CLICK HERE to review and download presentations from the recent Tall Wood Workshops held in Victoria and Vancouver!
The Canadian Wood Council/Wood WORKS! BC are pleased to announce the release of two technical reports relating to the future use of mass timber and/or wood-frame construction and taller schools than currently permitted under the building code. The Vancouver School Board has identified the need for larger 3- and 4-storey schools, and mass timber/light wood-frame provides a sustainable cost-effective option for meeting this need, but this option is not currently included as an acceptable solution in the building code. It is important to recognize that solutions which are not included in the building code can be viable solutions but have not yet been explored or put forward to the national and provincial building code committees. While two-storey wood schools are included in the BC Building Code, three- and four-storey schools require an Alternative Solution for an approved building permit.
Titled Design Options for Three-and Four-Storey Wood School Buildings in BC, and Risk Analysis and Alternative Solution for 3- and 4-Storey Schools, the reports illustrate viable timber construction approaches that offer the same level of performance relative to fire safety as currently required by the Building Code. It is hoped that these studies will inspire school boards to use wood in taller schools in urban areas.
Download your copies of the reports below:
The Wood Solutions Conference is dedicated to design and construction with wood products and building systems, including mass timber. This one-day educational event will showcase wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-unit residential construction through specifically designed seminar streams, featuring new and current topics and an interactive trade show. A keynote lunchtime speaker and an evening networking reception provide exciting networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers.
Insights into wood – and ideas for you!
The Wood Solutions Conference is tailored for architects, engineers, builders, contractors, building officials, technologists, planners and developers. More than 800 design and building professionals will come together to listen and learn; connect and collaborate. This is a conference you won’t want to miss!
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (one-day)
Time: 7:00am Registration I 7:45am – 3:45pm Exhibit Hall Open I 8:00am – 4:45pm Seminars In Session I 5:00pm – 7:00pm Evening Reception
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre EAST, 999 Canada Place *note new location*
Cost: $60. Early Bird till October 14; $75. Regular + Ticket Add-On: Evening Reception $20.
*admission tickets include snacks and a hot sit-down lunch; reception tickets include hors d’oeuvres and one-beverage ticket*
Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
Why should you attend? New program. New information and inspiration!
Questions? 1-877-929-9663 (ext. 2) or e-mail Zena Carson HERE
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A Canadian Wood Council Event
VICTORIA: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR VICTORIA
KELOWNA: Friday, November 29, 2019 – Delta Hotels by Marriot Grand Okanagan Resort & Conf Centre, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR KELOWNA
Time: 9:00am Registration & Exhibits Open I 10:00am – 2:00pm Conference Program In Session
Cost: Early Bird till November 4: $24.50 and Regular $29.50 *tickets include refreshments and a hot lunch*
Don’t miss the Wood Design Luncheon Conference in your area! Events sell out quickly so get your tickets early!
About the Wood Design Luncheon Conferences
These annual conferences in two BC locations feature presentations on current topics in architecture, engineering, design and construction with wood by experts in wood design and building while suppliers are on hand with their exhibits to answer questions about wood products and systems. The same three presentations are given in each location.