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Ontario ‘Mid-Rise Essentials’ Workshop in Vaughan June 28/18

June 28, 2018
3201 Highway 7, Vaughan, ON L4K 5Z7

Updates to the Ontario Building Code in 2015 have led to the construction of mid-rise wood buildings all over the province. To date over 125 mid-rise projects are either in planning, under construction, or built and occupied, and demand for these buildings continues to grow.

Ontario Wood WORKS! is pleased to present a 1-day ‘mid-rise essentials’ program where participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from an architect, an engineer, and a developer who are building mid-rise projects in Ontario. The registration fee for this event is $250 +HST and includes lunch. All participants will receive a personalized continuing education certificate for 6 structured learning hours.



8:45-9:00 – Welcome and Ontario Market Update by Steven Street, Technical Manager, Ontario Wood WORKS!
9:00-10:00 – Mid-Rise Wood Frame Engineering by Myles Swift, Manager, Structural Engineering, Centric Engineering
10:15-11:15 – Developing Mid-Rise Wood Frame Projects by Heljar Hansen, Owner, Pratt Homes
11:15-12:00 – Acoustics – Avoiding Complaints and Meeting/Exceeding Building Code Requirements by Cristian Wallace, Business Development and Specifications, AcoustiTECH
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-1:30 – Tie-Rod Systems by Rick Ward, Technical Sales, Simpson Strong-Tie
1:30-2:15 – Gypsum and Fire Designs for Mid-Rise Wood Frame Construction by Bob Hartogsveld, Architectural Solutions Manager, CertainTeed
2:30-3:30 – Mid-Rise Wood Frame Architecture by Marco VanderMaas, Project Design Architect, Kirkor Architects


Please visit our website at for more information or see the link below to jump to online registration through Eventbrite.

Please contact Tim Buhler if you have any questions about the event or require assistance with registration:  1-866-886-3574 x2 | [email protected]

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