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The Case for Cross Laminated Timber: Opportunities and Challenges

January 16, 2014 – 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Minneapolis, MNMinneapolis, MN


Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

Lunch is included in the cost.
On-site Check-in: 10:30 am
Seminar Begins: 11:00 am
Program Concludes: 2:00 pm

Course Description

Cross laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light- and heavy-timber framing options. Now available to North American building designers, it offers the structural simplicity needed for cost-effective projects, as well as benefits such as fast installation, reduced waste, improved thermal performance and design versatility. This presentation will introduce CLT through a series of project examples while considering some of the more challenging aspects of CLT building design—such as fire and life safety, lateral and seismic design, acoustic performance and building envelope. Topics will also include the manufacturing and specification of CLT, building code considerations and available resources such as the new US CLT Handbook.

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Self-parking: $13 (11th St & 2nd Ave)

Valet: $23 (Valet at front drive)

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WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for two HSW credits.

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for their participation.

Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.

Learning Objective

  • Review completed CLT projects that demonstrate a range of applications and system configurations.
  • Discover how CLT can be used under current and future building codes and standards.
  • Discuss benefits of using CLT in place of concrete and steel, including structural versatility, prefabrication, lighter carbon footprint and reduced labor costs.
  • Discuss the fire characteristics of CLT, including the benefits of charring, current seismic approaches that can be used for CLT buildings, and how the acoustic and moisture performance of CLT assemblies can inform the design of a project.



Contact Dawn Veach at 404.394.4197 or .


16 January 2014
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hilton Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN United States

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.