BC Fire Safety Requirements for Wood Buildings

By Ineke Van Zeeland – Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Handout: – Credit: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing, EIC – This presentation will discuss building code requirements related to the use of wood products in buildings designed under Part 3 (Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility) of the British Columbia Building Code, particularly in those buildings required to be of noncombustible construction.

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Benefits of Building with Mass Timber

By Duncan Purvis – Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing Informal CPD, EIC – Handout: No. This course will discuss the unseen and enduring benefits of building with mass timber: building sustainably, adding value and creating a legacy.

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Bergen in a Wood Construction Fever

By Rune Abrahamsen – Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Handout: Yes – Credit: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, EIC – This presentation examines Treet a 14 storey timber apartment building in Norway which is scheduled to be built during 2014. The building will be one of the tallest timber buildings in the world.

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Bigger, Better, Faster – Large wood structures need efficient system 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 – Lessons Learned About 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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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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