Featuring release of new fire performance demonstration video
Thursday, June 25, 2020 – 9am – 11:45am
FREE of charge with advance registration – CLICK HERE to register
Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) as permitted under the 2020 National Building Code, 2019 British Columbia Building Code (jurisdictional basis) and the Vancouver Building Code offers the BC design, construction and development industries significant advantages in terms of structural performance, scale possibilities, construction efficiencies and construction safety.
This education session comes at a timely moment as the BC provincial government just announced its support for mass timber construction as one of the means to move the BC economy forward from the COVID-19 crisis. Join us for a morning of online education and learn about the recent work completed to help advance this new form of construction.
NEW! Enhance your learning experience through the debut of a new video, Fire Performance Demonstration Workshop 2.0 – Understanding fire design: applications, which demonstrates a side-by-side comparison of building materials including one of mass timber, in a live burn scenario. Changes to the NBCC mean new considerations for fire, with Encapsulated Mass Timber (EMTC) in tall buildings as a new construction type in the code. The video, shot at a Wood WORKS! BC workshop at the City of Surrey Fire Department Training Facility, summarizes the learning outcomes essential for understanding taller and larger wood building fire requirements.