21
September 2021

Joint Professional Practice Guidelines: Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Storeys

Status: Advanced online registration is now closed.
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: Registration and Log-in: 11:45 AM–12:00 PM Pacific Time
Webinar: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Peter Mitchell, P.Eng.
Director, Professional Practice, Standards & Development, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Allison DenToom, P.Eng., P.E.
Practice Advisor, Professional Practice, Standards & Development, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Teresa Coady, FRAIC Architect AIBC AIA iiSBE LEED Fellow
Certified Professional Program Manager, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Maura Gatensby, Architect AIBC CP
Lead Practice Advisor and Regulatory Liaison, Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)
Credit: 1.5 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning in the Informal Category
AIBC 1.5 core LUs
Cost: Free
Contact: Rachel Osterman | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4897
Toll-Free 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4897
Email: [email protected]
This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the Joint Professional Practice Guidelines - Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Storeys. These new guidelines were published on March 30, 2021, and were prepared jointly by Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC).

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) and Engineers and Geoscientists BC regulate and govern the professions of architecture, engineering, and geoscience under the Architects Act and the Professional Governance Act. Engineers and Geoscientists BC and AIBC each have a regulatory mandate to protect the public interest, which is met in part by setting and maintaining appropriate academic, experience, and professional practice standards.

The Engineers and Geoscientists BC and AIBC Joint Professional Practice Guidelines - Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Storeys were developed in response to BC Government changes to the BC Building Code and the BC Fire Code to permit construction of mass timber buildings up to 12 storeys based on the new classifications of building size and construction relative to occupancy: Article 3.2.2.48EMTC. Group C, up to 12 storeys, Sprinklered, and Article 3.2.2.57EMTC. Group D, up to 12 storeys, Sprinklered. Sentence 1.1.1.1.(7), Division A, lists the local authorities within which the EMTC provisions apply. Currently, 19 BC Building Code jurisdictions, as well as the City of Vancouver, have adopted the EMTC provisions.

The guidelines cover minimum qualifications, professional practice, roles and responsibilities, and quality assurance for encapsulated mass timber construction (EMTC) projects. They also identify issues to be taken into consideration, provide sources of information, and, in some instances, design options when providing architectural, building enclosure, fire protection, acoustical, structural, mechanical, and electrical design services for EMTC buildings up to 12 storeys, or parts of such buildings.

Instructors

Peter Mitchell, P.Eng.

Director, Professional Practice, Standards & Development, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Peter Mitchell is responsible for overseeing Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s proactive quality assurance programs that support registrants in meeting their professional practice requirements under the Professional Governance Act. These include the development of professional practice guidelines and standards, the audit and practice review program, the regulation of firms program, the practice advice program, and the continuing education program.

In addition, Peter provides staff support to numerous advisory groups, task forces, and panels dealing with a wide range of professional practice issues and directs the organization’s response to various government legislation impacting the practice of professional engineering and geoscience in BC.

Allison Dentoom, P.Eng., P.E.

Practice Advisor, Professional Practice, Standards & Development, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

As a Practice Advisor with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Allison is responsible for managing the development of professional practice guidelines and practice advisories for a variety of different areas of practice, providing practice advice services, as well as liaising with industry stakeholders and supporting a number of advisory and working groups for the development of professional practice guidance.

Allison is a registered professional engineer with experience in the structural design of buildings. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in civil engineering from McGill University. Prior to joining Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Allison worked as a project engineer designing a variety of buildings from high-end custom homes to recreation centres to mid-rise concrete towers. The majority of her experience is on the design and project management of custom high-end homes and estates.

Teresa Coady, Fraic Architect AIBC AIA IISBE LEED Fellow

Certified Professional Program Manager, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Teresa Coady is a Canadian architect and the former president and founding partner of the Vancouver, British Columbia-based architecture firm B+H BuntingCoady (now part of B+H Architects). She is a member of the Canadian Chapter of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment and a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Advisory Board. She is the author of Rebuilding Earth: Designing Ecoconscious Habitats for Humans.

Teresa Coady received her degree in architecture in 1983 from the University of British Columbia. She is best known for her architectural work in the area of sustainability and energy-efficient design. Coady completed 2 years of engineering and received a bachelor of fine arts prior to pursuing a master's degree in architecture.

Maura Gatensby, Architect AIBC CP

Lead Practice Advisor and Regulatory Liaison, Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)

Maura is an Architect AIBC, Certified Professional, and Lead Practice Advisor and Regulatory Liaison for the AIBC.



View the full listing of events sponsored and organized by other groups.
Contact Professional Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.430.8035
Toll-free: 1.888.430.8035
View our career listings or place an employment ad.
Presentations for Post-Secondary Students
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.412.4860
 
Presentations for High School Students
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.412.4892