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Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings - Technical Workshop (Victoria)

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VICA - Vancouver Island Construction Association

1075 Alston Street

Victoria, BC V9A 3S6

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Join us for a one-day technical workshop focused on innovative wood technologies.

  • Collaborate with experts across industry sectors
  • Resolve persistent barriers
  • Streamline the adoption and design process for wood buildings in BC.

This workshop is approved for 6 AIBC LUs.

The province of BC recently approved the construction of tall wood buildings up to 12 storeys. This legislation comes into effect with the 2025 near zero emissions building policy right around the corner. For building design and construction leaders to remain competitive and guarantee their long-term success in local industry, the adoption of innovative alternatives to traditional concrete building systems will be a critical business development.

This is a working session. We have assembled a seletion of technical and regulatory challenges gathered from consultation with practitioners working on complex high-performance multi-family, commercial and institutional projects. Case study projects include:

  • Hybrid mixed-use MURB
  • Multi-tenant office
  • Seniors Housing
  • Mixed-use Retail / Commercial

Alternatively, participants are encouraged to bring their own projects to the workshop. Please contact jessica@zebx.org for further instructions.

Workshop participants will collaborate across industry silos to test and identify effective solutions for designing high-performance wood buildings in BC that may include a range of design details, technical references, spec language and/or regulatory approaches:

  • Share knowledge and exchange ideas;
  • Establish best practice solutions (e.g. to standardize where many interpretations or alternative solutions currently exist);
  • Validate approaches from elsewhere for application in BC;
  • Develop affordable / constructible / simplified solutions to situations of complexity, redundancy or expense;
  • Pinpoint regulatory or technical challenges that stand in the way of widespread application of a wood solution and pathway to resolution;
  • Highlight opportunities for academic or applied R&D to resolve intractable barriers to the widespread adoption of wood; and
  • Solve pressing design problems currently standing in the way of high-performance buildings.

By joining BC’s first Innovation Management System, you will not only be strategically placed at the frontline of industry’s rapidly evolving market, but will also have the opportunity to develop and shape the next generation of high-performance solutions, processes and products.

For innovators to continue to be effective, accepted solutions need to be diffused quickly to market. Through recently building policy, the local market has been primed for the adoption of new products and processes, allowing innovators to maintain their competitiveness. At the same time, these innovators are the most qualified to solve persistent problems encountered by the late adopters who, in turn, have a greater confidence in unfamiliar solutions if they have access to validated solutions developed by the peers they respect and trust. This workshop provides the opportunity for innovators, like you, to test hypotheses and explore new solutions in a low-risk, efficient and effective way.

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1075 Alston Street

Victoria, BC V9A 3S6

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