Educational Events

The Alberta Mid-rise Opportunity Information Workshop

Wednesday,  July 15, 2015
Thank you to our wonderful speakers and attendees for making this event such a success!

The following presentation PDFs have been generously provided by the speakers as reference material to support the presentations given at the workshop. Please respect that the material is copyright protected and do not use for purposes other than the intended use without permission of the presenter to whom the slides and copyright belong. (click on the presentation title to view PDF)

Rollin Stanley; City of Calgary: YYC Opportunity

Vivek Menon; JM Architects: An architect’s perspective real life example of 6-storey mid-rise projects

Cameron J. McCartney; National Research Council: The NBC mid-rise code change

Len Garis; Surrey Fire Chief: Fire and Safety Risks Posed by Wood Frame Residential Construction

Andrew Harmsworth; GHL Consulting: Midrise Wood – Fire Safety and Code Compliance, BC’s Six Years’ Experience in Fire Design

Rob Quiring P. Eng:  5 and 6 Storey Wood Frame: A Structural Engineers Perspective

Anjali Varghese; City of Edmonton: Overview and opportunities of Blatchford Lands

Click on the links to view the PDF publications from the attendee handout:
Construction Site Fire Response
Firefighter Wood Product and Building System Awareness
Construction Site Fire Safety

The above listed documents were created by the University of the Fraser Valley.  These publications and many others can be found on their website at .

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Chateau Lacombe Hotel 10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7

$249 + GST
10% discount for groups of ten and more.

Cancellation Policy: Registration is refundable (minus a $30 administration fee) up until five business days of the event.  Within five business days of the event the registration fee is non-refundable. The registration is transferable to another individual. Please contact Barbara Murray at Wood WORKS! Alberta for registration cancellations or updates at

For more information contact Communications Coordinator Barbara Murray at or 780-392-0761.

Sponsorship Opportunities available:

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