Now in its fifth year running, TimberFever is a design-build competition presented by Moses Structural Engineers. We bring architecture and civil engineering students from universities across Canada together to build a life-size structure out of wood.
Our mission is to create collaboration between students of architecture and engineering, while developing design, construction and communication skills that will be invaluable to their future careers.
TimberFever was inspired by the Defi Cecobois competition held annually by Cecobois in Quebec. Nous vous remercions, Cecobois, de nous inspirer!
“We are passionate about
designing and building with
wood, and we want to share all
the positive attributes of this
wonderful material with the
next generation of designers.”
Moses Structural Engineers
Moses Structural Engineers is an award winning structural engineering firm providing custom design work using wood, steel, concrete, masonry and a variety of other materials. They are pioneers in new types of construction methods and designed the first five CLT buildings in Ontario.
In 2014 TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park received the “Institutional-Commercial Wood Design Award” from Ontario Wood WORKS! The Grotto Sauna received several awards including the 2014 “Ontario Wood Award” from Ontario Wood WORKS! It was also the “Popular Choice Winner” in the 2015 Architizer A+ Awards.
Through research, development and education, Moses Structural Engineers strives to elevate the quality of design and innovation in the field, and has become an industry leader by doing so. Moses Structural Engineers has partnerships with a few major Canadian universities and research institutions. Its latest collaboration is the TimberFever Design-Build Challenge with Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. The competition first took place in 2015, and due to an overwhelming response, we have turned this into an annual competition and expanded to include other universities across Canada.
“Now I know I can cut something by hand, that’s what I’m taking away from this.”
“Helping to plan TimberFever was a great experience. I connected with other students and industry professionals, and now I'm really looking forward to seeing all the designs that participants will come up with!"