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WEBCAST – Framework: A US Tall Wood Experience

February 23, 2017 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

Framework, a 12-story mixed-use project in Portland, Oregon, is scheduled to break ground in the first quarter of 2017 and will be the first all mass timber high-rise in the U.S. As a winner of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition funded by the USDA and the Softwood Lumber Board, this project is intended to demonstrate that timber buildings of this scale are feasible. During this session, the project architect will share the Framework story, providing insights regarding the current design and how it evolved over time, system testing, jurisdictional approvals and construction planning. Discussion will include challenges and solutions, with an emphasis on issues related to exposed structure, lateral load resistance, and detailing for fire performance. 


Thomas Robinson, Principal and Founder, LEVER Architecture

Thomas Robinson is the Principal and Founder of LEVER Architecture, a progressive Portland, Oregon-based practice dedicated to realizing transformative projects that strengthen the communities they serve and blur the boundaries between the public and private sphere. LEVER utilizes a research-based approach to leverage client goals and aspirations to create designs that have been recognized locally and nationally as models for housing, creative office, and retail mixed-use. LEVER is the recipient of multiple AIA design awards in Portland, the Northwest Regional Council, and Los Angeles. Its project, Albina Yard, is the first office building in the U.S. to use domestically made cross-laminated timber.

Education Credit: 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW) or PDH credit. FBPE-approved provider.

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23 February 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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.