Course Description

This course will start with an update on the status of wood prices and supply, and other issues in the flow of products to the market, then will turn its focus on exploring other construction methodologies available, from ICF to panelized wall systems, and advanced framing techniques to steel frame for residential construction, to help mitigate building costs and product availability. 

A panel of speakers will provide different construction solutions to mitigate the high-cost of building with lumber, and use a “sweet sixteen” inspired wall assembly as a base to compare cost, construction/installation, product availability, performance and other  details across the different solutions. A great opportunity to learn more about building methodologies already available in our industry.


  • Dan Glavind, Regional Sales Manager - Western Canada, Dick's Lumber and Building Supplies
  • Nick Petrie, Chief Business Development Officer, DOS Design Group
  • Chris Hill, President, b collective
  • Douglas Bennion, Building Science and Code Compliance, Airfoam Industries
  • Viktor Timofeev, 8 Diamonds Steel Framing

Approved for 2.0 CPDs in Construction Technology
Note: If you have already taken this course, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: FortisBC
Patron Sponsor: BC Housing 

Dan Glavind, Dick's Lumber

Regional Sales Manager - Western Canada

Nick Petrie, DOS Design Group

Chief Business Development Officer

Chris Hill, b collective


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Before You Get Started

    • Agreement to HAVAN Academic Integrity Policy

    • Part 1

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3

    • Feedback

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment