Robert J. Jonkman, P. Eng – Vice President, Codes and Engineering Canadian Wood Council – Building Science & Wood: A Balanced Design Approach

Air Date: 7-14-2023|Episode 705

This week we welcome Rob Jonkman, VP of Codes and Engineering at the Canadian Wood Council to discuss Building Science, Wood: A Balanced Design Approach. The Canadian wood industry is a huge driver of construction practices in the US and beyond. Lets learn more about how wood is part of a balanced design approach from someone that has been a mover in the area for years.

After completing a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Management degree at McMaster University in 1994, Robert worked for one year at a structural engineering consulting firm and over nine years as “Design and Engineering Supervisor” at a Canadian timber frame manufacturer. He joined the Canadian Wood Council in 2005, progressing to “Director, Codes and Standards -Structural Engineering” in 2014, and VP Codes Engineering in 2021. Robert has expertise in structural engineering, building science, and energy issues and is active in Codes and Standards development with the Canadian Home Builders, including:

  • Member – NBC SC Structural Design (Part 4)
  • Member – NBC SC Housing and Small Buildings (Part 9)
  • Secretary – TC responsible for CSA O86 “Engineering Design in Wood” Standard
  • Chair – ISO TC 165 mirror committee

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