Team Ontario recently competed in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in October 2013 -
Mohamad Zeitoun, a structural engineer at McIntosh Perry, said it was the first time the firm had undertaken such a project. He said although McIntosh Perry has previously completed numerous timber structures, this was the inaugural time for this specific type. “This was the first one we designed where the timber frame itself was designed to be completely self-
The structure was involved in competition this fall when the U.S. Department of Energy hosts 19 post-
That’s where McIntosh Perry comes in. The multi-
Another aspect the McIntosh Perry team considered was making the structure easy to assemble, take down and re-
“The structure had to be designed in such a way that it could be built and disassembled numerous times,” Zeitoun said, noting the connections had to be structured accordingly, to allow for rapid assembly and take down.
In addition, the structure had to adhere to the building code in Irvine, California, where the competition is being staged, as well as the Ontario building code. Once the competition is over, the structure is being brought back to this province and re-
Key Team members from McIntosh Perry included Scott Shillinglaw, Mohamad Zeitoun and David Whynot.
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