August 17, 2022 3:01 pm
Module 1 – Introduction and Project Planning for Optimizing Designs, includes an introduction to mass timber, the advantages of prefabrication, and early considerations for optimizing the design.
Module 2 – Design Considerations for Optimized design, includes structural, fire protection, acoustics, and vibration design considerations.
Module 3 – Early Construction Considerations, includes BIM and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), systems integration, and building envelope and moisture management.
Module 4 – Life Cycle Assessment, includes holistic considerations of carbon, why LCA is important, available tools, and biophilia considerations.
August 15, 2022 4:16 pm
Provides architecture and engineering students with a foundational understanding of the environmental benefits of using wood as a building material; it provides students with knowledge on the sustainability of wood in Canada and its social and cultural importance. Students may use this knowledge to make an informed decision on the use of wood as a building material. Included is an overview of Canada’s forests and ownership structure, Sustainable Forest Management practices, laws and regulations, forest certifications, causes of deforestation, how forests capture & store carbon, Indigenous communities & forests, and a brief LCA comparing wood to other building materials. Full slide deck with lecture notes is included.
May 12, 2021 9:20 am
This module series can be used within a 3rd or 4th year steel design course, it is a condensed version of the full 10-lecture undergraduate wood design course. The module series requires approximately 4 50-minute lectures.
May 12, 2021 9:19 am
Complete undergraduate timber engineering course that includes 10 updated lectures with transcribed lecture notes and lecture recordings.
1. Curriculum development forms for launching a standalone course (CLO and Graduate Attributes are defined) as per CEAB requirements
March 1, 2021 12:47 pm
2. 4 sample assignments
3. Test Bank (Sampling of Multiple Choice and SA/LA Questions)
4. Detailing for Bending Lab
8-lecture module designed to create the foundational understanding of the complexity and importance of Thermodynamics and Hydrodynamics in wood buildings. Significantly increased energy efficiency requirements and an increasing demand for taller and larger wood buildings will change the methods of construction over the next few years and prefabrication will alter the envelope component assemblies. The material is therefore tailored to focus on thermally high performing envelope assemblies, sufficient air tightness, and modern manufacturing methods such as prefabrication. The module is equally focused on NBCC division 5 and 9. Includes slide deck, lecture notes, and sample questions.
September 29, 2019 8:21 pm
Introduction to wood design standard CSA O86-14. Discusses types of loads, load combinations, limit states design for ultimate and serviceability limit states. Includes example.
September 29, 2019 8:20 pm
Discusses sawn lumber production and grading, panel products, and engineered wood products (EWP) including glulam, structural composite lumber, CLT and other mass timber products. Applications and design consideration are also discussed.
September 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Discusses lateral load resisting systems for vertical and horizontal bracing. Includes performance of wood frame construction, understanding load paths, and design of light wood frame lateral load assemblies.