The Mass Timber Institute (MTI) has assembled an expert panel at The Buildings Show (Construct Canada) that is part of a ‘suite’ of sessions at this year’s show focusing on mass timber.

Rather than simply promoting mass timber, MTI decided to deliver greater value by referencing other forms of construction.

Designers, consultants, constructors, owners, and developers all face the question of selecting the best building system(s) for their projects.

The MTI panel responds to the question: Mass Timber, Concrete, or Steel: What’s the Best Option for Your Project?

The panel will discuss key factors to consider in making building system decisions such as price, schedule, availability, sustainability, design quality, and character, durability, and safety. The panel will share their experiences with each option to support a strategy for the most informed analysis thereby producing the greatest benefit to owners, users, visitors, and the broader community. Ongoing research and development are leading to continuing advances in every building technology; the panel will discuss how this can best influence these material selection decisions.

The construction industry has been challenged by evolving building practices and technologies, collaboration,

client expectations, a shrinking workforce, legal and regulatory changes, new building and sustainability

codes, smart buildings and cities, and more.

Check out the 150 sessions including “Mass Timber, Concrete, or Steel: What’s the Best Option for Your

Project?”. The Mass Timber Institute has assembled a panel of experts who will be discussing factors to

consider in the choice between mass timber and the more ‘traditional’ methods of construction with an

emphasis on a hybrid approach in the design process.

Sessions are selling out so reserve your seat today! Select seminars are approved for OAA, OBEC, ARIDO

and IDCEC.

International Architectural Roundtable:

Mass Timber: Provocative Possibilities of

Inventive Design with Wood

SS101 | Wed. Dec. 4 | 8 am – 10 am

Join us at the International Architectural Roundtable

to learn how mass timber is transforming

architectural design and creating beautiful, versatile


Wednesday, December 4

Building Enclosures for Tall Timber


WS132 | Wed. Dec. 4 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the importance of construction moisture

management and speed of the building enclosure

through design and construction.

Mass Timber, Concrete, or Steel: What’s

the Best Option for Your Project?

WS112 | Wed. Dec. 4 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Delve into key factors to consider in making building

system decisions such as price, sustainability,

design quality, durability, and safety.

Lessons Learned: Designing and

Building with Wood

WN122 | Wed. Dec. 4 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Mass timber construction defies convention by

taking the best of a centuries-old typology and

adapting it to our 21st century need.

Thursday, December 5

Encapsulated Mass Timber: National

Building Code Changes for 2020

TS109 | Thurs. Dec. 5 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The concept of encapsulated mass timber

construction will provide details of acceptable

solutions recommended to be included in the NBC

and NFC set to be published in 2020.

The Lifecycle Cost of Cladding: First

Costs, Thermal Performance, Operation

and Maintenance

TS137 | Thurs. Dec. 5 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The first comparison is between EIFS, brick veneer,

and cement fibre board for an archetype 6-storey

wood frame residential building.


For complete information on these sessions and how to attend, visit the show’s website

For more information on the Mass Timber Institute