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Ottawa Wood Conference

by Ontario Wood WORKS!

21 February 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: The Shaw Centre | 55 Colonel By Drive | Ottawa, ON 

Ottawa's premiere wood design and construction event is back for 2019! Dedicated to design and construction with wood and wood products, this one-day event, presented by Ontario Wood WORKS! and the Canadian Wood Council, showcases wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial and residential construction through educational seminars and an interactive industry trade show. Attend sessions presented by international and Canadian experts and earn up to 6 continuing education credits while learning about the latest industry trends and innovations for designing and building with wood.

Presentations include:

The Arbour - The Growth of Tall Wood in Toronto by Carol Phillips, B.E.S., B.Arch. (U of Waterloo), OAA (BCDS), AIBC, NSAA, SCUP, LEED AP, FRAIC, Partner, Moriyama & Teshima Architects

How innovation in timber construction has transformed contemporary British Architecture by Harbinder Singh Birdi, BA hons, B Arch, RIBA, Senior Partner, Hawkins\Brown Architects LLP

Timber Office Buildings: Everything Old is New Again by Cory Zurell, PhD, P. Eng., Principal, Blackwell Structural Engineers

The Dunrobin Tornado: Lessons learned for wood frame construction by Ghasan Doudak, Ph.D., P.Eng., Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa; and Robert J. Jonkman, P.Eng. Director Codes and Standards - Structural Engineering, Canadian Wood Council

Encapsulated Mass Timber: a new construction type for the 2020 National Building Code of Canada by Marc Alam, Technical Specialist – Fire, Codes & Standards, Canadian Wood Council

Fasteners for Mass Timber: Systems, Characteristics and Behaviour by Max Closen Dipl. Ing (FH), MASc, Technical Advisor, MyTiCon Timber Connectors Inc.

North American Wood Design Awards: a Showcase of Wood Design Award Winners from 2017-18 by Marianne Berube, Director, Ontario Wood WORKS! and Tim Buhler, Technical Advisor, Ontario Wood WORKS!

Commercial Wood Construction – Trends and Applications in Northern Europe by Reed Kelterborn,Technical Director, Ontario Wood WORKS!

Mass Timber, Now and Tomorrow by Dominique Briand, CEO, Structure Fusion Inc.



Presentations meet the Structured Learning requirements of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and personalized electronic certificates will be issued following the event.