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

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

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Source: WoodWorks – The Wood Products Council