Archived Seminars

Wood Bridge Design Solutions for Municipal/Commercial and Resource Roads

Discover wooden bridge applications for resource and municipal roads at this ½ day seminar co-hosted by FPInnovations and Wood WORKS! Alberta

Tuesday, March 5 – Calgary
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre (Formerly Coast hotel)
Wednesday, March 6 – Edmonton
Matrix Hotel

Seminar approved for Structured Professional Development hours with the Alberta Association of Architects


8:45 – 9:45am
Conroy Lum, P.Eng. (BC), Lead Scientist – Sustainable Construction, FPInnovations
Conroy is a structural engineer by training.  His area of expertise is in drafting codes and standards, namely those covering the performance evaluation and quality assurance of structural wood products.  

Pursuing a Renaissance in Timber Bridge Construction
As a net producer of manufactured solid wood products, British Columbia lags other jurisdictions when it comes to the use of timber in prominent public infrastructure such as bridges.  As a result of a number of factors, BC’s use of timber in bridges has diminished significantly over the last 50 years.  
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10-11 am
Mark Kube, R.P.F., Industry Advisor, FPInnovations
With a bachelor’s degree in forestry from the University of Alberta and 28 years of experience working in both industry and government Mark has become a specialist in reforestation, timber harvesting and log hauling.

The Benefits of Using Wood in Constructing Forest Access Roads in Alberta
Trees and their derivative products have been used for thousands of years in transporting people and products across vast distances.  The use of wood products to construct resource roads in Canada is steeped in history,
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Dr. Dan Tingley Ph.D., P.Eng. (Canada) MIE Aust, CPEng, RPEQ, Senior Engineer, Wood Research and Development
Dr. Tingley has worked in the wood products industry for over 40 years.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.  He completed his Ph.D. at Oregon State University in Wood Science, Technology and Civil Engineering.

Timber Bridges – The Old Becomes New
There are over 250 thousand bridges in North America comprising over a one quarter of the 929 thousand bridges in service. During the last four decades timber bridge construction for highway/railway bridges has dropped to under 1% of the new bridge construction, while 7% of the maintenance costs for highway bridges is allocated to timber bridges. 
Click here to view Dan’s full bio and abstract

8-8:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:30-8:45am Welcome
8:45-9:45am Supporting a Renaissance in Timber Bridge Construction
10-11am The Benefits of Using Wood in Constructing Forest Access Roads in Alberta
11am-12pm Timber Bridges: The Old Becomes New
12-12:15pm NRCan Bridge EOI update with Mohammad Mohammad
12:15- 1:15pm Lunch

Cost – $75 + GST includes breakfast and lunch

Images courtesy of NRCAN