WOODBRIDGE, ON, March 26, 2019 /CNW/ - In 2014 the landscape of mass timber construction in Ontario received a much needed boost when Ontario amended the Ontario Building Code to allow new wood frame buildings to reach up to six storeys. Since that time, there has been tremendous interest and uptake in using wood and wood products in construction. Through funding received through Ontario's Mass Timber Program, The College of Carpenters and Allied Trades received funding to develop and deliver an innovative wood building and connection system training program to train workers in the skills and techniques needed to work correctly, productively and safely on job sites focused on wood frame buildings.
Currently in Toronto there are several tall wood building demonstration projects that are taking place which allow tall wood buildings to reach up to 18 storeys. The College of Carpenters is hosting a Mass Timber Open House Wednesday March 27th, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm to showcase and highlight the training program developed to provide workers with the skills and knowledge to be productive, skillful and safe on mass timber projects. Featured during the open house will be David Moses, founder of Moses Structural Engineers, an award-winning Canadian firm specializing in cutting edge wood design. David will be speaking about the benefits, opportunities and future of mass timber across Ontario. Mike Yorke, President of the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, has been focused on ensuring members of the Carpenters' Union are the most productive, skillful and safest workers on mass timber projects across Ontario. "Developing a mass timber program has been a focus for the Carpenters' Union for several years. The College of Carpenters has developed a training program that I feel will be a critical component in ensuring mass timber projects are built with the most knowledge and skillful tradespeople in the industry", said Mike Yorke.
To RSVP your attendance or to find out more about the Open House, please contact Tara Yorke at [email protected].
About the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario (CDCO)
The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario (CDCO) is composed of 16 affiliated Locals of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters across the province of Ontario. In total, we represent approximately 30,000 women and men working in a wide range of skilled trades including carpentry, interior systems, resilient flooring, concrete formwork, underwater construction, welding, scaffolding, and a long list of other construction related work.
Carpenters' District Council of Ontario – Mike Yorke, President and Director of Public Affairs
SOURCE Carpenters' District Council of Ontario
For further information: Media inquiries to: Mike Yorke, [email protected], 416-587-5577