Mass Timber Business Case Details Presented for the First Time at WoodWorks Wood Design Symposium

Press Release ( - WASHINGTON - Nov 05, 2020 - Next week’s symposium from the wood education leaders at WoodWorks will feature what has long represented a gap in mass timber construction — real information on real deals presented by developers of successful mass timber buildings.

Presented over two half days on Nov. 11 and 12, the symposium is a blend of the latest wood building design trends, such as mass timber, tall wood, and approaches like modular and passive house that can increase the value of multi-family buildings. Topics also include the potential of innovative wood buildings to improve forest health and wildfire resiliency, presented by experts in those fields.

Day 1 >  Getting Real with Mass Timber: Behind the Deals and Value Proposition 

·       KEYNOTE: From Pandemics to Wildfires, Sustainability and Resiliency in 2020 (and Beyond) – Billy Grayson, Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, Urban Land Institute 

·       Wildfire Resiliency & Timber Innovations – 4 expert speakers

·       Mass Timber Spec Offices: Developers Share Business Case on Real Deals – 4 expert speakers

+    Virtual Building Tours and project team Q&As:

Catalyst in Spokane, WA – 5-story CLT office building 

The Soto in San Antonio, TX – 6-story hybrid of DLT and glulam

Day 2 >  Trends in Multi-Family Design: Technical Details and Lessons Learned for Wood Structures 

·       KEYNOTE: Industrialized Construction and Lean Manufacturing – Where the Ecosystem Needs to Be – Amy Marks of Autodesk – The Queen of Prefab

·       Multi-Family Housing Markets, Trends and Innovations – 5 expert speakers

·       Meeting and Exceeding Code with Wood and Mass Timber: Applications and Interpretations – 3 expert speakers

+    Virtual Building Tours and project team Q&As:

One De Haro in San Francisco, CA – 4-story CLT office building

Railyard Flats in Sioux Falls, SD – 4-story hybrid of DLT and light wood-frame

Full agenda and registration details

Who should attend: Developers/building owners, architects, structural engineers, general contractors and anyone interested in the impacts and use of innovative wood building materials in the U.S.

Flexible cost:  $50/day ($40 without tours) or $80 for both days (with tours)

Get the knowledge, get the credits:  Up to 4.5 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs or PDH credits, or 0.45 ICC credits (per day)

Photo credit:  Catalyst – Spokane, WA; Katerra – MGA | Michael Green Architecture; © Ben Benschneider


Source : WoodWorks - The Wood Products Council Follow on Google News
Business Info :
WoodWorks, Wood Products Council
1101 K Street NW (Suite 700)
Washington , DC 20005


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