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 Timber, Tree Rings, and Fire

The past few days we have been sorting through the structures lab after the end of the last academic year. Among the materials which we were indexing and storing were the heritage timbers that we tested for the CSCE paper (posted below). The timbers were installed in a heritage building built approximately in 1890 or…

GFRPs, Heritage Timber, Education, Sustainable Concretes, Performance Based Fire, New Instruments and More!

We have an exciting two weeks ahead. The research team will be visiting 4 conferences in the coming weeks to present 6 presentations. In addition we will have a 7th presented at ASFE and this will be announced at a later date. The below are brief descriptions of each. Open access versions will appear at a…