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Wood Revolution & Design Trends in Wood-Framed Schools

July 20, 2016 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm


Woodmere, OHWoodmere, OH


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

Lunch is included in the cost.

On-site Check-in: 9:00 am
Program Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm

The Wood Revolution: Inspiring Architecture with Innovative Structural Systems

There is a quiet revolution going on in Europe and Canada—a revolution that is changing the way US architects view structural wood building systems. As a structural building component, wood offers many environmental benefits, including the ability to maximize carbon storage and minimize carbon dioxide emissions associated with the design, construction and operation of buildings. Architects in Europe are already using “massive timber” design principles and techniques to take advantage of wood’s carbon benefits, driving positive change through the power of wood design. However, these techniques are not yet widely used in the U.S. This presentation will connect structure with architecture by introducing a variety of innovative structural wood products and systems. Case study examples of modern innovative projects in Canada, Australia and Europe will demonstrate how to use and apply these products and systems. Make no mistake—these examples are not your grandfather’s traditional heavy-timber-style buildings. These are creative, imaginative structures designed to take advantage of wood’s environmental and structural benefits. By showing how architects in other parts of the world are pushing the boundaries, we hope to help designers in the U.S. become inspired to blend structure back into architecture using mass timber and other wood systems.

Design Trends: Exceeding Cost and Performance Objectives with Wood-Frame Schools

Through a series of case studies, this presentation will demonstrate how schools districts across the US have shown leadership in their choice of structural material and imagination in their building designs to achieve both performance and cost objectives. The choice of materials can have a considerable impact on a school’s construction costs, energy efficiency, acoustic performance, aesthetic appeal and occupant environment- which can in turn dramatically influence the success of students. This highly pictorial presentation will showcase the range of design possibilities and benefits associated with wood frame schools.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
28869 Chagrin Blvd
Woodmere OH 44122
(216) 896-9000

Click here for map and directions.

Complimentary Self Park and valet available.

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 Courtney Rouse at or 803-804-4918.


20 July 2016
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Woodmere
Woodmere, OH 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.