The Future of Mass Timber in Atlantic Canada

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Wingate by Wyndham Dieppe Moncton

69 Rue du Marché

Dieppe, NB E1A 9K3

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Join us November 1st as local and international experts discuss manufacturing, design, and construction in mass timber for Atlantic Canada

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Mass timber building projects are experiencing double-digit annual growth in the US, Europe as well as western and central Canada; we now have the opportunity embrace this innovation in construction/forest products in Atlantic Canada. Mass timber uses new technologies utilizing softwood lumber in manufacturing of engineered wood, and structural components, for use in tall buildings, bridges and other structures. Mass timber manufacturing adds significant value to softwood lumber and offers major environmental advantages as business and government look for ways to lessen the impact of carbon.
Guest speakers will include mass timber experts, designers, builders and marketers from Oregon, Ontario and Atlantic local firms and associations.
Who should attend?
Commercial designers, construction companies, architects, sawmill operators and owners, softwood remanufacturers, lumber brokers, modular and panelized home manufacturers, roof truss companies, construction material suppliers and others.
Continuing education credits are available as part of the Woodworks education program.
Agenda:
8:00AM Registration and coffee
8:30-8:45 Welcome and opening remarks – Dr. Meng Gong and Jon Barteaux; UNB Wood Science Technology Centre
8:45 – 9:15 Kevin Merriam, CEO, Maritime Lumber Bureau; An overview of the sawmilling sector in Atlantic Canada and current market trends; industry challenges (markets, natural disturbances etc.); product diversification and opportunities for mass timber
9:15-10:15 Keynote: Dr. Dan Tingley, Wood Research and Development, Jefferson, Oregon; An overview of the mass timber industry in Canada, the US and Australia; a look at timber bridges and their engineering, design and fabrication, and why is Atlantic Canada taking so long to get on board?
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:30 Dr. Mohammad Mohammad, Senior Research Advisor, Natural Resources Canada; Current opportunities and trends for mass timber in non-traditional application; advanced mass timber products and systems and connection systems; how mass timber lends itself to prefabrication, and NRCan’s Green Construction Through Wood program
11:30-12:15 Dr. Meng Gong UNB WSTC; A brief review of lumber-based mass timber products, and use of nail-laminated and dowel-laminated timber in construction
12:15-1:30 Networking lunch
1:30-2:15 David Porter, WoodWORKS Atlantic; Mass timber projects in Atlantic Canada: environmental and social benefits
1:30-2:15 Patrick Crabbe, Bird Construction, Halifax NS; Selling mass timber construction technology to architects and engineers, and a case study of mass timber construction in the West Hants Aquatic Centre in Nova Scotia.
2:15-3:00 Glen Prevost, MFC, P. Eng, FPInnovations, North Bay Ontario; A case study of the Petawawa Centennial Bridge, located at the Petawawa Research Forest, showing the potential for timber bridges on forest roads, and a look at a research project illustrating barriers that exist for timber bridges and ways that FPInnovations is helping to lessen those barriers
3:00 Wrap-up
The Wingate Hotel has a block of rooms set aside for this event for the night of Thursday Oct. 31 (ie. the night before the seminar) at a conference rate of $129 + tax, single or double. Ask for the UNB Wood Science group booking. To reserve a room, call the hotel directly @ 506-830-8330

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Wingate by Wyndham Dieppe Moncton

69 Rue du Marché

Dieppe, NB E1A 9K3

Canada

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