Mass Timber: A Primer - Woodbridge
Getting started with mass timber? Want to know more about the structural systems? This is the workshop for you!
For a full schedule of the Mass Timber: A Primer workshop, please see below.
Featured topics for Mass Timber: A Primer:
Welcome and Introduction to Mass Timber -Tim Buhler, Technical Manger, Canadian Wood Council/Wood WORKS! Program
Timber is a building material that is both environmentally friendly and fully renewable. Wood is so durable, strong and versatile if it didn’t exist someone would invent it!
Advancements in recent years in a new area of wood construction called ‘mass timber’ allow for increased fire resistance and structural capacity. We can now build larger and taller with timber than ever before.
An overview of the common structural products used in mass timber buildings, some of their characteristics, properties and general considerations.
Mass Timber Primer - David Bowick, Principal, Blackwell Engineers
“The most novel architectural material in Canada right now is an old one—wood. But when made into mass timber beams and panels, the age-old material gains structural and fire-resistance qualities that open new possibilities for construction. We asked structural engineer David Bowick to walk us through the basics of working with mass timber structures.” – Excerpt from Canadian Architect article.
Structural Engineer and Principal at Blackwell engineering David Bowick will walk participants through the many structural systems avail be to mass timber designers at this workshop.
Making the Magic Happen with Alternative Solutions - Jack Keays, Vortex Fire Consultants
Many of the projects that now incorporate mass timber construction are not yet included in building codes. Jack Keays, an experienced Fire Consultant with projects around the world will walk us through the steps of ensuring your timber project is accepted and approved.
Acoustics and Mass Timber – CDM
As buildings grow high and larger the focus on sound transmission become key. Satisfying tenants and residents of large buildings from a sound transmission standpoint can make or break the success of a building. CDM will walk us through what sound transmission really means and provide information on tested assemblies and results.
Our provincial sponsors who are producing and supplying mass timber systems will talk about their products and methods, projects they’ve worked on and the challenges and resolutions of those challenges in the market today.