WATERLOO, ONT. — The Society of Fire Protection Engineers will be holding its Mass Timber Symposium at the University of Waterloo.
The two-day, in-person event will be held August 24 and 25.
It will provide an in-depth analysis of the engineering challenges of mass timber structures and is intended to holistically showcase the use and progress of mass timber construction within Canada and North America, states a release.
A panel of experts including fire protection and structural engineers, designers, architects, academics, code officials and first responders will come together to share their knowledge and best practices.
Over 18 sessions will cover topics such as the Canadian and U.S. regulatory approach to exposed mass timber, existing international codes, the latest research on fire dynamics and large-scale testing, building design, case studies of recent mass timber projects, risk assessment and mitigation as well as resources available to designers when considering mass timber projects.
The event will be held at the University of Waterloo, Federation Hall, located at 200 University Ave. W. in Waterloo. An evening networking reception on Aug. 24 will be held at Engineering 7 (E7), 200 University Ave. W.