ARIDO GVC CEU Day - featuring 5 CEU points
McIntyre Group 825 Trillium Drive Kitchener - ON - N2R 1J9 MAP


Join the ARIDO Grand Valley Chapter for their annual CEU Day!

Connect with colleagues. Advance your industry knowledge by earning CEU points to put towards completing your professional development. This event is not to be missed and will feature:

  • 5 continuing education credits (4 in health and safety)
  • an exciting tour of the McIntyre showroom
  • lunchtime networking with colleagues and local artists

Registration opens at 8:30 am at the McIntyre showroom in Kitchener. Both lunch and breakfast are included in the cost to attend. Please note registrants can still sign up even if they can not attend the entire event. (Although we encourage you to do so if possible!)


Building Code Review with Q&A

Two full hours of building code. Starting with the accessible entry, universal washrooms, accessibility guidelines, and more. Prepare your building code questions, for the second hour, Gerald will answer all your queries about code.


Gerald Moore

Gerald Moore, CET, CBCO, CRBO, General Manager at RSM Building Consultants

A part-time professor and frequent speaker, Gerald enjoys sharing his vast experience with the industry. In addition to having enhanced technical knowledge, he is able to present practical and leading-edge building code enforcement knowledge in a simplistic and enticing manner. Gerald has worked with a variety of public and private sector clients from municipalities to building firms on all things code related.


Acoustics and Noise Reduction (IDCEC Course # 107013)

This seminar will familiarize specifiers with the way sounds affect us and how excess noise is detrimental to a healthy and productive environment. We will review remedies for existing spaces and how to design new interiors with sound absorbing materials in mind. We will also cover the new LEED v4 minimum requirements for acoustic performance as well as review application and design capabilities.


Darrin Snider

Darrin Snider, Business Development Manager, McIntyre Group.

Darrin is a recent addition to the executive team at the McIntyre Group. He has been in the office products and related industries for over 25 years in various executive level positions. His passion for success and his lead by example leadership style has resulted in building strong teams wherever he has been. During his career he has always been committed to giving back to the community whether it be coaching sports, being on advisory committee’s for both the City of Waterloo and Kitchener, on various Boards and even taught courses at Conestoga College


Mobile Workstations – Flexibility, Reducing Space, Metamorphosis of Space from Private to Collaborative (IDCEC Course #106992)

The concept of mobility has been focused on the people being mobile, not the furniture. Mobility has been limited to low tech solutions i.e. tables on wheels – not complete workstations. Establishing specific zones for privacy and collaboration, equates to needing MORE space, increased use of HVAC, lighting, and more furniture which results in more cost. What if the furniture could morph from private to collaborative in minutes without tools or outside labor – and do it in the same real estate? No one is expected to regularly tear down and re-erect workstations to clean, spending perhaps tens of thousands of dollars.


Rob Way

Rob Way, CEO/ Partner, SwiftSpace Inc.

Rob has been in the role of CEO and Partner with Swiftspace since the company started in 2009. In his role, he is responsible for the overall performance of the company with a focus on strategic initiatives, product development, and management of the North American sales force. Previous to this position, he was the CEO and Partner in a Healthcare Furniture Company. During his time as CEO of the Healthcare Company, he completed his EDAC (Evidence-based design accreditation and certification).


Decorative Glass for the Interior-Environment (IDCEC Course #104604)

In virtually every building, there are opportunities to create the overall look and feel of a space using glass. Beyond the aesthetic, the performance of these glass surfaces over time is critically important to the users and owners of the building. This CEU will explore the different types of glass common in the interior space and their impact on safety. Additionally, the course will explore the differences between the various fabrication and finishing processes for different decorative glass applications. Finally, we will review how decorative glass can be specified for specific LEED criteria on a project.


Dennis Freund

Dennis Freund, President, Go2 Group Inc

For the first 15 years of his career, Dennis worked for various Office Furniture manufacturers. Ten years ago he started Go2 Group and now is responsible for 6 manufacturers’ lines in Ontario (for which he travels extensively). Dennis has in-depth product knowledge with regards to Laminate Furniture, Seating, Ergonomic Equipment and Interior Glass. Dennis resides just outside of Kitchener with his family where he enjoys building custom motorcycles and golfing in his spare time.

Date/TimeSaturday Sept 8th, 2018  |  8:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
8:30 am – 9:00 am   Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am  Building Code CEU (2 points/HSW)
11:15 am – 12:15 pm  Acoustics CEU (1 point/HSW)
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm  Networking lunch with local artists, sponsored by Clarus White
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Tour of the new McIntyre Showroom and Facility
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Mobility CEU (1 point)
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm  Decorative Glass CEU (1 point HSW)
LocationMcIntyre Group,
825 Trillium Drive, Kitchener - ON - N2R 1J9MAP
Price$35 - for members only!
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