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US CLT Symposium

February 28, 2013 – -


Seattle, WASeattle, WA

$295 – $2013

It’s been called the building material of the 21st Century. Cross laminated timber (CLT) is now available in North America and has the potential to significantly change how wood is used across the building landscape. Attend the first-ever US CLT Symposium and be at the forefront of this emerging trend.

  • Be among the first to review the brand new US CLT Handbook and learn how to design and build CLT projects under the International Building Code.
  • Choose from Engineer or Designer/Contractor education tracks, focused on essential information such as fire and life safety design, vertical and lateral loading, building science and acoustics, and assembly and erection.
  • Gain insight from international and North American leaders in the use of CLT, including architects, engineers and contractors.

Widely tested and used in Europe, CLT is an engineered wood product typically consisting of three, five or seven layers of dimension lumber. Layers are glued perpendicular to one another (a method known as cross lamination) creating a panel with exceptional stability, strength and rigidity. Among its benefits, CLT offers the structural simplicity needed for cost-effective buildings, as well as a lighter environmental footprint than concrete or steel. It also offers quicker installation, reduced waste, improved thermal performance and design versatility.

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Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street,
Seattle, Washington, USA 98101
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To reserve a room at the Grand Hyatt Seattle for a reduced nightly rate of $149 including high speed Internet, visit by February 22.

CLT Evolution and Development in Europe
Wolfgang Weirer, KLH (Austria)

Creating the World’s Tallest Timber Apartment Building: The 10-story Forté (COMING SOON)
Daryl Patterson, Lend Lease (Australia)

Cross Laminated Timber’s Role in North American Construction
Erol Karacabeyli, PE, FPInnovations (Canada)

CLT Manufacturing (COMING SOON)
BJ Yeh, PE, APA – The Engineered Wood Association (US)

Fire Research and Testing (COMING SOON)
Christian Dagenais, Eng, MSc, FPInnovations (Canada)

Fire Design
Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, American Wood Council (US)

Structural Design
Loren Ross, EIT, American Wood Council (US)

Lateral Design
Marjan Popovski, PhD, FPInnovations (Canada)

Vibration Considerations
Lin Hu, PhD, FPInnovations (Canada)

Acoustic Design
Lin Hu, PhD, FPInnovations (Canada)

Building Envelope (COMING SOON)
Sam Glass, PhD, USDA Forest Products Lab (US)

Environmental Performance (COMING SOON)
Blane Grann, FPInnovations (Canada)

Innovative Uses for CLT
Jana Foit, Architect AIBC, LEED AP BD+C, Perkins + Will (Canada)

CLT Connections
Loren Ross, EIT, American Wood Council (US)

Advanced Engineering Concepts (COMING SOON)
Eric Karsh, MEng, PEng, StructEng, MIStructE, Ing, Equilibrium Consulting (Canada)

Exploring Architectural Limits (COMING SOON)
Jim Dow, Schuchart/Dow (US); Les Eerkes, AIA, Olson Kundig Architects

US Lessons from an Italian Hotel Experience (COMING SOON)
Jens Hackethal, Styxworks

Architectural Design – The 10-story Forté (COMING SOON)
Daryl Patterson, Lend Lease (Australia)

Lifting, Handling and Transportation
Sylvain Gagnon, Eng., FPInnovations

Constructability and Assembly (COMING SOON)
John Boys, Nicola LogWorks

Solid Panel Construction and Designing for Cost-effectiveness (COMING SOON)
Eric Karsh, MEng, PEng, StructEng, MIStructE, Ing, Equilibrium Consulting (Canada)

An education certificate of completion for 9.5 credits will be available during the last general session. This certificate is for your records and self-reporting purposes and should not be handed in.

For AIA-registered architects only: WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 9.5 HSW credits. AIA/CES sign-in sheets can be found at check-in. Please sign this form with your AIA number at the registration desk before you leave. WoodWorks will submit your credits to AIA on your behalf.

The CLT Symposium represents the official launch of the US CLT Handbook, which combines the work and knowledge of US, Canadian and European experts on cross laminated timber. Building on the original Canadian edition, the Handbook has been revised to reflect US codes and standards, incorporate the latest research and testing, and provide information that designers can use to achieve building permit approvals under an alternate means approach.

Handbooks can also be purchased at the Symposium for a discounted rate of $75.

The US CLT Handbook is available as a free download at


The following organizations were instrumental in the development of the US CLT Handbook and its introduction via the US CLT Symposium:

Click on the logos below to learn more about the CLT Symposium sponsors.









28 February 2013
$295 – $2013
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Grand Hyatt Hotel
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.