- August 14 2019
- 12:00pm-1:00pm Central
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Mass Timber Connections: Building Structural Design Skills
For engineers new to mass timber design, connections can pose a particular challenge. This webinar focuses on connection design principles and analysis techniques unique to mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber, glued-laminated timber and nail-laminated timber. The session will focus on connection design options ranging from commodity fasteners and pre-engineered wood products to custom-designed solutions. Discussion will also include a review of timber mechanics and load transfer, as well as considerations such as tolerances, fabrication, durability, fire, and shrinkage that are relevant to structural design.
Bernhard Gafner, P.Eng, MIStructE, CEng, Dipl. Ing., ASPECT Structural Engineers
Bernhard has a decade of international building design and construction experience, having worked in Canada, Germany and Switzerland. He has a degree in Timber Engineering from Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland, is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers in BC, and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers UK. He offers a unique skill set in the field of structural engineering due to his hands-on experience as a licensed carpenter. While possessing expertise in timber engineering, Bernhard is proficient in all major building materials. He believes in using the right material for the right project. He has an excellent track record in developing concepts for structural systems and connection details – creating innovative and cost-efficient solutions.
Adam Gerber, MASc, ASPECT Structural Engineers
Adam comes with a breadth of hands-on and technical experience which is largely unique in the field of structural engineering. Prior to, and throughout, his formal engineering training he Adam gained experience in the design and construction of timber structures as a carpenter, estimator, and designer. This comprehensive experience allows him to view projects from different perspectives, leading to cost-effective, constructible, and efficient solutions. Adam’s technical interests revolve around structures that push the limits of design, while finding new and efficient ways to combine traditional materials and technologies. Extending his master’s research, Adam has focused on the development of timber-concrete composite technology and vibration performance of floors, and has translated this research into several realized projects as he continues to explore ways to expand and enhance the technology.
Attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES HSW LU, 1 PDH credit1 or 0.1 ICC credit (FBPE board-approved).
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