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Tall Wood and Mass Timber Workshops

3 Locations!  Toronto, Vaughan and Cambridge

Mass timber structural framing systems have high strength-to-weight ratios, are dimensionally stable, and are quickly becoming systems of choice for sustainably-minded designers.

This workshop will focus on Mass Timber and its uses in construction including some specific design examples. We will also be talking at lenght about the Ontario Tall Wood Reference.

The Reference provides guidance for those undertaking wood building design outside of the OBC Division B prescriptive solutions, with a focus on tall wood buildings. Fire protection and structural aspects of tall wood buildings will be discussed with concentration upon the development of Alternative Solutions and navigation of the Alternative Solutions pathway provided by OBC Division A.

Here from Moses Structural Engineers, Canadian Wood Council, CHM Fire Consultants and Fast + Epp!

Check out the schedule here (note the different schedules per location!) SCHEDULE

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Engineering Workshops

Thursday, February 15, 2018 (8:30-5:00)
Paramount EventSpace, Taylor Room
222 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9T2

Friday, February 16, 2018 (8:30-5:00)
Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre, Ground Floor
130 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1A9

Registration: $250 + HST (includes breakfast & lunch) | Early Bird: $225 + HST (before February 2, 2018)

Workshop Abstract:
This 1-day workshop covers basic engineering topics while delving deeper within each design area. It is a multi-level program suitable for beginners as well as experienced timber designers and specifiers. Topics covered in this “essential” workshop include:
• Designing wood members for bending, tension, compression, and combined bending and axial tension
• Background on published design values and adjustment factors
• Design limitations and when a designer should venture outside current code provisions
• Estimating and managing building shrinkage
• Avoiding frequent mistakes/misunderstanding of certain design provisions when using Wood Design Manual tables
• General design concepts for Timber Connections
• An introduction to Seismic/Wind Loads design
• Simple design with cross-laminated timber (CLT)

Instructor: Ghasan Doudak, Ph. D., P. Eng., Professor of Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, University of Ottawa

Dr. Doudak’s expertise includes multi-scale understanding of how complete structural systems function, encompassing issues such as how complete buildings respond to effects of wind storms, ground shaking during earthquakes, or other actions like impacts and blasts. Prior to joining the Engineering Faculty, Dr. Ghasan Doudak held the position of Manager, Wood and Structural Standards at the Canadian Wood Council. Dr. Doudak grew up in Denmark where he received his Master of Science degree from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Following his graduation, he worked as a structural engineer where he designed commercial and residential buildings. His Ph.D. research was aimed at determining the load paths in wood light-frame buildings under various stages of construction using a holistic design approach. He has worked closely with researchers from North America and Europe.


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Cancellation Policy: If you register for the event and are unable to attend, cancellations must be made a minimum of five business days before event. A $30 administration fee will be deducted from your refunded registration fee. With less than five business days notice, a refund is not possible. Registration is transferable to another individual. Please advise Tim Buhler for registration cancellations or updates at