Registrations open for Alberta timber design workshops

Timber design workshops are coming to Calgary and Edmonton.
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Alberta WoodWorks is organizing a one-day workshop on “Engineering Essentials for Timber Design” in several cities. The event will take place at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, Calgary, on May 7 and the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton, on May 8.

The workshop includes a presentation by Ghasan Doudak from the University of Ottawa.

The workshop covers basic engineering topics while delving deeper within each design area. It is a multilevel program suitable for beginners as well as experienced timber designers and specifiers. Some of topics to be covered include:

  • designing wood members for bending, tension, compression, and combined bending and axial tension;
  • background on published design values and adjustment factors;
  • design limitations and when a designer should venture outside current code provisions;
  • estimating and managing building shrinkage;
  • avoiding frequent mistakes/misunderstanding of certain design provisions in the Canadian Wood Design Manual tables;
  • general design concepts for timber connections;
  • an introduction to seismic/wind loads design; and
  • simple design with cross-laminated timber (CLT).

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