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      November 13, 2019

      Wednesday   5:30 PM

      574 Lancaster St. W.
      Kitchener, Ontario

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      Tall Wood + Mass Timber Construction

      Join us for the first event in the Buildings: Art + Science series. This time, our topic will be tall wood and mass timber. Although tall wood buildings are not new to Ontario, today’s tall wood buildings are. New products and processes can provide safe, beautiful, high-performance buildings that also contribute to meeting low-carbon goals. But there are challenges involved. Learn more from the first-hand experience of professionals working in the field.  Enjoy relaxed conversation over dinner at the Lancaster Smokehouse, engage with two fantastic speakers, and earn OAA continuing education credits! The Arbour – The Growth of Tall Wood Veronicca Madonna, Principal,Moriyama and Teshima Architects As one of the first tall wood buildings in Ontario, the design for the Arbour instills generous spaces for wellbeing and sustainability. The building's very name evokes green growth and shelter. Its form and façade will be shaped and refined to maximize access to natural light and fresh air. Two solar chimneys located on the east and west facades will be used to create a sustainable system of natural convection, drawing air up and through the building from operable windows. This presentation will review the methodologies of design including the sustainable and structural innovations that are inherent in The Arbour’s design.  Mass Timber and Moisture Protection Jesse Moore, Building Science Engineer, RDH Building Science One advantage of wood as a building material is that it can dry out after wetting, but there are limits to this capacity. As we build more mass timber structures in Ontario, we need to consider protection from moisture exposure before, during, and after construction. Jesse will talk about wood wetting and drying and then discuss the steps that should be taken early in the project to integrate moisture protection into the design and construction process. What are Buildings: Art + Science Events? This new series, co-hosted by the Grand Valley Society of Architects and RDH Building Science, will delve into current issues in the building industry from different perspectives, highlighting architectural and building science challenges and solutions.

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