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WEBCAST – TallWood House at Brock Commons

January 25, 2017 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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When completed in the spring of 2017, the 18-story TallWood House at Brock Commons will be the tallest contemporary mass wood building in the world. An exceptional example of the advantages of timber prefabrication, this project aspires to be the model for a future that includes extraordinarily ordinary mass wood buildings. This presentation will introduce the project, discuss the various design approaches considered and explain the process used to arrive at the final solution. While providing a focused discussion on the structural design and unique engineering challenges, the presenter will also provide an introduction to the fire/life safety approach, construction methods and project coordination. 


Robert Jackson, Project Engineer – Fast + Epp

Robert is one of the structural design engineers for the UBC Brock Commons tall timber building, and has been intimately involved in the project since its inception. He comes from a carpentry background and is the recent recipient of two awards from the Institution of Structural Engineers in London—most notably, the Young Structural Engineering Professional Award, which recognizes diverse and skilled individuals under 30 years old who are driving the profession forward. Robert graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science in Civil Engineering.

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Education Credit: 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW) or PDH credit. FBPE-approved provider.

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25 January 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.