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UDI Webinar: Mass Timber: Technical Considerations From Conception to Construction

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Name: UDI Webinar: Mass Timber: Technical Considerations From Conception to Construction
Date: December 3, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST
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Event Description:



The enthusiasm around mass timber construction is resounding, as already heard from many city officials and industry leaders. It has immense potential to positively impact climate change, boost the local timber industry and create stunning structures. For this panel, we dive into the main technical considerations when building your next project in timber – covering all important elements from conception to construction.   

The panelists will share takeaways from projects they are currently collaborating on, discuss the benefits and limitations of the material, examine practical design considerations (i.e., cost efficiency, fire-protection and material sourcing), and walk you through the design process. Join us to make sure your next timber project is a success!   

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Tye Bailey - Architect, LEVER Architecture  
Harrison Glotman - Structural Engineer, Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers  
Orlagh McHugh - Mass Timber SpecialistStructurlam 
Orlagh McHugh is a Mass Timber Specialist at Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, overseeing the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Before relocating to BC almost a decade ago, Orlagh earned her Degree in Structural Engineering and Architecture at University College Dublin, Ireland, and went on to complete a Masters of Structural Engineering at the same institution. With over 7 years of experience working with top Vancouver firms as a design engineer, she has contributed to a diverse catalogue of projects across a number of sectors, with a particular focus on wood and mass timber construction. Orlagh is inspired by the innovative nature of mass timber construction and keen to promote creativity, technology and sustainability in our built environment. 
Thomas Robinson - Founder and Principal, LEVER Architecture 
Thomas is the Founder and Principal of LEVER Architecture. He works closely with clients to develop the design vision for each project. Prior to establishing the firm, Thomas led cultural and institutional projects for Allied Works and Herzog & de Meuron. He received an MArch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. 
Helen Goodland  - Principal. Head of Research & InnovationScius Advisory Inc. (Moderator) 
Helen Goodland is an architect registered in the UK and has an MBA from the University of BC. She brings over 30 years of experience working on transformative solutions for the real estate and construction industries in Canada and around the world. She is also a compelling public speaker, facilitator and educator. 
Helen is firmly committed to achieving truly sustainable buildings within the next decade. She is also passionate about advancing leadership opportunities for women in construction technology. To this end, she participates on numerous boards and committees. Currently she serves on the National Zero Waste Council's construction taskforce, on the Board of Directors of CanBIM, and has been the chair of the UN Sustainable Buildings Initiative's Materials Technical Committee.  
Helen is one of the BC Sustainable Energy Association's climate action heroes and has been nominated as a YWCA Woman of Distinction. In 2017, she received the Vancouver Regional Construction Association's Outstanding Woman in Construction Award. 



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Thursday, December 3, 2020
9:30 - 10:30 AM


Member Price             $15 + GST
Non-Member Price     $20 + GST

72 hours' notice required. 
Substitutions allowed. 

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