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Breaking Convention with Timber Offices

March 15, 2017 – 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Denver, CODenver, CO


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

Breakfast is included in the cost.

On-site check-in and breakfast buffet: 8:00 am
Program begins: 9:00 am
Program concludes: 12:00 pm

Breaking Convention with Timber Offices

Great solutions often lie beyond convention. Consider that most offices in the U.S. could be built with a wood structure yet this option goes largely unexplored. Many designers assume they’re limited to concrete and steel for workplace environments—because that’s the common default—but, in fact, wood construction can accommodate the space and performance needs of office occupancies, while providing advantages such as speed, cost savings, and reduced environmental impact. Focusing on common design considerations (e.g., layout flexibility, land-use constraints, and market classification) this presentation will examine the potential for light-frame and heavy timber structural solutions. Topics will include building code opportunities related to fire and life safety, structural design and layout, and cost.

Speaker: Janelle Leafblad, PE, West Coast Central Regional Director, WoodWorks

1710 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-3353

Click here for map and directions.

Valet Parking: $12 per car

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.


15 March 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Morton’s – Denver
Denver, CO 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.