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NEWBuildS Symposium 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (May 28, 2015)

Dr. Y. H. Chui, Scientific Director, NEWBuildS
Overview of Impacts of NEWBuildS

Mr. Erol Karacabeyli, Research Manager, FPInnovations
Mr. Conroy Lum, Research Leader, FPInnovations
Technical Guide for the Design & Construction of Tall Wood Buildings in Canada

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Mr. Mark Taylor, Vice President, PCL Permanent Modular Construction
Reaching for the skies – the challenges and opportunities of constructing tall buildings, a builder’s perspective

Session I:
Dr. Frank Lam, Sylvia Ma, Jingjing Liu, University of British Columbia
Energy Dissipation Elements in Lateral Load Resistance of CLT Building
Dr. Marjan Popovski, FPInnovations
Seismic Performance and Design of CLT Structures

Dr. Alex Salenikovichi, Shawan Kennedy, Université Laval
Dr. Ian Smith, Masoud Sadeghi, Tom Joyce, University of New Brunswick
Dr. Mohammad, FPInnovations
Development of Design Values and Provisions for Connections in CLT

Dr. Dr. Terje Haukaas, University of British Columbia
Dr. Chun Ni, FPInnovations
Design for Diaphragm Action

Session II:
Dr. Mike Bartlett, Dr. Hanping Hong, Patricia Wilbur, Steven Yang, Western University
Hybrid Concrete Timber Construction
Dr. Zhiyong Chen, University of New Brunswick
Seismic Design of Hybrid Timber Building Systems

Dr. Solomon Tesfamariam, University of British Columbia – Okanagan
Dr. Thomas Tannert, University of British Columbia
Wood-Steel Hybrid-Buildings Past, Present and Future

Dr. Xiao Li, Carleton University
Dr. Steve Craft, CHM Fire Consultants Ltd.
Fire risk modeling of 6‐ and 12‐storey wood buildings

Dr. Noureddine Benichou, Research Council Canada
Christian Dagenais, FPInnovations
Performance of CLT Assemblies in Fire

Session III:
Dr. Hua Ge, Concordia University
Dr. Jieying Wang, FPInnovations
Wind‐driven rain load on mid‐rise and high-rise buildings

Dr John Straube, Trevor Trainor, Rob Lepage, University of Waterloo
Dr. Dr Hua Ge, Concordia University
Mike Fox, Ruth McClung Ryerson University
Durable, Energy-efficient Wood Enclosure Walls
Dr.Haitao Yu, Landmark Group of Builders
Dr. Mohamed Al-Hussein, University of Alberta
Energy Efficient Wall for Mid-Rise Wood Frame Buildings : Challenges and Prospects

World Conference on Timber Engineering 2014, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (August 11 – 14, 2014)

Ebenezer Ussher, Alanna Erdle, Dr. Andi Asiz, Dr. Ian Smith
ENHANCING DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSTRUCTURES USING SUPPLEMENTARY DAMPING
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Ebenezer Ussher, Masoud Sadeghi, Dr. Jan Weckendorf, Dr. Ian Smith, University of New Brunswick
VIBRATION SERVICEABILITY DESIGN ANALYSIS OF CROSS-LAMINATED-TIMBER FLOOR SYSTEMS
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Ghazanfarah Hafeez, Dr. Ghasan Doudak, Dr. Ghyslaine McClure
EFFECT OF NON-STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS ON THE NATURAL PERIOD OF WOOD LIGHT-FRAME BUILDINGS
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Jan Niederwestberg1, Dr. Ying H. Chui
CHARACTERIZING INFLUENCE OF LAMINATE CHARACTERISTICS ON ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER
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Jan Niederwestberg, Jianhui Zhou, Dr. Ying-Hei Chui
INFLUENCE OF BOUNDARY CONDITIONS IN MODAL TESTING ON EVALUATED ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF TIMBER PANELS
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Jianhui Zhou, Dr. Ying Hei Chui
EFFICIENT MEASUREMENT OF ELASTIC CONSTANTS OF CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER USING MODAL TESTING
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Jingjing Liu, Dr. Frank Lam
NUMERICAL SIMULATION FOR THE SEISMIC BEHAVIOUR OF MID-RISE CLT SHEAR WALLS WITH COUPLING BEAMS
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Johannes Schneider, Xiaoyue Zhang, Dr. Thomas Tannert, Dr. Marjan Popovski, Erol Karacabeyli, Dr. Siegfried F. Stiemer, Dr. Solomon Tesfamariam
NOVEL STEEL TUBE CONNECTION FOR HYBRID SYSTEMS
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Lina Zhou, Dr. Ying-Hei Chui, Dr. Chun Ni
SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF MID-RISE LIGHT WOOD FRAME BUILDING CONNECTED TO A STIFF CORE
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Lina Zhou, Dr. Ying-Hei Chui, Dr. Chun Ni
HYBRID WOOD-MASONRY WALL TEST AND VERIFICATION OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL MODELLING APPROACH
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Masoud Sadeghi, Dr. Ian Smith
EDGE CONNECTIONS FOR CLT PLATES: IN-PLANE SHEAR TESTS ON HALF-LAPPED AND SINGLE-SPLINE JOINTS
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Matiyas A. Bezabeh, Dr. Solomon Tesfamariam, Dr. Siegfried F. Stiemer
EQUIVALENT VISCOUS DAMPING FOR CLT INFILLED STEEL MOMENT FRAME STRUCTURES
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Michael Fairhurst, Xiaoyue Zhang, Dr. Thomas Tannert
NONLINEAR DYNAMIC ANALYSES OF NOVEL TIMBER-STEEL HYBRID SYSTEM
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Dr. Minghao Li, Dr. Frank Lam, Yuan Li
EVALUATING ROLLING SHEAR STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER BY TORSIONAL SHEAR TESTS AND BENDING TESTS
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Pooja Bhat, Riasat Azim, Dr. Marjan Popovski, Dr. Thomas Tannert
EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF NOVEL STEEL-TIMBER-HYBRID SYSTEM
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Qin-Yi Zhou, Dr. Meng Gong, Dr. Ying-Hei Chui, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad
EFFECT OF GROWTH RING ORIENTATION ON THE ROLLING SHEAR PROPERTIES OF WOODEN CROSS LAYER UNDER TWO-PLATE SHEAR TEST
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Saúl A. Hernández Maldonado, Dr. Ying-Hei Chui
EFFECT OF END SUPPORT CONDITIONS ON THE VIBRATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER FLOORS
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Sepideh Ashtari, Dr. Terje Haukaas, Dr. Frank Lam
IN-PLANE STIFFNESS OF CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER FLOORS
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Shawn Kennedy, Dr. Alexander Salenikovich, Dr. Williams Munoz, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad
DESIGN EQUATIONS FOR DOWEL EMBEDMENT STRENGTH AND WITHDRAWAL RESISTANCE FOR THREADED FASTENERS IN CLT
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Shawn Kennedy, Dr. Alexander Salenikovich, Dr. Williams Munoz, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad
DESIGN EQUATION FOR WITHDRAWAL RESISTANCE OF THREADED FASTENERS IN THE CANADIAN TIMBER DESIGN CODE
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Shawn Kennedy, Dr. Alexander Salenikovich, Dr. Williams Munoz, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad, Dr. Derek Sattler
DESIGN EQUATIONS FOR EMBEDMENT STRENGTH OF WOOD FOR THREADED FASTENERS IN THE CANADIAN TIMBER DESIGN CODE
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Sylvie Alain, Caroline Frenette, Dr. Robert Beauregard
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF INNOVATIVE WOOD BUILDING SYSTEMS USING LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT
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Yuan Li, Dr. Frank Lam, Dr. Minghao Li, Dr. Ricardo Foschi
DURATION-OF-LOAD EFFECT ON THE ROLLING SHEAR STRENGTH OF CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER: DURATION-OF-LOAD TESTS AND DAMAGE ACCUMULATION MODEL
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Dr. Zhiyong Chen, Alex Nott, Dr. Ying H. Chui, Dr. Ghasan Doudak, Dr. Chun Ni, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad
EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF GWB TO THE LATERAL PERFORMANCE OF WOOD SHEARWALLS
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Dr. Zhiyong Chen, Dr. Ying H. Chui, Dr. Ghasan Doudak, Dr. Chun Ni, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad
SIMULATION OF THE LATERAL DRIFT OF MULTI-STOREY LIGHT WOOD FRAME BUILDINGS BASED ON A MODIFIED MACRO-ELEMENT MODEL
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Dr. Zhiyong Chen, Dr. Ying H. Chui, Dr. Ghasan Doudak
AN APPROACH FOR ESTIMATING SEISMIC FORCE MODIFICATION FACTOR OF HYBRID BUILDING SYSTEM
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Dr. Zhiyong Chen, Dr. Ying H. Chui, Dr. Ghasan Doudak, Dr. Chun Ni, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad
LOAD DISTRIBUTION IN LATERAL LOAD RESISTING ELEMENTS OF TIMBER STRUCTURES
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World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012, Auckland, New Zealand (July 15-19, 2012)

Jan Niederwestberg, Dr. Ying Hei Chui
Influence of Laminate Characteristics on Elastic Properties of Single Layer in Cross Laminated Timber (Poster)

Jan Niederwestberg, Dr. Ying Hei Chui
CHARACTERIZING INFLUENCE OF LAMINATE CHARACTERISTICS ON ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF SINGLE LAYER IN CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER (Paper)

Dr. Jan Weckendorf, Dr. Ian Smith
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL INTERFACE CONCEPT FOR HIGHRISE HYBRID BUILDING SYSTEMS WITH STRUCTURAL TIMBER

Dr. Jan Weckendorf, Dr. Ian Smith
DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SHALLOW FLOORS WITH CROSS-LAMINATED-TIMBER SPINES (Paper)

Carla Dickof, Dr. Siegfried F. Stiemer, Dr. Solomon Tesfamariam
Hybrid Wood and Steel System: Overstrength and Ductility (Presentation)

C. Dickof, Dr. S.F. Stiemer, Dr. S. Tesfamariam
WOOD-STEEL HYBRID SEISMIC FORCE RESISTING SYSTEMS: SEISMIC DUCTILITY (Paper)

Johannes Schneider, Dr. Siegfried F. Stiemer, Dr. Solomon Tesfamariam, Erol Karacabeyli, Dr. Marjan Popovski
DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER CONNECTIONS SUBJECTED TO SIMULATED EARTHQUAKE LOADS (Paper)
DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER CONNECTIONS SUBJECTED TO SIMULATED EARTHQUAKE LOADS (Presentation)

Lina Zhou, Dr. Zhiyong Chen, Dr. Ying Hei Chui, Dr. Chun Ni, Dr. Andi Asiz
SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF MID-RISE LIGHT WOOD FRAME STRUCTURE CONNECTED WITH REINFORCED MASONRY CORE (Paper)

Henry Meleki1, Dr. Ian Smith, Dr. Andi Asiz
MOISTURE INDUCED DEFORMATIONS IN GLULAM MEMBERS – EXPERIMENTS AND 3-D FINITE ELEMENT MODEL (Paper)

Henry Meleki Kiwelu1, Dr. Ian Smith, Dr. Andi Asiz
Moisture Induced Deformations in Glulam Members – Experiments and 3D Finite Element Model (Poster)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Dr. Ghasan Doudak, Dr. Chun Ni, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad
PORTAL FRAME BRACING SYSTEMS USING FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER (FRP) IN LIGHT-WOOD FRAME BUILDINGS (Paper)

Dr. Chun Ni, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad, Abdullah Al Mamun, Dr. Ghasan Doudak
PERFORMANCE OF WOOD PORTAL FRAME SYSTEMS AS ALTERNATIVE BRACING SYSTEMS IN LIGHT WOODFRAME BUILDINGS (Paper)

Saúl A. Hernández Maldonado1, Dr. Ying-Hei Chui
VIBRATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER FLOORS (Paper)

3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, CSCE, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (June 6 – 9, 2012)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Dr. Ghasan Doudak, Dr. Chun Ni, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad
MIDPLY Portal Frame as Lateral Bracing System in Light-Frame Wood Buildings (Paper)

5th International Building Physics Conference, Kyoto, Japan (May 28 – 31, 2012)

Ruth McClung, Dr. John Straube, Dr. Hua Ge, Dr. Jieying Wang
Field Study of Hygrothermal Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber Wall Assemblies with Built-in Moisture (Paper)
Field Study of Hygrothermal Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber Wall Assemblies with Built-in Moisture (Presentation)

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) 2011 Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada (June 14 – 17, 2011)

Dr. Andi Asiz, Dr. Ying H. Chui, Dr. Ghasan Doudak
Seismic performance of multi-storey light wood frame buildings with hybrid bracing systems (Paper)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Dr. Ghasan Doudak, Dr. Chun Ni, Dr. Mohammad Mohammad, Dr. Y. H. Chui, Dr. Andi Asiz
Alternative Bracing Systems in Light-Wood Frame Buildings (Paper)

12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Hong Kong, China (Jan 26-28, 2011)

Dr. Andi Asiz, Dr. Ying H. Chui
Contribution of Plasterboard Finishes to Structural Performance of Multi-Storey Light Wood Frame Buildings (Presentation)

H. MELEKI, Dr. A.ASIZ, Dr. I. SMITH, S. GAGNONb, Dr. M. MOHAMMAD
Differential Movements in a Timber Multi-Storey Hybrid Building (Paper)