January 31, 2014
VIDEO: Leander A. Bathon at the 2014 International Wood Symposium
Leander A. Bathon is a Professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Hochschule RheinMain University, in Wiesbaden, Germany, and co-director of the Institute of Building Materials and Structures at HS-RM University.
Bathon spoke to attendees at the recent 2014 International Wood Symposium in Vancouver with a talk entitled "Modern Timber Structures Have To Meet Time, Cost and Performance Expectations." Bathon was also able to speak to the Journal of Commerce about the many ways timber products are integrating with other materials to create more efficient and resilient wood structures.
Bathon also explained that fear of heightened fire damage with wood buildings is actually misplaced, as new and composite materials drastically reduce the chances of fire causing serious damage to a structure.
He also pointed to combinations of wood and steel, wood and concrete and differing wood materials used together as a way to increase efficiency and drive costs to the point where wood is competitive with other materials for construction.
"Unlocking Canada's Potential" will be the theme of this year's 96th annual Canadian Conference Association (CCA), where delegates are encouraged to look for opportunities beyond their borders.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association presented "The Young Guns: Gen Y and their role in the future of construction" as the keynote construction panel at Buildex Vancouver on Feb. 19.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of March 10th, 2014.
Rich Coleman, the deputy premier of British Columbia and the minister for energy and mines was one of the keynote speakers at the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association annual CEO Breakfast held at Buildex Vancouver 2014 on Feb. 19.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of March 3rd, 2014.