Hamilton-Niagara Chapter thinks wood

CSC’s Hamilton-Niagara Chapter has organized an evening of networking and interactive presentations highlighting design and construction practices using engineered wood products and mass timber systems. It will be held on October 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Shawn & Ed Brewing Co.

Jack Keays, P.Eng. (Vortex Fire Consulting), will present on “Current Wood Building Projects in Ontario.” He will speak about mass timber and wood design considerations for designers and specifiers.

He will be followed by Lauren Cottell (Sansin Corporation) who will talk on “Extending the Lifecycle of Wood Buildings Through Design, Coating and Maintenance Planning.” In this presentation, Cottell will review design decisions that lead to maximum durability when using wood, discuss the role of coatings to combat the most common weathering and biological decay factors, and show project examples where design and coatings come together to maximize wood’s performance.

Craig Applegath and Daria Khachi (DIALOG) will discuss some of the design strategies and challenges they faced in designing The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship Education Centre, a mass timber building using a combination of glued-laminated timber (glulam) and cross-laminated timber (CLT) structural systems to provide for structural, roof, and wall systems.

In his presentation, Dominique Briand (Structure Fusion) will discuss the mass timber market structure growth.

This event is a joint venture of the CSC Hamilton/Niagara Chapter and Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects (HBSA). To register, click here.

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