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Forest to Frame: Mass Timber from a Utah Perspective

September 5, 2019 – 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Heber City, UTHeber City, UT


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

Mass timber is gaining momentum nationwide and the mountains and forests of Utah are no exception. Innovative materials like cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber are being used to bring a modern wood aesthetic to a variety of project types, and Utah forest products are being used in the manufacture of these materials. This multi-faceted workshop will examine mass timber from forest to frame, beginning with a discussion of sustainable forest management and the positive impact of regionally-sourced materials on Utah communities. It will cover design topics related to codes and applications, fire resistance, and wind and seismic resilience, the use of wood in USU Botanical Center, and legislative efforts to further mass timber in the state. Attendees can expect to gain a top to bottom understanding of the status of mass timber in Utah and beyond, and leave with the design knowledge needed to pursue a mass timber project.

Co-Sponsored by:


8:00 am – 10:30 am  Euclid Timber Frames: Facility Tour – Meet at Euclid Timber Frames, 3094 South Highway 189, Heber City, UT – approximately 5 miles southwest of downtown Heber on HW 189 (near Dear Creek Resevoir).

10:30 am – 11:00 am  Forest to Frame: Managing Forests to Support Healthy Communities – Darren McAvoy, Utah State University

11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance, Design – Janelle Leafblad, PE, WoodWorks

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Mass Timber Fire Resistance – Ted Black, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal, Utah State Fire Marshal’s Office

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Mass Timber Bracing for Wind and Seismic Resilience – Chris Pantelides, PE, SE, PhD, University of Utah Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Sourcing of Local and Regional Wood – Craig Jensen, Sunroc Building Materials

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Mass Timber: An Architect’s Perspective – Van Lewis, Method Studio

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm  Utah State Representative Casey Snider


Utah Valley University – Wasatch Campus
3111 North College Way
Heber City, UT 84032

Click here for map and directions.


Attendees will qualify for 4 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 4 PDH credits or 0.4 ICC credits.

Professional Development Certificates (AIA/CES and ICC) will be available on site and emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the event. Please print a copy for your records.


The day before the workshop,  join us for the 18th Annual Timber Harvest and Forestry Practices Tour! We’ll visit a timber harvest project on US Forest Service land near Heber City, Utah—which supplies wood to Euclid Timber Frames, The tour is free and open to anyone interested in participating! CLICK HERE to register.


For the dates: Sept. 4 – 6, $85/night at the Best Western Plus, Heber Valley Hotel at 1227 S, US-40, Heber City, UT 84032
Attendees must call to make reservations and mention the Mass Timber Workshop to get that rate. (435) 657-6500



LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP, Event Manager
Ph: (301) 633-0330


5 September 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Utah Valley University – Wasatch Campus
Heber City, UT 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.