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November 10, 2017

Mark Your Calendar – Structural Timber Engineering Workshops in Victoria and Richmond

VICTORIA– Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Parkside Hotel & Spa, 810 Humboldt Street
RICHMOND – Thursday, December 7, 2017
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, 8181 Cambie Road
Time: Registration 8:00am │ Workshop 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fee: $350 includes full breakfast and lunch

What will you learn?

This multi-leveled workshop will provide the foundation for two more workshops planned in 2018 on advanced topics, including lateral design, and design with CLT.  Learning objectives include:

  • Designing wood members for bending, tension, compression, and combined bending and axial tension
  • Background on published design values and adjustment factors
  • Design limitations and when a designer should venture outside current code provisions
  • Estimating and managing building shrinkage
  • Avoiding frequent mistakes or misunderstandings of certain design provisions when using wood design manual tables
  • General design concepts for timber connections
  • An introduction to seismic/wind loads design
  • Simple cross-laminated timber (CLT) concepts

Who should attend?

  • Structural engineers and structural design technologists wanting to expand their proficiency and knowledge of timber engineering

Instructor:  Ghasan Doudak, Ph. D., P. Eng., Professor of Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, University of Ottawa

Dr. Doudak’s expertise includes a multi-scale understanding of how complete structural systems function, encompassing issues such as how complete buildings respond to effects of wind storms, ground shaking during earthquakes, or other actions like impacts and blasts. Prior to joining the Engineering Faculty, Dr. Ghasan Doudak held the position of Manager, Wood and Structural Standards at the Canadian Wood Council.

Dr. Doudak grew up in Denmark where he received his Master of Science degree from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Following his graduation, he worked as a structural engineer where he designed commercial and residential buildings. His Ph.D. research was aimed at determining the load paths in wood light-frame buildings under various stages of construction using a holistic design approach. He has worked closely with researchers from North America and Europe.