Construction Solutions to Mitigate the Cost of Lumber (Builders’ Breakfast Webinar: June 2021)

Event date: June 24, 2021
Showtime: 7:30am - 9:30am
Location: Online (when you register, you will be sent the webinar link)
2 CPD Credits

This month’s Builders’ Breakfast Series (BBS) webinar will feature a panel of speakers, bringing together a wide cross-section of building methodologies for consideration in your upcoming projects. Starting with updates on the status of wood prices and supply, and other issues in the flow of products to the market, the speakers will focus on detailing construction methods currently available, from ICF to panelized wall systems, and advanced framing techniques to steel frame for residential construction.

A ‘sweet sixteen’-inspired wall assembly will be used 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 strategies already available in our industry as lumber prices are at all-time highs and product availability is challenging.

Registration closes Wednesday, June 23 at 3:00 pm



  • Dan Glavind, Regional Sales Manager – Western Canada, Dick’s Lumber and Building Supplies

  • Nick Petrie, co-founder, Chief Business Development Officer, and Managing Director, DOS Design Group

    Nick Petrie is one of the Owners and founding Principals of DOS Design Group, a Part 9 Building Design Firm, started in 2014, now with an Interior Design division and a Permitting division. DOS designs around 100 projects each year and focuses on projects that are constructed or renovated to be better than Code minimum, the majority of our projects are at Step 3 or higher of Building Code including a number of Step 5 and one Passive House project.


    Nick graduated from UBC in their Project Management Program in 2010, studied Passive House Design in 2018, attained a Level 2 designation in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in 2019, and over the years has taken numerous courses in Construction techniques and best practices.


    Nick currently sits on the Advisory Design Panel for the City of North Vancouver, sits on multiple councils and committees for the HAVAN and is regularly called to advise the City of Vancouver, and the Province (in conjunction with other Municipalities) on existing or upcoming policies, regulation changes as well as provide input on long-range planning.



  • Chris Hill, President, B Collective Homes Inc.

    Chris is the President of B Collective Homes, a Vancouver based residential construction company, he is a Certified Professional Accountant, (CPA, CMA), Master Resident Builder (CHBA), Passive House Tradesperson and Passive House Canada Board Member.

    With a passion for construction, specifically innovation and disruption that provides healthy sustainable living environments, Chris is committed to promoting and building high performance projects.

    For more information on Chris and his company, please visit B Collective Homes Inc.

  • Douglas Bennion, Building Science and Code Compliance, Airfoam Industries

    With his ICF construction, testing and training experience, Douglas Bennion demonstrates both the tried and true techniques as well as the latest developments in ICFs to builders around the world. He brings with him: • 40 years experience in concrete construction • Currently serves as the Building Science and Code Compliance specialist for an international group of EPS building products manufacturers. • Serves multiple technical committees on ICF related matters • He has conducted hundreds of classroom and on-site trainings with builders. • Douglas is a featured speaker at concrete industry forums and teaches accredited continuing education courses to architects and engineers. • He has been appointed as an advisor to regional and national committees, for formulation of material standards and building codes regarding ICFs.

  • Viktor Timofeev, President, 8 Diamonds Steel Framing Ltd.

    Viktor began his professional construction career in Ukraine as an ironworker / steel structures assembler and progressed through several positions to president of company. After settling in Canada in 1996, Viktor began gaining experience as a carpenter that prompted him to start his own construction business.

    The hundreds of projects that he successfully completed not only earned him recognition among his peers and clients, but also provided him with a thorough and in-depth knowledge of the industry as well as construction techniques.

    His solid experience and vision of the future of construction, have prompted him to launch 8 Diamonds Steel Framing Ltd, a company dedicated to providing an innovative construction solution through the design, manufacture, and installation of light gauge cold-formed steel structures for residential, commercial, and institutional projects.

  • Alexandra Baczek, Associate, Steven Baczek Architect

    Alexandra Baczek is an associate at Steven Baczek Architect in New England. She is a graduate with a Master of Architecture, from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Currently she works on custom residential projects that exhibit high levels of energy efficiency, durability, health, comfort, and environmental responsibility. She has recently started contributing to Green Building Advisor’s Energy-Smart Details blog.

  • Mark Willie, Director of Building Experiences, US Engineered Wood Tstud

    Mark Wille is the director of building experiences for US Engineered Wood Tstud. He is the remaining founder of BuildSmartChicago, which has evolved into an offsite ministry of education focused on Passive House and building science consulting teams. Mark serves on a number of boards including Carbon Free 2050, Passive House Alliance, Illinois Green Alliance, Tiny House Alliance USA, Habitat for Humanity Construction Committee, I.G.A. GreenBuilt Home Tour, Legacy Committee of GreenBuild 2018, and Rebuilding Exchange. He is active in the building science community and has retrofitted several residences of varying certifications. His free time is shared withPassive House Accelerator,  Building Science #BS Friday Live, and Tstud™ Radio.