NEW! Mass Timber Design Workshop : Essential design considerations for a new generation of low-rise commercial wood buildings




WEBINAR DATE: January 21, 2021

WEBINAR TIME:  1:00pm – 4:00pm




PH1, North Vancouver – Courtesy: Hemsworth Architecture and Naikoon Contracting                                                      


Fast + Epp Home Office, Vancouver – Courtesy: Fast + Epp




This comprehensive workshop will recreate the design thinking, technical challenges and advanced BIM/VDC work that was behind two new innovative offices using a mass timber structure. There is a transformation underway in our built environment with wood products and building systems, including mass timber, emerging as structural materials in low-rise commercial construction. Pre-fabrication, speed of construction and a more sustainable outcome are a few of the benefits realized when using wood in this building type. This informative half-day workshop will demonstrate the innovations and new solutions for using mass timber in two new projects; an office and a mixed-use low-rise commercial building, both on the Lower Mainland. The presenters will navigate code requirements, share their design thinking, technical challenges and solutions, and walk you through an integrated design and construction process.


Presentation #1: BCBC: New Prescriptive Allowances for Low-rise Commercial Wood Buildings

Presentation #2: PH1: Integrated Design and Construction in a Mixed-use Office

Presentation #3:  Fast + Epp Headquarters: Close-up with a Head Office under Construction


Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce the presenters:


  • Marc Alam, Manager, Codes & Standards – Fire, Canadian Wood Council
  • John Hemsworth, Principal – Hemsworth Architecture
  • Joe Geluch, President – Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
  • Austin Hawkins, Architect AIBC – F2A Architecture Ltd.
  • Tobias Fast, Senior Engineer – Fast + Epp


Developers, building and design professionals, including architects, structural engineers, building officials, contractors and technologists wanting to expand their proficiency and knowledge of mass timber in a new building type.


Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to learn from innovators and thought leaders in mass timber! REGISTER TODAY!