Engineering A Fire Safe World

Annual General Meeting and Tall Wood Buildings

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
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Base fee:
  • For Colleagues of our Chapter.
  • For Colleagues of our Chapter that pay in advance.
  • For all guests.
  • For Junior and Senior Members and Colleagues, and Past Presidents of our Chapter.
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Registration opens to the public on April 25th. Advanced registration for all Chapter Members and Colleagues begins on April 18th.
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Steven Craft, PhD, P.Eng.
Founding Partner
CHM Fire Consultants Ltd

Dr. Steven Craft is a founding partner of CHM Fire Consultants Ltd and an Adjunct Professor in the Fire Safety Engineering Program at Carleton University. He has an undergraduate degree in Forest Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a PhD in Fire Safety Engineering from Carleton University. He is active in codes and standards development. He is the Chair of the ULC S100a Fire Test Committee and, is on the Technical Committee for the Canadian Wood Design Standard, CSA O86, where he Chairs the Task Group on Fire Resistance. Dr. Craft also chairs the NRC Committee on developing the first National Wildland Urban Interface guide. He has been working with wood structures and fire safety for the past 18 years.


Dr. Craft will present an overview of a recent trend around the world, Tall Wood Buildings. This is a relatively new innovation in construction where premanufactured mass timber elements are used to construct a building which has traditionally been constructed of steel and concrete. Recent buildings around the world have reached up to 18 storeys tall with plans currently in the works for buildings as tall as 30 storeys. The main reasons for building with mass timber relate to sustainability, however there are other benefits such as faster construction, lower building weight, seismic performance and repairability after a seismic event. The presentation will focus on some recent examples of tall wood buildings and the research which has been conducted in North America over the last decade on mass timber construction and its fire performance.


12:00 AM to 12:15 PM Registration & Reception
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Annual General Meeting & Thomas Chiang Memorial Awards Presentation
1:15 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions


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