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AIBC VI Chapter – Implementing Tall Wood Construction in BC

September 26, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter – Implementing Tall Wood Construction in BC

The next 2020 National Building Code is set to include encapsulated mass timber as a new construction type, and will allow its use in Residential and Business and Personal Service buildings up to twelve storeys in height. In the spirit of innovation, the Province has embarked on an initiative which will allow local governments who express interest and meet eligibility criteria, to adopt the encapsulated mass timber provisions two to three years before the rest of the Province.

This session will provide a rundown on the evolution of the regulatory approach that will be used to enable this new initiative, along with an explanation of encapsulated mass timber and details on what structures can be built under this new upcoming regulation. The talk will also provide an overview of the key aspects of this initiative including information on what it takes to opt-in to this voluntary jurisdiction-specific regulation. A question and answer period will follow, allowing for broader engagement and discussion.

Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Cedar Hill Golf Course, 1400 Derby Road, Victoria, BC
Cost: $25
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core
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Cedar Hill Golf Course
1400 Derby Road
Victoria, British Columbia V8P 1T1 Canada
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