Tall wood case study—The Wade Avenue experiment
This seminar will examine the technical challenges and solutions for 77 Wade Avenue, Ontario’s first tall-wood building approved using the Alternative Solution evaluation process that falls within the objective-based Ontario Building Code. The exposed mass timber building will begin construction in 2019. Members of the design team will discuss the project’s various stages of design and construction, illustrating how they worked through the various architectural, building code, fire protection and structural aspects of the project. The seminar will include future approaches to design stemming from this eight-storey hybrid mass timber building and will be followed by an audience-led question period with the project architect, fire protection/code consultant and structural engineer. The seminar will take place on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre.