Final weekend to register for the 2016 Toronto Wood Solutions Fair


Final weekend to register for the 2016 Toronto Wood Solutions Fair

The is the final weekend to register for the 2016 Toronto Wood Solutions Fair, set to take place November 17 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto.

Described as “the best conference in Ontario for information and tools about wood design and construction,” the one-day education event is presented by Ontario Wood WORKS! and the Canadian Wood Council.

The event features a trade show component, plus 18 presentations attendees can choose from. The event’s website says: “The Wood Solutions Fair is the only Industry event in Canada where you can earn up to six continuing education credits while learning about the latest industry trends and innovations for designing and building with wood.”

The full list of seminars includes:

Timber Engineering, Prefabrication, and the Return of Craft
Lucas Epp, head of engineering, StructureCraft Builders

More with Less: Building with Cross Laminated Timber
Jeff Morrow, program manager, construction, lend lease

Structural Design and Optimization of Midrise Light Weight Wood Framed Buildings
Michael Baldinelli, MESc., P.Eng., principal, large buildings, Strik Baldinelli Moniz Structural Engineers

The Mosaic Centre: More Than A Net-Zero Office Building 
Dennis Cuku, co-owner, Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce

Off-Site Wood Construction: What, Why, How and the Future
Randall Walter, AIA, LEED AP, Bensonwood

Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre: Living Building Challenge Design Comes to Life with Innovative Timber Solutions
Daria Khachi, PEng, principal, DIALOG and Charles Marshall, PEng  LEED AP BC+C, associate, sustainable design, DIALOG

Find Your Design Inspiration: A Showcase of Wood Design Award Winners from 2015-16 
Marianne Berube, executive director, Ontario Wood WORKS! and Lynn Embury-Williams, executive director, Wood WORKS! BC

We cover the comments! Or, how to respond to all the silly things people (and other industries) say about wood construction
Lloyd AlterB.Arch, OAA, design editor,; adjunct professor, Ryerson University School of Interior Design

Fire Resistance Tools and Information for Wood-Frame and Mass Timber Buildings 
Marc Alam, technical specialist – Fire Code & Standards, Canadian Wood Council

Origine: A Tall Wood Demonstration Project
Andre Huot, Nordic Structures

Wood and Fiberglass Composite Bridges and Buildings
Crawford Dewar, manager of engineering, Guardian Bridge Rapid Construction Inc.

Western Red Cedar – Distinctive, Sustainable Design
Jay Poppe, cedar specialist, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Sound Insulation of Wood-Frame Multi-Storey Buildings
André Rioux, vice president sales and development, AcoustiTech

Intelligent Building Systems: Gypsum Solutions for Multi-storey Wood-frame Construction 
Bob Hartogsveld, CertainTeed

WoodWorks® Shearwalls Software – Part 1:  Overview and Demonstration (note: tailored for design professionals performing lateral load analysis and design)

WoodWorks® Shearwalls Software – Part 2:  Advanced Topics (Note:  Part 1 is not a prerequisite, but a working knowledge of the Shearwalls program is suggested; tailored for design professionals performing lateral load analysis and design)

Adam Robertson, MASc, P.Eng., manager, codes and standards – structural engineering and sustainability, Canadian Wood Council and Kevin Rocchi, MASc, P.Eng., technical services specialist, Canadian Wood Council

Overview of Changes to CSA O86-14- Update No.1:  Cross Laminated Timber Provisions 
Jasmine B. Wang, Ph.D., P.Eng., manager codes & standards – structural engineering, Canadian Wood Council

SB 12: A free tool to help comply with the 2017 prescriptive wall provisions
Robert J. Jonkman, P.Eng.  director codes and standards – structural engineering, Canadian Wood Council 

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