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CTBUH | Canada Future Leaders Committee - Tall Timber Buildings Presentation
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM University of Toronto, Bahen Center
Date: June 24, 2019 to June 24, 2019
Where: University of Toronto, Bahen Center, 40 St George St., Room 1240, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Event Type: Other
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The CTBUH Canada Future Leaders Committee is excited to announce its next event - a presentation on Tall Timber Buildings given by David Moses, founder of Moses Structural Engineers, & Alex Lukachko, principal at RDH Building Science. There will be a networking/mixer event after the presentation on the 2nd floor of the Prenup Pub (191 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1P9). The Future of Building - Tall Timber Buildings Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;} Wood buildings have been limited to 6-storeys under various building codes, but recent innovations in ‘mass timber' have created new possibilities for much taller wood buildings. Examples include a recently completed 18-storey student residence on the UBC campus in Vancouver, UofT's proposed Tall Wood Academic Tower, and the proposed Canada Earth Tower in Vancouver. Products such as glued-laminated timber and cross-laminated timber are large format pre-fabricated elements, CNC machined, and can be installed quickly on site. These and other innovative wood products are at the centre of a transformation in the AEC industry where we expect higher quality, offsite fabrication along with faster and quieter site work with less construction waste. With taller wood buildings, construction moisture management and speed of the building enclosure are important aspects of design