Major Wood Construction Complements Hospital Design

Événement passé

The presentation will describe the challenges and strategies employed to engage significant wood construction in one of the most untraditional applications … major hospital work.

A unique mist fire suppression system used at the Credit Valley Hospital project was the first application of this technique in North America, and satisfied the demanding regulations associated with such an occupancy constructed with wood.
Examples of quite different approaches to structure at recent projects at Thunder Bay, Toronto, North Bay and Tobago will demonstrate the manner in which Canadian engineers and architects have been able to take advantage of efficient wood designs and at the same time contribute a calming and what has been described as a therapeutic environment.


Les Ingénieurs en structure de Montréal souhaite la bienvenue à tous. L’entrée est libre. Si vous désirez recevoir un avis électronique des prochaines réunions, envoyez un courriel à Sylvie Boulanger.

Cette présentation se tiendra en anglais.

Conférencier pour cet événement

Gary C. Williams
Gary C. Williams PresidentTimber Systems Limited

Gary Williams completed his engineering education in Australia in 1964. After several years of experience working with manufacturers in Montreal and Toronto, he founded Timber Systems Limited in 1980. Last year alone saw Gary bring his lively presentations to conferences in Chile, Czech Republic, Brazil and New Zealand. His roles as Chair of the Technical Committee of the Canadian Wood Design Standard, CSA O86, and as a principal author of the Canadian Wood Design Manual allow authoritative comment on current wood design matters.

He has been recognized by the Ontario Woodworks Awards and by the Canadian Wood Council for outstanding contributions.