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Mass Timber Construction Management + the Future of Tall Wood
July 29, 2020 – 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TX, AR, KS, OKTX, AR, KS, OK,$20
Join us at 10:00 CDT
Part 1 – Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures
As interest in and use of mass timber in the U.S. has grown, so too has interest in pushing these timber structures to greater heights. Using international examples of successful tall wood buildings as precedent, some designers have proposed tall wood projects in the states using a project-specific performance-based design approach. In order to provide a uniform set of code provisions for these tall wood buildings, the International Code Council established an ad hoc committee on tall wood buildings that proposed a set of code changes allowing up to 18 stories of mass timber construction. Those code changes were announced as approved in January 2019 and will become part of the 2021 International Building Code. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, this presentation will introduce the new tall wood code provisions and construction types, as well as the technical research and testing that supported their adoption.
Part 2 – Mass Timber Management: Economics, Logistics and Risk Analysis
How do contractors answer the increasing demand for mass timber buildings from architects and ownership groups? Growing this budding industry requires an understanding from both designers and seasoned construction professionals of how to construct efficiently, navigate jurisdictions new to mass timber, and manage the procurement risks to deliver the dream of a new and optimized building system. This session will introduce mass timber products and building systems then consider why some mass timber projects never pass the concept stage, what can mitigate risk and improve financial feasibility, and how the development, architectural, engineering, and construction community can achieve success with mass timber projects of various scales and typologies. Particular emphasis will be given to preconstruction coordination, holistic approaches to costing and scheduling studies, project delivery methods, and how to achieve the highest level of cost efficiency.
Speaker: Mark Bartlett, PE, WoodWorks
Mark received his BS in Civil Engineering with a specialty in structures from Lehigh University, and has worked as an engineer in many capacities. He spent 11 years as a practicing structural engineer, eight years as a field engineer with Simpson Strong-Tie and six years in business development for a structural engineering firm. His project experience includes residential, retail, hospitality, education, aviation, churches, and movie theaters. Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Mass Timber Management: Economics, Logistics and Risk Analysis
Attendees will qualify for 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits
For questions or additional information, please contact:
LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP, Event Manager
Ph: (301) 633-0330
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