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Winter Wood Design Seminar

Innovation in Wood Construction and Accurate Wood Costing

This seminar will feature the following topics and speakers:

Heavy Timber Budgeting
Andre Lema, Manager of Business Development
Western Archrib Structural Wood Systems

Understanding the cost drivers in a heavy timber framing system can be simple and complicated. Glulam can be made into many different shapes and sizes and the cost implications can be missed.  It can be difficult to understand why one system costs more than another. How much impact do coatings have on the overall package cost? When should one system be chosen over another? Understand the design choice implications before a tender closes. Use glulam to gain maximum exposure without stepping outside your budget.

We will investigate the different options for connecting timber, material choices, and tools to choose the best system for the application.
AIA course code: TimberCost_01

Opportunities for Wood Construction
Lubor Trubka Architect AIBC, MRAIC, Principal in Charge/ Lead Design Architect
Lubor Trubka Architects (LTA)

This presentation will attempt to stimulate the desire to build with wood by illustrating its potential in a selection of construction examples.  The successful use of wood by First Nations as their prime construction material for shelters, canoes and all necessary utensils of daily life dates back as far as 10,000 years.  Canada is home to more than 20,000 individuals educated and engaged in architectural endeavors and probably twice that many in structural engineering.  There are significant opportunities for wood in construction.  It is Canada’s natural and most readily available resource and does not have inherent limitations.  This presentation will encourage design professionals to use wood to its full potential, and advance it beyond its limited use during the last 150 years.
Submitted for Continuing Education credits

9:30AM Registration
10 AM Session One
11 AM Session Two
12 PM Lunch (provided)

Location + Registration

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Grizzly Room - Yellowhead Chateau Nova
13920 Yellowhead Trail
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Headspace, 1817 10th Avenue SW

Contact Barbara Murray, Communications Coordinator at 780-392-0761 or

For more information on the Wood WORKS! program, please contact us.