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Free Workshop (July 13) – WoodWorks® Software, Sizer, Connections & Shear Walls

WoodWorks® Design Office is a structural engineering software package developed to simplify and enhance the wood design process. It allows designers to experiment and explore the feasibility of using wood in structural applications following the NBCC 2015 and the CSA O86-14. This workshop will discuss the capabilities of WoodWorks® Sizer, Connections and Shearwalls, and provides a brief overview of the Database Editor.

The Roger Bacon Bridge – Case Study

The Roger Bacon Bridge – Nappan

NEW! Fire Demonstration Video

Wood WORKS! BC would like to announce the release of a new educational video, Fire Performance Demonstration Workshop 2.0 – Understanding fire design: applications. Changes to the NBCC mean new considerations for fire, with Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) in tall buildings as a new construction type in the code. This video provides an overview of a Wood WORKS! BC workshop at the City of Surrey Fire Department Training Facility which demonstrates fire performance with a live burn of three large demonstration boxes, including one of mass timber, and summarizes the learning outcomes essential for understanding taller and larger wood building fire requirements. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

FREE WEBINAR: Fire Safety in Mass Timber: 2020 Code Updates, Considerations and Requirements

Featuring release of new fire performance demonstration video

Thursday, June 25, 2020 – 9am – 11:45am

FREE of charge with advance registration – CLICK HERE to register

Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) as permitted under the 2020 National Building Code, 2019 British Columbia Building Code (jurisdictional basis) and the Vancouver Building Code offers the BC design, construction and development industries significant advantages in terms of structural performance, scale possibilities, construction efficiencies and construction safety.

This education session comes at a timely moment as the BC provincial government just announced its support for mass timber construction as one of the means to move the BC economy forward from the COVID-19 crisis. Join us for a morning of online education and learn about the recent work completed to help advance this new form of construction.

NEW! Enhance your learning experience through the debut of a new video, Fire Performance Demonstration Workshop 2.0 – Understanding fire design: applications, which demonstrates a side-by-side comparison of building materials including one of mass timber, in a live burn scenario. Changes to the NBCC mean new considerations for fire, with Encapsulated Mass Timber (EMTC) in tall buildings as a new construction type in the code. The video, shot at a Wood WORKS! BC workshop at the City of Surrey Fire Department Training Facility, summarizes the learning outcomes essential for understanding taller and larger wood building fire requirements.

CLICK HERE for a full workshop brochure for June 11th; or CLICK HERE to go directly to the registration page!

Wood Webinar Wednesday (June 24) – Introduction to Engineered Wood Products