Bigger Better Faster; Large wood structures need efficient solutions

By Leander Bathon – Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Handout: Yes – Credit: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing and EIC – This presentation demonstrates that due to the development of innovative connection systems the timber industry is now able to compete with those main stream building materials like steel and concrete by matching their performance and cost and outperforming their sustainability.

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Bracing for Climate Change; Building for High Wind Resistance

By Cory McCambridge – Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing, EIC – Handout: Yes. This course will discuss structural failures observed during storm damage assessments as well as cost-effective above-code recommendations that contribute to improved overall performance in the structural shell of a building.

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Build Towards Low Carbon Construction with the Gestimat Tool

Presented by Caroline Frenette. Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing, EIC – Handout: Yes. Gestimat facilitates the assessment of the carbon footprint of buildings. This new web-based tool estimates the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to structural materials used in different building scenarios.

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Building Green with Wood Toolkit

Format: PDF Documents and Videos – Length: Two Hours Handouts: Yes – Credit: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing, EIC – The Building Green with Wood Toolkit by naturally:wood is a comprehensive course on issues required when considering building rating systems, codes and any other “green” related initiatives.

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Building the World’s Largest CLT Structure

By: Anthony Thistleton, Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing, EIC – Handout: No.This presentation explores the background and construction of the world’s largest CLT building – the challenges of convincing clients, developers and authorities to construct in engineered timber, as well as the technical challenges of building at this scale.

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Carbon12 A CLT Case Study in Design and Construction

By Kristin Slavin. Format: PowerPoint Video , Length: One Hour, Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing, EIC, Handout: No. PATH Architecture and Kaiser Group Inc. are sister companies that develop, design and build. Hear from Kristin Slavin, Associate at PATH Architecture, why the team decided to use wood as the primary structural material in projects, how that decision has evolved, and what they plan to do next.

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