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Mass Timber Construction in North America: An Overview of the National Building Code of Canada & International Building Code – March 19, 12:00-1:00pm (EST)


AIA Canada Society is excited to present webinar:

Mass Timber Construction in North America –

Overview of the National Building Code of Canada and International Building Code

Date: March 19, 12:00-1:00pm (EST)

Provider Number: 100100113

Course Number: 2024AIACS02

Credits:  1 AIA learning unit (LU)

Registration Link: Mass Timber Construction in North America


Image 1: Centennial College, Toronto ON
Image 2: Toronto Regional Conservation Authority Interior, Toronto ON
Image 3: Riverbank A

Course Description:

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the burgeoning field of mass timber construction in North America. This Continuing Education course will provide a comprehensive overview of the regulatory landscape surrounding mass timber, focusing on recent updates to the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) and the International Building Code (IBC). Through a combination of informative presentation, participants will gain valuable insights into the use of mass timber as a sustainable and innovative construction material.

Learning Objectives:

Introduction to Mass Timber: Gain a fundamental understanding of mass timber, including its various forms, types, and characteristics. Explore the unique properties of mass timber that make it an attractive option for sustainable building construction.

Canadian Building Codes (NBCC): Explore the regulatory framework governing mass timber construction in Canada, with a specific focus on the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC). Learn about recent amendments and additions to the NBCC that accommodate the use of mass timber, including specific regulations and standards applicable to mass timber structures.

Regulatory Framework in the US: Examine the regulatory landscape for mass timber construction in the United States, particularly within the framework of the International Building Code (IBC). Understand how the IBC has evolved to incorporate mass timber construction, including relevant provisions, allowances, and considerations for design, construction, and fire safety.

Case Studies: Explore real-world examples of mass timber projects, highlighting unique design and construction aspects that align with local building codes. Through case studies, gain practical insights into the application of mass timber construction.


Jack Keays, Principal | Canada                  Professional Engineer                                          Vortex Fire Consulting Inc.

Jack is an accomplished fire safety engineer, building code expert and mass timber innovator with extensive project experience in Canada, Singapore, Middle East, and North Africa.

Jack has advanced analytical skills with the ability to recognize and address fire safety challenges while developing practical engineering solutions.  With each project, Jack engages both internal and external stakeholders in constructive and collaborative relationships. Jack brings value to each project by taking a holistic approach to fire and life safety and by working closely with a cross section of disciplines to deliver optimal solutions.

March 19 2024


Date: March 19
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
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