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Mass Timber Construction Management: Design through Project Close Out

February 19, 2020 – 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Dallas, TXDallas, TX

$150 – $185

Mass Timber Construction Management: Design through Project Close Out

Innovations in mass timber construction are offering new opportunities for the building industry. Products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (glulam) combine multiple laminations of lumber to produce solid timber elements such as floor and wall panels, beams, and columns. These elements have high strength-to-weight ratios, allowing them to replace more traditional construction materials while providing sustainable systems that can meet code criteria for acoustics, fire-resistance, seismic performance, energy efficiency, and more. However, while design and code aspects of mass timber receive a great deal of focus, it is the construction aspects that often decide whether a project goes forward. Mass timber construction has similarities to other systems, but it also has unique attributes—and a complete understanding of the differences is key to efficient project cost estimation and efficient construction. This in-depth, multi-faceted workshop will explore mass timber from design through preconstruction, fabrication, erection, and project close-out. After setting the stage with an overview of mass timber products and sustainability attributes, discussion will focus on construction topics, including risk analysis, cost case studies design team interaction, cost optimization, scheduling, site planning, and other logistics. Intended for construction industry professionals looking to gain a deep understanding of the unique attributes of mass timber construction, this workshop will leave attendees with information they need to successfully bid and construct a mass timber project.


Mark Bartlett 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 primary experience includes structural calculations, design, construction document preparation, construction administration for new and existing commercial buildings, and post-installed anchorage to concrete. His structural engineering 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..

Melinda Gable, Forest Landowners Association

As Vice President of FLA, Melinda’s passions include taking ideas from conception to execution, bringing federal, private and NGO partners together to advance natural resource policy and achieve common goals, and helping organizations launch successful new programs and major marketing initiatives. Melinda has worked to advance natural resource issues for 25 years, and has helped launch or establish National Public Lands Day, the National Association of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, Congressional Casting Call, the US Fish & Wildlife Service Joint Economic Impact Report on Hunters and Anglers, the Archery Trade Association’s Release Your Wild Hunger Games, DOI Sportsmen’s Access to Federal Public Lands, and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act. Her current focus is promoting the sustainability and economic viability of family forest landowners and dispelling misconceptions regarding stewardship of the natural resources under their care.

Zach Brehm, PE, Swinerton

Zach’s tenacious work ethic and construction engineering expertise has been critical to the successful execution of large-scale projects with complex challenges. His nationwide experience with self-perform concrete and wood framing operations adds a valuable depth of knowledge to his daily coordination, procurement, and project management efforts. As a licensed Professional Engineer, Zach has proven his ability to navigate evolving mass timber building codes with engineers, architects, and consultants to achieve optimized logistics and installation efficiency.

Greg Kingsley, PhD, PE, KL&A Engineers and Builders

Greg is the president and CEO of KL&A Engineers and Builders in Golden, Colorado, a firm of 95 that includes structural engineers, detailers, and construction managers. He enjoys working on innovative wood structures of all kinds, but especially in mass timber.

Melissa Kroskey, AIA, SE, WoodWorks

A licensed Architect and Structural Engineer in the state of California, Melissa has over fifteen years of professional experience spanning architectural design, structural engineering, digital fabrication and public relations. She has a broad perspective on the industry and technical design expertise from seismic to hurricane regions. Melissa has worked on a variety of building types, including civic, educational, multi-family residential, luxury single-family residential, military, museums, and transportation facilities. She has collaborated with innovative fabricators and encourages designers to engage fabricators early in the design process. Melissa has a BS in Architectural Engineering and a BS in Civil Engineering from Drexel University and also studied architecture at SCI-Arc.

Brad Nile, Andersen Construction Co Inc.

As a lifelong builder and student of construction systems, Brad has made this the focus of his academic studies as well as world travels.  In his 25 years with Andersen Construction, Brad has managed the construction of many landmark commercial and institutional buildings in Oregon, including the new mass timber projects at the Oregon State University College of Forestry as well as mixed use, mass timber projects in Portland Oregon.  Brad lead the Andersen Construction teams that were responsible for estimating, procuring and erecting these structures. Coming from a family of forest landowners, Brad has a deep understanding of the timber industry and is passionate about the growing use of mass timber in institutional and commercial projects.


TEXO Conference Center
11111 N Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75229

Click here for map and directions.

Parking: Complimentary parking


$150 Early Bird price through January 21st

$185 Price starting January 22nd


Attendees will qualify for 6 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 6 PDH credits or 0.6 ICC credits


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Courtney Rouse

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite’s fee, which varies by state, is nonrefundable.


February 19
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
$150 – $185
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TEXO Conference Center
Dallas, TX 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.