Upcoming Events

Tall Timber Solutions - Bringing Tall Timber to New Heights

Presented by Wood WORKS!

The recent code changes in Canada and the United States include provisions for building Tall Wood buildings.  This change leads to the opportunities to build taller but also comes with new considerations for connection design including requirements for inter-story drift performances and fire rating.  Pre-engineered beam hangers offer an off the shelve solution, simplifying the design challenges that designers are facing for the most common framing systems used in tall wood buildings in North America.

Join Wood WORKS! for a casual evening of tasting and testing as they delve into their favorite things: Timber Engineering, Socializing and Eating!


Wednesday, January 29
5:30pm – 8:30pm


Steamworks Brew Pub, 375 Water Street, Vancouver


$40 plus GST; special rate for SEABC members found on the registration page

More information and registration.

Tall Wood Design: Getting into the Details

Presented by Wood WORKS!

This workshop will provide participants with innovative ideas and solutions to take best advantage of the new opportunities for tall wood structures in BC ahead of the early adoption of the 2020 National Building Code by BC.

The workshop brings experts from Europe and across Canada to share insights, innovative approaches and ideas to avoid problems – often thought difficult for tall wood and mass timber structures. These experts will present on the latest innovations in acoustics, curtain wall designs, and fire considerations for these new building types to achieve high levels of comfort, performance and safety for occupants all in a cost-effective manner.


Paola Brugnara is Product Engineer at Rothoblaas for the waterproofing and acoustic line. Rothoblaas is a multinational company located in Südtirol (Italy) that offers innovative solutions for wood construction. As product engineer, Ms. Brugnara focuses on energy saving, green building, environmental comfort and acoustics and also collaborates in scientific research and development of products for airtightness and sound insulation at the structural level.


Monday, February 10, 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria
Online registration: Eventbrite


Tuesday, February 11, 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, 8181 Cambie Rd., Richmond
Online registration: Eventbrite

More information and registration.

Past SEABC Events

The SEABC Events Archive contains video recordings and downloads for past seminars.