CWC National Undergraduate Timber Engineering Course

In collaboration with Canadian Wood Council and WoodSmart, our research team developed an off-the shelf undergraduate course for timber engineering for use by any academic, and especially those teaching in Canada. The course encompasses module based learning, featuring: Physical and Mechanical properties, Structural Wood Products, Strength and Modification Factors, Design processes, Tension and Compression members, Bending, Connections,…

Heritage Materials in Fire

At York University, our fire research team studies heritage materials and their response to fire. Our focus has been to consider timber and masonry. Doing these studies we are in the midst of preparing revised international guidance for these important structures. More recently the events in Paris have emphasized why this is such a serious…