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The Big Buzz on Tall Wood

GBCI: 0920014499

As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate worldwide, many U.S. architects are considering how to leverage wood’s sustainability and other advantages through their own tall wood designs.
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Published on: September 26, 2017

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As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate 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.

Objectives

  1. Review the historical context for tall timber structures, and consider the construction and sustainability motivators driving modern examples.
  2. Discover the variety of structural components used in mass timber and hybrid projects and, through a series of studies, learned how they can be assembled in to systems that address real architectural and structural design constraints.
  3. Based on surveys done on built projects, understand what lessons have been learned and potential impacts to cost and schedule.
  4. Realize the construction and sustainability motivators for pursuit of tall wood structures and become familiar with available design guidance and research.
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USGBC Nevada
Carson City, NV
United States

Leaders

Janelle Leafblad, P.E., WoodWorks™ – Wood Products Council
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