Wood Solutions Conference

Archives from the Wood Solutions Fair on September 10, 2014 at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre Calgary

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WoodWorks® Software – Sizer, Connections:  An Overview and Demonstration with Updates to CSA O86-14

WoodWorks® Design Office is a structural engineering software package that has been developed over the past fifteen years by the CWC for professionals who specify wood structural components and connections in accordance with the NBC and CSA O86. This session will focus on the capabilities of Sizer and Connections, and will be of interest to all design professionals interested in learning how to use WoodWorks® to specify or confirm the capacity of wood beams, joists, columns, studs, steel beams, and fasteners such as lags, wood screws, bolts, rivets, nails, and shear plates.  Concise explanations, including recent updates to conform to CSA O86-14 will be supplemented with software demonstrations.






Mr. Arthur Schankula, Principal, Schankula Architekten, München, DE

A Range of Storey’s:  The Potential of Hybrid Prefab Systems in Schools and Commercial Projects to 8 Storey Residential Structures
Arthur Schankula
Principal, Schankula Architekten, München, DE

Arthur Schankula was born in Romania and lives in Germany. He studied mechanical engineering before transitioning to architecture. After working for several architectural firms, he started his own company in 2003.  He has developed a number of building-systems based on wood, mostly as part of publicly sponsored research assignments. Arthur’s interest in wood construction was sparked by an analysis of rational building methods. Wood’s suitability for prefabrication and fast construction times is what first attracted him to begin experimenting with the material. Arthur has written extensively on wood prefabrication, energy efficiency, and tall wood construction. His projects have   been featured throughout Germany and internationally as examples of innovative and sustainable design techniques.

MB-high-res-photoMarianne Berube, Executive Director, Ontario Wood WORKS!, North Bay, ON


Len Garis, Fire Chief, Surrey Fire Service, City of Surrey, BC

Len Garis, Fire Chief, Surrey Fire Service, City of Surrey, BC

Fire and Safety Risks Posed by Wood Frame Residential Construction Overview
Len Garis
Fire Chief, Surrey Fire Service, City of Surrey, British Columbia
This presentation is available online!