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Jun 14 2017 Online Learning /

Mid-Rise Technical Detail Workshop (Oakville)

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Glen Abbey Golf Club - Canadian Open Room
1333 Dorval Drive
Oakville, ON L6M 4G2

250 + taxes & fee

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This 1-day workshop presented by Ontario Wood WORKS! will focus on technical details of wood-frame mid-rise buildings.

Mid-rise wood construction in Ontario is taking off as developers, owners, project teams and municipalities begin to realize the significant advantages these buildings provide. The market potential in Ontario for this building type is huge.

In BC, where mid-rise wood-frame residential buildings have been permitted since 2009, hundreds of these projects have been completed and demand for these buildings continues to grow. In Ontario, where the provincial building code only changed in 2015, the first mid-rise building constructed under the new provisions has been completed and occupied. There are currently over 80 mid-rise projects in Ontario at various stages of development – from the site plan approval stage right through to construction – with many more following.

Wood-framed buildings of five and six stories are a much-needed building type and a key tool in planning sustainable urban densification. They are strong, safe, and more affordable than similar buildings made from other materials. They can also be built faster, with less disruption to surrounding neighbourhoods.

The market potential for mid-rise development in Ontario is very large. By construction permit value, it is more than double that of the BC market and, in Ontario, mid-rise buildings can be office spaces and mixed-occupancy buildings in addition to residences, making the market potential even greater.

Wood WORKS! is committed to helping practitioners take advantage of the mid-rise opportunity by providing educational opportunities geared to this building type. Register today for our latest Mid-Rise Workshops to secure your preferred date and location. Both workshops will examine technical details, lessons learned, and best practices for constructing 5- and 6-storey wood-frame buildings.

The workshop will also be held in Vaughan on June 15. For details click here.