The structural use of wood in North America so far was mostly related to low-rise and mid-rise residential light-frame construction. Lately, legislative changes and the emergence on new mass-timber engineered products enable the use of wood in tall and large buildings. Two of the most promising solutions involve the notions of “mass-timber” such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and hybrid construction such as timber-steel and timber-concrete systems. The prospect of building larger timber structures creates challenges, amongst them the increased lateral forces created by wind and earthquakes and the increased demand on floor serviceability.
This seminar will discuss the state-of-the-art research on the challenges and innovative solutions of adopting mass timber structural systems. Furthermore, the presentation will discuss the CLT design provisions that were included in the 2016 supplement to the Canadian Wood Engineering Design Standard (CSA-O86) and the revisions that will be included in the 2019 update.
Presenter: Dr. Thomas Tannert, PEng, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Northern British Columbia
Date: Wednesday, January 16
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Venue: Engineering Management Education, UBC Okanagan, 1137 Alumni Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Free for members and non-members