Tall Wood is on the Up-and-Up in Toronto

Read the press release.

Lire le communiqué de presse.

 

McEwen School of Architecture Case Study is Now Available!

Ontario Wood WORKS! is pleased to announce the release of our newest case study on Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture is the first new school of architecture building to be built in Canada in 40 years. Its mandate is to provide an integrated, uniquely focused education to Indigenous, Anglophone, and Francophone students. It is the only school of architecture outside of Québec to offer French-language studio courses, and the first to include offices for Indigenous Elders, who play a central role in the school. Learn more about this innovative, mass timber building whose exposed timber structure introduces students to engineered wood products, showcases a modern design solution using glulam and CLT, and inspires students to consider new ways of building with wood.

Click the image below to download a PDF or view the Flipbook by clicking HERE.


Ontario Wood Works! Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to our 2018 Wood Works! Awards Winners!

See the full list of winners and sponsors here: 2018 Wood WORKS! Award Winners (full version)

Thank you to all of our Sponsors of the 2018 edition of the Wood Works! Ontario Awards!

Awards and Event Sponsors

Program and Supporting Sponsors

Now Available: Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide!

The Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide was prepared for for the Canadian Wood Council and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry by Moses Structural Engineers and Brown & Co. Engineering Ltd.

Cover Photo: Mistissini Bridge  |  Photo Credit: Stephane Groleau  |  Timber Supplier: Nordic Structures
Bridge Designer: Denis Lefebvre, ing., M.Sc.A., Directeur d’expertise, Ponts et Ouvrages d’art, Stantec

 

CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy of the Guide or EMAIL US to request a printed copy.

Timber bridges have a long history of construction and use throughout North America, including Ontario, for roadways, railways and logging roads. The Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC), together with the Canadian Wood Council publication Wood Highway Bridges from 1992 are typically referenced by designers of timber bridges in Ontario. This new reference is intended to provide updated background information for designers as they embark on proposing and designing timber highway bridges for primary and secondary roads. The reference is divided into three parts:

Part 1 – Wood Bridges – Design and Use
Part 2 – Opportunities & Current Limitations
Part 3 – Design Examples

Part 1 provides background information on topics including wood materials, bridge systems, prefabrication, durability and species availability. Details of costs, construction cycle and sustainability are also provided. Part 1 concludes with examples of a variety of completed highway bridges from North America and Europe.

Part 2 of this reference is intended to provide designers and authorities with highlights of the current edition of the CHBDC on subjects related to the wood highway bridges, including areas that will require future development in the code. Additional references to other resources for advancing practitioner knowledge of and advancing the state of the art in wood bridge design are provided.

Part 3 has two fully worked design examples of a two-lane 18-m span wood highway bridge designed in accordance with the latest provisions of the CHBDC and the best available information from current literature. Each example is based on a single-span, simply-supported glued-laminated girder bridge. One bridge has a glued-laminated deck and the other has a stress-laminated deck. These examples are intended to help designers understand the key issues as they undertake wood highway bridge design. Durability through detailing and choice
of materials is discussed.

OAA Members: You Can Earn Structured Learning Units at www.woodworkselearning.com

Our free online courses – found at www.woodworkselearning.com – are self-paced and available 24/7. We have assembled a prestigious international faculty of Architects, Engineers, Researchers and Educators to present online modules that provide you with the most current information on wood materials, design and applications. 

There are over 100 sessions to choose from. CLICK HERE to browse the course catalogue.

elearning