; trusts (how they differ from liens); personal liability; and breaches of trust. This is also the last opportunity this year to attend an AWMAC event and have your $200 participation fee refunded. Click here for more information.

Note: members can pick up their copy of the new AWS Manual Edition 2 at the seminar.

Plant Tour: AWMAC members were invited to Brenlo Limited in Mississauga on November 19th for a plant tour and despite the storm, there was a good turnout. The group enjoyed a great evening, inspected the equipment from the ripping line to the waste recovery system that produces fuel pucks for heating green houses, explored the more than 80,000 square foot facility and enjoyed a cocktail reception. Watch for future events to join your fellow AWMAC members for more networking and learning. Suppliers, designers, architects and manufacturers are all invited.


MSQ Manufacturer Standards Questionnaire

A reminder that the MSQ test must be written by all Manufacturing Members before October 2015.

Any project that is tendered after October 1st, 2014 will need to adhere to the new AWS Manual Edition 2, which you can obtain from the AWMAC office. For GIS projects that are tendered after October 1st, 2014, all Manufacturing Members will have to have a Manager that has successfully passed the new MSQ test before a GIS Certificate can be issued. To find out more about MSQ, click here.


Welcome New AWMAC Members

Design Authority Sector Member: McCallum Sather Architects Inc.

For a full list of members, click here.


Contact us

Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada – Ontario Chapter
70 Leek Crescent
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1H1
Telephone: 416-499-4000 x182
Fax: (416) 499-8752