This full-time, four-week (twenty days) Mass Timber course is an in-depth training program focusing on building with mass timber. The course is comprised of several components. There is an in-class component focusing on the characteristics of wood and on the forces applied (sheer, compression, and tension). The advantages of using wood are also explored with a focus of sustainable building materials, carbon sequestering, fire resistance because of charring, and other unique characteristics of this material. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue Laminated Timber, Nail Laminated Timber, as well as other building options, are introduced and discussed. Screws and fasteners are also studied, including the understanding of ductility, and determining fastener selection and placement from the drawings of the CLT modules. The safe and effective use of various timber framing tools is also covered (i.e. large chisels, slicks, chainsaws, beam saws, chain Mortimer, large hand power planes and boring jigs as they apply to Mass Timber building.)
The Rigging/Signaling component comprises five days of the course and is also hands-on, working with a mobile crane and operator. Students will use their rigging/signaling skills to construct four full scale mass timber models using CLT and Glulam components.
This course and all associated written learning materials and examinations are available in English only. If you need help with translation, reading, or writing, you may ask a friend or family member (who is not registered to attend the class) to assist you. If you require translation and/or literacy support, and you do not have anyone to assist you, please contact the office at least 48 hours prior to the start of the course.
Commercial Door and Hardware
Pen & Paper, PPE (Safety Boots, Hard Hat, Safety Glasses). To avoid forfeiting your seat, course deposits must be paid 72 hours prior to the start date of the course.
Deposit Requirements: This is a high demand course. “No Shows” will not be tolerated for any reason. Individuals who fail to attend this class will forfeit their $100.00 course deposit (re: a refund WILL NOT be issued). If you are unable to attend your scheduled class, please cancel your enrollment THREE BUSINESS DAYS prior to the start date of the class. Thanks.
Location: : 420 Rowntree Dairy Road.
Course Fee: $100.00
*Note: You must have completed Intermediate Carpentry (General Carpenter Phase II), hold a valid Power Elevated Work Platforms ticket (issued by the CCAT), and be at least a 3rd term apprentice (or higher) to take this course. 1st and 2nd term apprentices who wish to take this class must present a letter of request from their current employer to the CCAT’s Program Director, Tony Currie (firstname.lastname@example.org), for approval.