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The Evolution of Building Design: Mass Timber, Mid-Rise + Beyond

Date:
December 4 2018
Time:
9:30am-12:45pm
Venue:
Morton's Steakhouse - New Orleans
Cost:
$20
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Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

Onsite Check-in: 9:00 am
Seminar Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm
Lunch included in the price

The Evolution of Building Design: Mass Timber, Mid-Rise + Beyond– two courses:

Mid-Rise and Beyond: The Growing Landscape for Mid-Rise and Taller Wood Buildings

The use of wood-frame construction for mid-rise projects is innovative in its ability to achieve multiple, simultaneous objectives. Wood is a code-compliant solution to the issue of how to cost-effectively increase density while creating vibrant urban environments. A renewable resource, it can also help meet the sustainability requirements of even the most stringent green building rating systems, while offering the additional benefit of carbon sequestration.

The innovative use of wood is in fact changing the skyline. Increasingly, five- and six-story wood buildings are rising up among traditional concrete and steel shells as designers and developers embrace timber’s vast potential for lower costs, faster installation, and a significantly lighter carbon footprint. Through the use of case studies, this session will showcase recently completed projects that illustrate this trend. Topics will include current code allowances for mid-rise wood buildings, design strategies and environmental performance. Discussion will also touch on the international trend toward even taller wood buildings, made possible by emerging research and the development of advanced wood products and technologies.

Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and Design

Due to their high strength, dimensional stability and positive environmental performance, mass timber building products are quickly becoming materials of choice for sustainably-minded designers. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the variety of mass timber products available, including glue-laminated timber (glulam), cross laminated timber (CLT), nail laminated timber (NLT), heavy timber decking, and other engineered and composite systems. Applications for the use of these products under modern building codes will be discussed, and examples of their use in U.S. projects reviewed. Mass timber’s ability to act as both structure and exposed finish will also be highlighted, as will its performance as part of an assembly, considering design objectives related to structural performance, fire resistance, acoustics, and energy efficiency. Other topics will include detailing and construction best practices, lessons learned from completed projects and trends for the increased use of mass timber products in the future.

Speaker: Sherry Mundell, Regional Director, WoodWorks

Maggiano’s Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
214-360-0707

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Parking: Complimentary Parking

Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits.

Professional Development Certificates (AIA/CES and ICC) will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the event. Please print a copy for your records.

Questions?

Contact Courtney Rouse at or 803-804-4918.