Archived Seminars

Thank you to the presenters of Modern Mass Timber Design Seminar on March 28 and 29, 2018

Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction & Performance
Jim Taggart, FRAIC, Editor, SAB Magazine

As the interest in Tall Wood buildings continues to grow in Canada and internationally, this lecture provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities this new typology brings for architects and engineers. With a focus on mass wood construction, and reference to completed projects from around the world, this presentation (based on the 2017 book of the same name, by Jim Taggart and Michael Green) will review the current and emerging options and best practices with respect to material choice, structural systems, and building performance.

Lessons Learned from Mass Timber Innovation
Nate Bergen, Project Manager, Seagate Structures

Seagate Structures will focus on identifying the factors that make up a successful Mass Timber project including the major issues that can develop as a result of poor planning through Design, Prefabrication, Procurement and Install. In addition we will explain how Mass Timber has the potential to disrupt the current construction marketplace if projects are done correctly.

13-storey wood building in Québec City: Origine Project
Simon Gallagher, Eng., M. Sc. A.
Chargé de projets – ingénierie ? Project Manager Engineering, NORDIC STRUCTURES
This lecture will focus on Origine, a 13-storey wood structure recently completed in Quebec City. During the lecture we will hear about the history and development of the project and explore the different aspects and issues related to the design, fabrication, and installation of this unique building.

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