Nick Anastas, the Guarantee and Inspection Service  (GIS) Director for AWMAC Ontario will present, "Understanding the new NAAWS Manual," at WMS 2017 in Mississauga on Friday, November 3 as part of the Expo's educational program. 
 
The Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada and the U.S.-based Woodwork Institute released the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards 3.1, separating from the U.S.-based Architectural Woodwork Institute standards. Effective beginning July 1, the new standards are published in French and English. 
 
Nick Anastas has spent the last 25 years working in the woodworking industry, with a focus on commercial projects. Starting from the solids breakout department at the JF Gillanders, Nick through continuous hard work became the shop Lead Hand, then Project Manager, and ultimately Senior Estimator.
 
Anastas has worked both in privately and publicly held companies—shops of varying fabrication capacity. Some high-profile projects that Nick has been directly involved include the Toronto City Hall, AGO, Aga Khan Museum; TIFF, and many more. Nick is currently the Chief Estimator at Archmill House in Ancaster, with over $20 million in annual sales. He is also the GIS Director of AWMAC Ontario Chapter and contributing member to the NAAWS publication and Joint Standards committees. 

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