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Mid-Rise and Beyond + Introducing CLT
July 14, 2016 – 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Grand Rapids, MIGrand Rapids, MI$20
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.
Lunch is included in the cost.
Onsite Check-in: 8:30 am
Seminar Begins: 9:00 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm
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.
Introducing CLT: New Opportunities for Timber Construction
Cross laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light- and heavy-timber framing options. Because of its high strength and dimensional stability, it can be used as an alternative to concrete, masonry and steel in many building types. This presentation will introduce CLT with a series of project examples that demonstrate its use and associated benefits in a range of applications. Information on manufacturing, specification and code-related considerations will also be discussed.
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
235 Louis St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Parking: Hotel parking $19 per day
Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits.
Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.
Contact Mary Schramka at or 708-204-9578.
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.