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Wood Webinar Wednesday - Design and Construction of Permanent Wood Foundations
Design and Construction of Permanent Wood Foundations
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:
This webinar will provide requirements and guidance on the design and construction of permanent wood foundations (PWF) based on the Canadian standard; CSA S406-16 – ‘Specification of permanent wood foundations for housing and small buildings’. Further information on site selection, backfilling, PWF floor systems, air and vapour barriers, insulation techniques, crawl spaces and design requirements for high wind and seismic zones will be discussed. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of the design requirements and construction methods for PWF, with a focus on the structural system and building science considerations.

WEBINAR THEMES:
• History of PWF construction
• Wood preservatives and material requirements for PWF
• Overview of pertinent design and construction aspects of PWF
• Standardization of PWF as per CSA S406
• Building science considerations for PWF systems

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY:
Adam completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and also holds a Master of Applied Science degree from the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia. He is presently the Chair of the CSA Subcommittee on Permanent Wood Foundations and was responsible for the most recent update of the Canadian Wood Council’s Permanent Wood Foundations publication.

He is the co-founder and principal of Sustainatree, a consultancy specializing in sustainability and engineering design of wood building systems. He was previously employed by the Canadian Wood Council and has also worked as a consulting structural engineer and within the building development and construction management fields.

Feb 9, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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