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2017 Wood Workshop

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Fire Performance and Alternative Solutions for Wood Structures Workshop

Length of Event: 2 days
Dates: March 27th – 28th, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Sheraton Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Ave,  Surrey, BC and the Surrey Fire Department Training Facility
Registration: Early Bird till March 10th $449. Regular Rate $495.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


The Fire Demonstration and Alternate Solutions Workshop follows the guidelines and principles as set forth by our two other workshops – ‘Lateral Loads’, and ‘Timber Connections’.  As such, this program incorporates both a classroom lecture setting and an on-site demonstration.

The classroom portion will have technical content presented by several experts on various aspects of fire safety, design of buildings, and will be supported by mini-presentations by exhibitors.

The second day will involve a trip to the Surrey Fire Services testing facility and will feature a live on-site fire demonstration comparing fire responses of several construction assemblies, including a CLT, a light-frame steel and possibly a nail-laminated timber structure, all constructed to the most recent code requirements for fire resistance.

This comprehensive program will:

  • examine the current building code’s fire safety strategies;
  • draw from examples of current design and construction practices; and
  • provide valuable insight into proposed legislation pertaining to upcoming code changes.

Come and find out how timber elements can be used and learn how they fully comply with fire-related building code regulation in both the residential and non-residential market segments.


BFL Canada Insurance Services Inc. Jeff McLellan
Canadian Wood Council Ineke van Zeeland
Canadian Wood Council Marc Alam
CertainTeed Gypsum and Insulation Robert Marshall
GHL Consultants Ltd. Andrew Harmsworth
LP Building Products Bert Ponce
MyTiCon Timber Connectors Inc. Max Closen
Structurlam Products Ltd. Colin Chornohus
Surrey Fire Department John Lehmann

Questions? Contact   Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. If your company is interested please contact us for details.

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