CSC Lunch and Learn: Fibreglass in Commercial Fenestration

Spring 2023
April 15, 2023 | By Webmaster

About this event

Learning Objectives

  • List the evaluation design criteria used by architects and owners when researching, designing, and specifying windows and doors for sustainable buildings.
  • Describe how the strength, durability, energy efficient, and sustainable qualities of fiberglass composite make it a suitable material choice for windows and doors. Compare the environmental attributes of fiberglass composite with aluminum and vinyl windows. 
  • Design appropriate window installation details for new construction projects that meet human safety and welfare requirements while contributing to an energy efficient building envelope.


Dustin Handzy has an educational background in architecture with more than 20 years of experience in the field of Sales Management, Territory Management, Commercial Building Envelope Consulting and an Architectural Solutions Consultant. He is also an Educational Specialist guest speaker to the University of Waterloo, Metropolitan University and Carleton University.

During his career in Project Management, he specializes within the different building divisions with the largest growth in Long Term Care Facilities and Multi Family Building Projects in Ottawa, GTA and across Ontario. Previous years’ experience in working with these building sectors, Pharmaceutical, Residential, Custom Homes and Plaque Designated Heritage Projects. 

He is also well versed in specifying materials for commercial fenestration projects using materials such as Insulated Metal Panels, Translucent Wall Light Panels, Architectural Vertical Opening Solutions, Retractable Glass Exterior Systems, Interior Operable Walls and Folding Partitions, Commercial Fibreglass Fenestration, Aluminum Clad Wood, Custom Wood, Commercial Aluminum, Window Walls, Storefronts, PHI-PHIUS, Net Zero, LEED certification. 

The trust that the professionals have in him is what keeps him thriving to be better each day.

Cost: Free for CSC members and non-members.

Hospitality: Free light lunch includes sandwiches, vegetables and assorted drinks will be offered to attendees. Please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.
Contact: For any questions please contact Craig Cosgrove at craigcos10@gmail.com

Date and time: Wednesday, May 10 2023, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Overbrook Community Centre 33 Quill Street Workshop Room Ottawa, ON K1K 4E7

Registration: Here