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DIALOG and EllisDon Present the Hybrid Timber Floor System at “Hybrid Timber – Low Carbon and Long Spans” Session Hosted by WoodWorks

January 11, 2024

Join Craig Applegath, DIALOG partner and architect, Cameron Ritchie, DIALOG associate and structural engineer, Jordyn Tripp, DIALOG structural engineer, and EllisDon Directors of Construction Sciences, Vincent Davenport and Mark Gaglione, as they explore what it took to develop, test, and commercialize the Hybrid Timber Floor System in a technical session hosted by WoodWorks, on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at the Faculty Club, University of Toronto.

Event Details

Date:                       Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Time:                      8:30-11:30 a.m. ET
Location:               Faculty Club, University of Toronto – 41 Willcocks Street Wedgewood Room
Fee:                         Free

Click HERE to register for the event.

Hybrid Timber – Low Carbon and Long Spans

In 2021, EllisDon and DIALOG partnered on a large-scale research and development effort aimed at pushing the boundaries of mass timber construction and developing a low carbon, long span alternative to concrete and steel. The resulting Hybrid Timber Floor System (HTFS) combines cross laminated timber with post-tensioned concrete to unlock a 40-foot exposed timber span. The system is now in full scale prototype testing with patents pending in five countries.

In this technical session, Craig Applegath will share the origin story of the hybrid panel and Cameron Ritchie, Jordyn Tripp, Vincent Davenport, and Mark Gaglione will delve into what it took to develop, test, and commercialize this next-generation mass timber product.

About WoodWorks

WoodWorks is a Canadian Wood Council program, which is industry led and is intended to help increase the use of wood in non-residential, mid-rise and tall building markets in Canada. The initiative seeks to build proficiency in using wood through training, networking, and direct technical support.

Their goal is to increase the use of wood products in construction projects, and to showcase the manufacturing, design, and construction talent evident in both inspiring and practical examples of wood projects in Canada.