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CSCE Nooner – Designing Mass Timber Schools in Calgary

February 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-6


Join us for our February Nooner! Reid Costley from ISL will be presenting on two Calgary schools designed with heavy timber and cross-laminated timber. Lunch starts at 12:00 pm, with presentation to follow at 12:30 pm.

Presentation Summary

Two schools located in the Calgary neighborhoods of McKenzie Towne and New Brighton for the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) are the CBE’s first use of Heavy Timber and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). With a total gross floor area of 8181 square meters per school, these two-storey structures, were designed from start to tender in 64 days and came back from the marketplace a total of $3M under budget.

The opportunities and challenges of a new type of school construction as well as a tight design timeline will be discussed. Design and construction triumphs and, just as importantly, lessons learned, will be discussed. The presentation will leave the attendees with an understanding of Heavy Timber and CLT, the need to recognise limitations, why it is important to identify the need for early involvement and will help the attendees to apply concepts to future projects

Speaker Biography

Reid Costley, P.Eng., Buildings Discipline Manager

As the Buildings Discipline Manager for ISL, Reid is responsible for leading and managing ISL’s Buildings group in the delivery of building projects for public and private sector clients. His responsibilities include providing QA/QC review of design and related deliverables, providing technical leadership and supporting business development with prospective clients. Reid is a professional engineer specializing in structures, building evaluations and building science. He has over 30 years of experience in the consulting engineering industry, with his own firm and other well-known engineering companies. Prior to joining ISL in 2012, Reid was a principal and Calgary Operations Manager of Cascade Engineering Group and managed that company’s growth from a single office in Canmore to other offices in Calgary; Fernie, BC; and Hanoi, Vietnam.



February 7, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
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