Vaughan program: Guidelines for Designing Wood-Frame Mid-Rise Buildings

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WOODWorks! Ontario has partnered in scheduling a one-day educational program, “Guidelines for Designing Wood-Frame Mid-Rise Buildings” in Vaughan on Wed., Oct. 4.

Registration fee is $350 plus HST, including breakfast, lunch and a copy of the new Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Construction Handbook. Participation certificates for Continuing Education Hours will be issued.

The National Research Council, Canadian Wood Council, and FPInnovations have worked collaboratively on a project, funded by Natural Resources Canada and several provinces, to provide additional technical information to support mid-rise wood-frame construction. The result of this project is Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Construction Handbook, a new technical resource consisting of 10 multi-disciplinary chapters which have been prepared to facilitate the design and construction of mid-rise wood-frame construction in Canada.

The handbook covers broad design and construction topics, providing practical solutions by making use of the most recently developed technical and research information. The handbook has been prepared to assist architects, engineers, code consultants, developers, building owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the 2015 edition of the NBCC, or provincial codes based on the 2015 NBCC, and the CSA Standard on Engineering Design in Wood. It also compliments existing design aids such as the CWC Wood Design Manual.

Ontario Wood WORKS! is a partner in delivering this important educational event. Topics presented will be fire, structural analysis, floor vibration, building movement, sound insulation, building enclosure, wood elevator shafts and prefabrication. The day will conclude with case studies of mid-rise buildings from BC and a discussion of mid-rise in Ontario.

You can register for the program at Universal EventSpace, 6250 HWY 7, Vaughan, On.  at this link.


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