B.E.S.T. Lecture: The Future of Building – Wood and the Carbon Neutral Pathway
University of Toronto Faculty Club
41 Willcocks St
This special lecture by David Moses is part of the Building, Ecology, Science and Technology Lecture Series and is sponsored by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry.
Canada’s shift toward a low carbon economy will depend on forest resources to drive employment and promote sustainable development through innovative wood construction materials and mass timber building technologies. Mass timber is sustainably harvested, machine stress-graded and precision machined. Sounds great. But a lot of things need to happen before our industry can make the leap into a new way of building with wood. Imagine a construction shift that will make a lasting impact on creating local jobs, improve working conditions, have positive environmental impact using a sustainably harvested, carbon neutral material to create high quality, high performance buildings at top speed.
David Moses is the founder of Moses Structural Engineers, a Toronto-based firm whose core purpose is to have a “Lasting Impact” on our cities and communities. David was born in Ottawa, went to Queen’s University for undergraduate and Master degrees then left to Vancouver to pursue a PhD in timber engineering. After 10 years of studying, working and skiing in BC, David returned to Ontario and in 2010 opened the doors to his own company. David is a recognized leader, designer, teacher, researcher, writer and invited lecturer. He has over 25 years of experience in timber engineering and has been involved in hundreds of structural engineering projects across Canada and the United States, including many firsts: the first Canadian and Ontario Cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings, the first passive house in Canada and early CNC machining of heavy timber for construction.
Seating is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
This lecture qualifies for two OAA Structured Learning hours.