FREE for VICA Members! Join us for two topics on mass timber construction. In part one, explore cost-efficiency and constructability considerations through practical examples from mass timber projects in BC and North America. In part two, you’ll review the 2018 BCBC Prescriptive Allowances for Commercial Wood Buildings.
Marc Alam, B.Eng., Ph.D., Drew Willms, B.A.Sc., EIT
$29.99 excl. GST
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Part 1 | Mass Timber Construction: Beautiful, Efficient, Versatile
What does it take to efficiently engineer and build mass timber structures? How can timber be integrated into a project so that the structure is cost-competitive, while still maintaining the architectural vision, elegance and quality? We will explore these questions through the lens of significant mass timber projects completed across British Columbia and North America.
- Understand key design considerations necessary to deliver economical mass timber buildings.
- Understand practical methods to ensure the right mass timber product is used in the right application.
- Explore important constructability considerations unique to mass timber.
- Explore unique applications for mass timber construction in commercial and institutional settings.
Part 2 | Review of 2018 BCBC Prescriptive Allowances for Commercial Wood Buildings
This presentation will discuss the prescriptive allowances for commercial wood buildings within the 2018 BCBC. It will provide an overview of the 3.2.2. Building Size and Construction Relative to Occupancy and 3.2.3. Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection requirements for light frame wood, heavy timber, and encapsulated mass timber buildings.
- Prescriptive allowances for commercial wood buildings in the 2018 BCBC
- Overview of the 3.2.2. Building Size and Construction Relative to Occupancy requirements
- Overview of the 3.2.3 Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection requirements
- New construction type called Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction
Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.
- This workshop is hosted on Zoom.
- Access information and any course materials will be provided to you via email in advance of the training.
- This training is offered in partnership with the VRCA and you'll be participating with peers from both regions.