Prairie Wood Solutions Fair

A one-day educational event on wood products and construction.

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You are also welcome to register on Wednesday, September 10 between 7-8am.  We cannot guarantee availability in all sessions.

WSF 2014 session schedule

All sessions are approved for professional development with the AAA and AIA.

Speakers + Topics for the Prairie Wood Solutions Fair include:

Mr. Arthur Schankula, Principal, Schankula Architekten, München, DE

A Range of Storey’s:  The Potential of Hybrid Prefab Systems in Schools and Commercial Projects to 8 Storey Residential Structures
Arthur Schankula
Principal, Schankula Architekten, München, DE

Arthur Schankula was born in Romania and lives in Germany. He studied mechanical engineering before transitioning to architecture. After working for several architectural firms, he started his own company in 2003.  He has developed a number of building-systems based on wood, mostly as part of publicly sponsored research assignments. Arthur’s interest in wood construction was sparked by an analysis of rational building methods. Wood’s suitability for prefabrication and fast construction times is what first attracted him to begin experimenting with the material. Arthur has written extensively on wood prefabrication, energy efficiency, and tall wood construction. His projects have   been featured throughout Germany and internationally as examples of innovative and sustainable design techniques.

 

 

Len Garis, Fire Chief, Surrey Fire Service, City of Surrey, BC

Len Garis, Fire Chief, Surrey Fire Service, City of Surrey, BC

Fire and Safety Risks Posed by Wood Frame Residential Construction Overview
Len Garis
Fire Chief, Surrey Fire Service, City of Surrey, British Columbia

Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis joined the Surrey Fire Service in 1998 and has worked in the fire service and related fields since 1980. In 2010, he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research and in February 2011 Chief Garis became an Adjunct Faculty member in the Part-time Studies Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. June 2013 he was appointed as an Affiliated Research Faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice / The Christian Regenhard Centre for Emergency Response Studies in New York. In June of 2011 he was elected as President of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of B.C and currently serves as the Past President. He has also been a member of the FIREfighting in Canada editorial advisory board since 2005.  Read more…

 

 

Biomass Power Plant Hotchkiss School photographer: David Sundberg/Esto

Global Lessons from Local Forests
Alan D. Paradis, RA, LEED AP
Associate, Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLP., Connecticut, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve McFarlane  Architect AIBC | AAA | FRAIC | LEED® AP

Steve McFarlane
Architect AIBC | AAA | FRAIC | LEED® AP

Expanding Horizons: Mass Timber and the Fort McMurray Airport
Steve McFarlane, Architect AIBC | AAA | FRAIC | LEED® AP
Principal, office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers, Vancouver, BC

Steve is principal architect at the office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers (omb), an energetic design studio based in North Vancouver. Intentionally multi-disciplinary in its approach, omb focuses on architecture and interior design while also embracing urban design, environmental graphics, and branding.

A strong advocate of simplicity and rigour, Steve is dedicated to the pursuit of design that responds to the lessons of the past while managing the responsibilities of the future. As an educator, critic, and mentor, he maintains an active voice in the sustainable growth of our cities and communities.

 

 

Maik Gehloff, DI (FH), MASc, Director, Gehloff Consulting Inc.

Maik Gehloff, DI (FH), MASc, Director, Gehloff Consulting Inc.

Modern Timber Connectors
Maik Gehloff, DI (FH), MASC
Director, Gehloff Consulting Inc., Surrey, BC

Maik Gehloff is the founder and owner of Gehloff Consulting Inc. providing a variety of services including technical support for timber connections for many years. Maik Gehloff holds a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in Wood Science and Technology specializing in timber engineering from the University for Applied Sciences in Eberswalde, Germany, as well as a MASc in Timber Engineering from University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. During his studies at UBC, his research projects focused on self-tapping, structural wood screws in all forms, shapes and applications, as well as other modern wood connectors.

 

 

 

 

 

Pushing Boundaries: Achieving Affordable, Sustainable and Beautiful Wood Design in the Mosaic Centre
2 hour panel presentation with the Mosaic Centre Team: Chandos Construction Ltd., Manasc Isaac Architects Ltd., Mosaic Family of Companies, Western Archrib

 

Effective R Values: Discover the “Right” stuff for your Wall Assemblies with the Wall Thermal Design Calculator
Robert J. Jonkman, P.Eng.
Director Codes and Standards – Structural Engineering, Canadian Wood Council, Ottawa, ON

Western Red Cedar – Distinctive Sustainable Design
Paul Mackie
Western Area Manager, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, Seattle, USA

WoodWorks® Software Design Office 9 (release date September 2014) overview
Robert J. Jonkman, P.Eng.
Director Codes and Standards – Structural Engineering, Canadian Wood Council, Ottawa, ON

2013-2014 North American Wood Design Awards
Marianne Berube
Executive Director, Ontario Wood WORKS!, North Bay, ON

2013-2014 North American Wood Design Awards
Jim Taggart FRAIC
Editor, SABmag, Vancouver, BC

Since leaving architectural practice in 1992, Jim has concentrated on public and professional education and communications in the areas of architecture, urban design and sustainable development. His most notable area of specialty is  the use of wood in contemporary architecture.  Jim has delivered more than 100 professional development seminars on this subject in more than 40 cities across North America, as well as lecturing internationally in Sweden and New Zealand. He has also written a similar number of articles and case studies for technical and professional publications in  Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. He is also the author or editor of 12 books,  , the latest of which ‘Toward a Culture of Wood Architecture’, received an Independent Publishers award in 2012.  Jim has taught architecture at the British Columbia Institute of Technology since 2004, and has been the editor of Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine (SABMag) since 2006. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2010, and was the recipient of the Premier of British Columbia’s Wood Champion Award in  2012.

About the Event:

The Wood Solutions Fairs focus on wood products and their use in construction. Suppliers and technical experts are on hand to answer your questions about wood. You will be able to apply “on the job” what you’ve learned from the seminars and the information you will take with you.

2014 Wood Solutions Fair Locations and Dates

  • CALGARY: September 10th, Coast Hotel and Conference Centre
  • VANCOUVER: October 30th, Vancouver Convention Centre (West)
  • TORONTO: November 25th, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South)

 Who should attend:

  • Architects
  • Engineers – Structural and Civil
  • Builders
  • Building Designers
  • Building Officials
  • Construction Technologists
  • Specifiers
  • Students
  • Professors

What you will see:

  • Informative seminars solely dedicated to wood products.
  • Technical information from suppliers, manufacturers, wood engineering consultants and industry associations
  • The full range of structural wood products and finishing wood products
  • Exhibits totally devoted to wood products
  • Consultation with wood industry experts

Attendee Information

Vancouver: 1-877-929-9663 ext. 4
Calgary: 780-392-1952
Toronto: 866-886-3574 ext. 3

Exhibitor/Sponsor Information

Vancouver:  1-877-929-9663 ext. 4
Calgary: 780-392-1952
Toronto: 866-886-3574 ext. 3

 Forms:

adobepdf 2014 WSF Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Wood Solutions Fairs

Award magazine features article on Engineered Wood Products

Taking Root: The next generation of engineered wood products by Christine Morrissey is a featured article in the Awards magazine.

Check out the June 2014 issue in PDF by clicking on the cover image.

The article on EWP’s is located on page 26.

Edmonton Transit System LRT Stations – Case Study

We are excited to announce the publication of the Edmonton Transit System LRT Stations case study!
Click on the image to read or download the full case study.

YEG LRT Stations

For more information or to receive a hard copy, contact Wood WORKS! Alberta at 780-392-1952.

 

Wood Solutions Fair

2014 Canadian Wood Solutions Fair dates just released!

Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities available now for the following fairs:

Calgary: Wednesday, September 10, at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre
Vancouver: Thursday, October 30, at the Vancouver Convention Centre (west)
Toronto: Tuesday, November 25, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (south)

Read more…

Grizzly Paw Brewing Company – Case Study

Grizzly paw case study cover pageWe are excited to announce the publication of the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company case study!
Click here to read or download the full case study.

For more information or to receive a hard copy, contact Wood WORKS! Alberta at 780-392-1952.

 

 

Announcing the Prairie Wood Design Awards Winners

Alberta Wood WORKS! is pleased to announce the award recipients for the 2013 Prairie Wood Design awards. Eight projects and an Engineer Wood Advocate were selected from over forty entries by our esteemed jury panel: David J. Bowick, Principal, Blackwell Structural Engineers; Brian Court, Associate, Miller Hull Partnership, LLP; Steve Raike, Associate Partner, Lake Flato Architects.

Lunch & Learn Series 2014

This program brings industry experts into your office or classroom for a one hour presentation on a topic of your choice.   Possible topics include: