As tall wood buildings continue to see success worldwide, many U.S. architects are considering how to leverage wood's sustainability and other advantages through their own tall wood designs.
Intended as a practical overview for those interested in pursuing wood's potential, this presentation will cover the "who, what, when and where" of mass timber buildings.
Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, existing tall wood projects will be used to illustrate mass timber and hybrid components, high-rise structural design concepts, and lessons learned regarding cost and schedule. Topics will also include building code avenues for alternate designs, and available resources and support.
Speaker: Janelle Leafblad, PE, West Coast Central Regional Director, WoodWorks
Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits and 2 GBCI continuing education hours.