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September Breakfast Session - Mass Timber Solutions

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St.
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Join us on Thursday, September 28th, for a panel discussion on Mass Timber Trends in Construction hosted by the British Columbia Construction Roundtable. The event will feature presentations from Lucas Epp, Vice President and Head of Engineering at StructureCraft, Greg Shea, Vice President, Health Infrastructure and Development from the First Nations Health Authority and Helen Goodland, head of research and innovation of Scius Advisory.

Lucas Epp, P.Eng., PE  - VP at StructureCraft Builders Inc. Lucas is a structural engineer with significant experience designing and building mass timber buildings across North America and Asia, which have received national and international recognition, including recent top awards from the NCSEA and IStructE.  Lucas is a leader in timber engineering and computational design, and his work deeply focuses on implementing efficient, sustainable structures through a computational and creative design approach.  Lucas has lectured widely and has taught at the Architectural Association, ETH, Imperial College, and the University of British Columbia.  He is involved in several code committees and is an author of WoodWorks’ recently published Mass Timber Floor Vibration Guide. 

Greg Shea, BSc, MBA - Greg is a Vice President at the First Nations Health Authority responsible for health infrastructure and development, which includes the construction and maintenance of health facilities in BC First Nation communities and FNHA office accommodations.  

He has over 25 years of management experience serving health and wellness organizations in British Columbia.  Greg has worked in or with the public, private and non-profit sectors and with all levels of government in multiple jurisdictions across Canada.  He has leadership experience in construction, facilities management, risk management, organizational governance, human resources, quality management and performance improvement.  

Greg is on the Board of Directors of Coast Mental Health, which for 50 years has provided housing, programs and services to people living with mental illness in the Metro Vancouver area.

He is of Mi’kmaq ancestry and a member of the Qalipu First Nation.  

Helen Goodland, MA - Helen is the principal and head of research and innovation of Scius Advisory and an architect registered in the UK. Scius is a research and consulting firm specializing in transformative solutions for the real estate and construction industries. Helen serves on the Board of Directors of Building Transformations (formerly CanBIM) and the University of Victoria's Green Civil Engineering Advisory Board. She is part of a multi-disciplinary team convened by SFU Renewable Cities to develop policy solutions for BC's emerging mass timber economy.

Facilitator for this event is Mehrdad Jahangiri, P.Eng. Mehrdad is a Partner at ASPECT Structural Engineers. He has over three decades of international experience on notable, architecturally challenging commercial, educational, recreational and residential projects. He has sound knowledge of building physics and sustainable design concepts, allowing him to actively engage in sustainable design challenges and solutions. He has led significant mass timber projects from concept to completion. Mehrdad is internationally recognized for his innovative approach and consulting with North American and international architects. He understands the challenge of creating carefully detailed yet efficient structural designs and provides unparalleled service to all his clients.

Thank you to Ram Consulting for sponsoring this event:

RAM Consulting

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