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Innovations in Wood Design: Trends for a Sustainable Future

April 25, 2017 – 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Duluth, MNDuluth, 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: 8:00 am
Program Begins: 8:30 am
Program Concludes: 1:00 pm

Innovations in Wood Design: Trends for a Sustainable Future

This program will review innovative wood products and examine how the use of wood as a structural material in buildings positively impacts their carbon footprint. Attendees will learn about North American forests, effects of harvesting practices over the past 100 years and how responsible forest management can lead to positive environmental impacts. A case study on the Aspen Art Museum will also be presented exploring the design and construction of the wood structure, including paths explored but not chosen for the final design. Cross laminated timber (CLT) framing systems and details incorporating its use will also be reviewed, along with historical context, project examples and benefits of use. Local innovative wood design and construction projects will also be featured during the workshop!

This program is supported by the Minnesota State Wood Innovation Team established through a grant awarded by the Wood Education and Resource Center, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Seminar Titles & Speakers:

  • Forest and Forest Products – Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Inc.
  • Aspen Art Museum: Design and Construction of the Wood Roof Structure – Gregory R. Kingsley, PhD, PE, KL&A, Inc. Structural Engineers and Builders
  • Introducing CLT: New Opportunities for Timber Construction  – Archie Landreman, WoodWorks

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity employer.

University of Minnesota Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN 55811

Click here for map and directions.

Parking: $4 – cash only

Attendees will qualify for 3 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits.

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


For questions or additional information, please contact:
Mary Schramka, Event Manager
Email: Ph: 708-204-9578


25 April 2017
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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University of Minnesota Natural Resources Research Institute
Duluth, 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.