By: The Working Forest Staff
The Mass Timber Institute (MTI) has assembled an expert panel at The Buildings Show (Construct Canada) that is part of a ‘suite’ of sessions at this year’s show focusing on mass timber.
Rather than simply promoting mass timber, MTI decided to deliver greater value by referencing other forms of construction.
Designers, consultants, constructors, owners, and developers all face the question of selecting the best building system(s) for their projects.
The MTI panel responds to the question: Mass Timber, Concrete, or Steel: What’s the Best Option for Your Project?
The panel will discuss key factors to consider in making building system decisions such as price, schedule, availability, sustainability, design quality, and character, durability, and safety. The panel will share their experiences with each option to support a strategy for the most informed analysis thereby producing the greatest benefit to owners, users, visitors, and the broader community. Ongoing research and development are leading to continuing advances in every building technology; the panel will discuss how this can best influence these material selection decisions.
The construction industry has been challenged by evolving building practices and technologies, collaboration,
client expectations, a shrinking workforce, legal and regulatory changes, new building and sustainability
codes, smart buildings and cities, and more.
Check out the 150 sessions including “Mass Timber, Concrete, or Steel: What’s the Best Option for Your
Project?”. The Mass Timber Institute has assembled a panel of experts who will be discussing factors to
consider in the choice between mass timber and the more ‘traditional’ methods of construction with an
emphasis on a hybrid approach in the design process.
Sessions are selling out so reserve your seat today! Select seminars are approved for OAA, OBEC, ARIDO
International Architectural Roundtable:
Mass Timber: Provocative Possibilities of
Inventive Design with Wood
SS101 | Wed. Dec. 4 | 8 am – 10 am
Join us at the International Architectural Roundtable
to learn how mass timber is transforming
architectural design and creating beautiful, versatile
Wednesday, December 4
Building Enclosures for Tall Timber
WS132 | Wed. Dec. 4 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Discover the importance of construction moisture
management and speed of the building enclosure
through design and construction.
Mass Timber, Concrete, or Steel: What’s
the Best Option for Your Project?
WS112 | Wed. Dec. 4 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Delve into key factors to consider in making building
system decisions such as price, sustainability,
design quality, durability, and safety.
Lessons Learned: Designing and
Building with Wood
WN122 | Wed. Dec. 4 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mass timber construction defies convention by
taking the best of a centuries-old typology and
adapting it to our 21st century need.
Thursday, December 5
Encapsulated Mass Timber: National
Building Code Changes for 2020
TS109 | Thurs. Dec. 5 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The concept of encapsulated mass timber
construction will provide details of acceptable
solutions recommended to be included in the NBC
and NFC set to be published in 2020.
The Lifecycle Cost of Cladding: First
Costs, Thermal Performance, Operation
TS137 | Thurs. Dec. 5 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The first comparison is between EIFS, brick veneer,
and cement fibre board for an archetype 6-storey
wood frame residential building.
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For complete information on these sessions and how to attend, visit the show’s website https://www.thebuildingsshow.com/en/home2.html
For more information on the Mass Timber Institute https://www.masstimberinstitute.ca/