Mr. Marc Allaire is the President of North 49 Alliance, a Pan Canadian company that provides comprehensive Building Envelope Solutions. Working hand in hand with leading manufacturers to offer technical and sales advice to deliver complete and effective solutions to architects, consultants, distributors, engineers, and contractors.
Mr. Allaire, graduated as a Civil Engineering Technologist and has been involved in the building science industry since 1980. He furthered his education in building and roofing sciences at the University of Wisconsin, the Roof Consultants Institute (now IIBEC), the Roofing Industry Education Institute and with The Better Understanding of Roof Systems Institute.
Mr. Allaire has devoted much of his time working on various committees and publishing roofing
related articles with organizations like the Roof Consultant Institute (formerly RCI, now IIBEC), the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC), Construction Specification Canada (CSC), the Canadian and Provincial Roofing Contractors Association (OIRCA) and the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA). He is currently working with National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) on several initiatives including SIGDERS, the coverboard standard and the recently completed CSA-A123:20 – 21 standard on Performance Requirements for climate resilience of low slope membrane roofing systems
Marc has presented and lectured at Humber College, the University of Toronto, the Technical
University of Nova Scotia, EPIC, CSC, RCI – IIBEC, BURSI, Construct Canada and the Building Envelope Symposiums.
- Board member of RCI Foundation Canada & RCI – IIBEC Foundation 2016 to Present
- Task Force member of NRCC CSA 123.26:21 Standard 2019 – 2021
- Spearheaded NRC Building Insight Presentations with IIBEC on CSA 123:21 & SIGDERS 2020
- Member of SIGDERS Committee 2015 – Present
- Member of NRCC Cover Board consortium 2018 – Present
- Chairman of Education Committee for RCI International, 2002 – 2005