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Canadian Wood Council Live Webinar Series | Wood Webinar Wednesdays

Design Guide for Timber-Concrete Composite Floors Presented By Samuel C. Auclair, FPInnovations
Wed, July 8, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

As part of its work related to wooden buildings, FPInnovations recently published a comprehensive technical Guide for designing timber-concrete composite floors in Canada. This construction technique could be an economically profitable solution for longer-span floors since the mechanical properties of the two materials are complementary. In this webinar, attendees will get an overview of the recently published guide, which contains  illustrations and formulas to help the user in the design phase. We will also explore connection systems, ultimate and service limit states, vibratory performance of the floor and fire resistance.

Register for the webinar here.

Canadian Wood Council |Earn Free Continuing Education Credits Online

Wood Works! E-Learning Center

The Wood WORKS! eLearning Centre provides the most current information on the new generation of wood materials, designs and applications in construction. The eLearning Centre is divided into two sections: Professional Development Courses for Professionals wishing CEU credits and the Open Learning Repository for Students and Educators.

For more information and to register click here.


A View of the Market: Homeownership & Financial Fitness (Wednesday, June 24th 11am – 12pm EDT)

A Pre- & Mid-COVID Perspective With Kiki Sauriol-Roode – VP; Business Development, Genworth & Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO

Join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee and Kiki Sauriol-Roode, VP of Business Development for Genworth Canada, as they discuss a view of the residential homeownership market and recent announcements in the mortgage insurance industry. Genworth Canada will be sharing the results of their recent Homeownership and Financial Fitness Study, done in partnership with Environics, which is particularly relevant given today’s unusual economic and financial circumstances. The data from Genworth’s survey provides a comprehensive look at Canadians’ view on homeownership and their own financial fitness. The study takes into account both pre COVID-19 and mid COVID-19 data, which can be used to help shape some of the conversations you’re having with your customers, and provides a balanced outlook on future homebuying trends.

Members Only: Click here to watch the recorded webinar and review the slide deck.

Pre-Recorded Webinar: COVID-19: Are your worksites infection-control ready? 

Get Certified with Federated Insurance 

As provinces across Canada have started to reopen the economy, infection control has become a priority for all businesses. For those in construction, this can be especially challenging. With multiple contractors, trades and sub-trades often working on site at the same time, a well-designed infection control protocol becomes even more important for the health and safety of workers.

To help you better understand COVID-19 exposures and worksite infection control best practices, Federated Insurance has partnered with VOHS Consulting Group, experts in occupational health and safety, to provide you free access to a risk management training program specifically designed for the construction industry

How it works:
View a 30-minute self-training module on demand
Answer the quiz accurately
Be certified by receiving an e-certificate

Members Only: You must be logged in to view the registration link.

NAIMA Canada |Free Insulation Training Course

The Insulation Training Course has been prepared in partnership with NAIMA Canada, the Canadian Home Builders Association, Natural Resources Canada,, other industry partners, and insulation manufacturers. The course focuses on industry recommended practices for professionals who want to elevate their business and get ahead of their competition. It is available for free and is completely online. Please note that this course is available to Ontario installers only. 

Register for the course here.

Owens Corning |Owens Corning Building Solutions

Informative YouTube Series

Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable.

Click here to check out some of these quick ‘how-to’ and best practices videos to assist you in planning your next project.