The annual Mass Timber Open House was hosted at the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades this past March with inspiring support from those in attendance including local trades, engineers, architects, developers and city councillors. On display were some of the mass timber training modules that Moses Structural Engineers designed to helped change the way that skilled workers are preparing for the emerging field of mass timber construction.
Moses Structural Engineers developed the concept and design of 4 full-scale mass timber modules that are constructed as part of the training course at the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades. The new training course we helped develop trains individuals in construction techniques for building with products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), glued-laminated timber (glulam), nail-laminated timber and others. The full-scale mock-ups include connectors and illustrate the difference between mass timber and stick framing for the next generation of carpenters who build with mass timber in low-rise and tall wood building construction.
We encourage programs like the Carpenter’s Training program, to promote mass timber use in Canada. The students are excited and enthusiastic, and they see this as the future of construction. David Moses of Moses Structural Engineers lectured for the carpenters on wood properties, how to interact with an engineer, how to read structural and shop drawings and innovations in mass timber.