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Building with Mass Timber at BCIT (Free Webinar)

October 19, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm PDT

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment Sustainability Speaker Series presents

Building with Mass Timber at BCIT

Speaker: Morgan McDonald, Ledcor Construction

Ledcor is the construction manager for BCIT’s Tall Timber Student Housing project, a new 12-storey student residence that will add more than 460 beds to the Burnaby campus. This is the first investment in new student housing at BCIT in 38 years. In addition to the innovative mass timber design, the project is also targeting Step 4 of the BC Energy Step Code. Ledcor has a long history of collaborating with owners, consultants, and trades to deliver high performance buildings that meet ever-higher sustainability standards. In this presentation, we’ll learn about this project from the contractor’s perspective, as well as related projects and recent market trends involving mass timber, low carbon, and other sustainability outcomes.


Morgan McDonald, Director of Operations, Ledcor Renew 

Morgan works on high performance buildings and innovation with Ledcor Construction. He leads Ledcor Renew, which supports commercial and institutional building owners in understanding the financial and technical feasibility of high performance projects for both new construction and retrofit. He also heads up Ledcor Construction’s Innovation Lab. Morgan has a background in renewable energy, carbon finance, and sustainability education. He was a founding director of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, and he currently volunteers with Living Future Vancouver, the Canada Green Building Council, and as a board member with QUEST Canada. Morgan has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.  


The webinar link will be sent prior to the presentation.


October 19, 2021
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm PDT
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