David Moses alongside Steven Street from the Canadian Wood Council will be speaking at the latest event hosted by the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering – Toronto Chapter. Join us for the presentation being held at Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST.
Mass Timber Revolution: Changing the Way We Think of Buildings
Wood buildings were traditionally limited to 4-storeys by Canadian building codes. The limit for timber construction was increased in 2022 to 12-storeys based on modern innovations in materials and fire engineering. Mass timber products such as glued-laminated timber and cross-laminated timber are large format elements that are pre-fabricated, CNC machined and can be installed quickly on site in almost any weather conditions. These and other innovative wood products are at the centre of a transformation in the construction industry where we expect higher quality, offsite fabrication along with faster and quieter site work with less construction waste. These products are also a part of the solution to reduce the footprint of the embodied carbon in buildings. David and Steven will provide an overview of the shift in the construction industry with respect to engineering analysis for structural design for gravity, wind, and earthquakes and the fire safety requirements citing many recent examples from Canada and the United States.