Building Smart: The Economics of Building with Mass Timber - Part Two

Building Smart Event
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
9:00 am – 12:00 pm (PST)
Cost: $108

What are the costs to build a 7-12 storey multi-family building with mass timber in BC? How will these buildings meet BC Energy Step Code requirements?

Join us online for the answers to these questions with three industry specialists. Speakers will share highlights from their recent B.C. study on the economics of building with mass timber.

Part two of this webinar series focuses on energy modeling and cost analysis. It explains the methodology for mass timber estimating as well as a practical demonstration of the new online Mass timber + Energy Parametric Costing Tool from the Province of BC.

Early mass timber digital design development helps solve performance, cost, and schedule predictability. This provides comprehensive data for decision-making that is critical for estimating performance-based design and constructability as a system that is appropriate for off-site manufacturing.

Attend this webinar to learn design and construction techniques that can help you achieve high performance building targets while lowering overall costs. Attendees will also discover detailed energy and thermal component modelling to ensure BC Energy Step Code compliance.

This second session will be of special interest to architects, designers, manufacturers, cost estimators, construction managers and energy advisors.

This event is being held in collaboration with NRCan, CMHC, Forestry Innovation Investment and the Province of BC’s Office of Mass Timber Implementation.


Ken King, Manager, Hanscomb Quantity Surveyors

Ken has successfully delivered quantity surveying, project management, and development management services to public-private partnership transportation and building projects.

Ken has recently been involved in the New Vision Park Mass Timber Social Housing project in North Bay, ON and the Encapsulated Mass Timber Study with the National Research Council of Canada.

Eric Wood, Façade Specialist/Mass Timber Practice Lead, Morrison Hershfield Façade Engineering Group

A mass timber technical subject matter expert, Eric has spent the past several years overseeing the commercialization of mass timber and unitized building components for commercial, residential, and multi-family construction.

Eric has worked on several complex prefabricated mass timber projects including UBC Brock Commons and New Vision Park Mass Timber Social Housing project in North Bay, Ontario.

Ivan Lee, Component Modelling Team Lead, Morrison Hershfield

Ivan has experience evaluating thermal bridging and condensation risks in building assemblies to establish effective thermal performance of the building envelope for manufacturer products and systems, new construction, and low energy retrofit projects.

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Ivan also has experience in sustainable building design.

A green, circular logo that reads "Continual Professional Development, BC Housing Registrar Approved."

Completion of this course counts towards Continuing Professional Development

3 CPD Points - Construction Management