Designing Larger Wood Buildings: Mid-Rise and Mass Timber
March 12, 2020 – 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Collins, COFort Collins, CO$20
Part I: Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and Design
Due to their high strength, dimensional stability and positive environmental performance, mass timber building products are quickly becoming materials of choice for sustainably-minded designers. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the variety of mass timber products available, including glue-laminated timber (glulam), cross laminated timber (CLT), nail laminated timber (NLT), heavy timber decking, and other engineered and composite systems. Applications for the use of these products under modern building codes will be discussed, and examples of their use in U.S. projects reviewed. Mass timber’s ability to act as both structure and exposed finish will also be highlighted, as will its performance as part of an assembly, considering design objectives related to structural performance, fire resistance, acoustics, and energy efficiency. Other topics will include detailing and construction best practices, lessons learned from completed projects and trends for the increased use of mass timber products in the future.
Part II: The Evolution of Mid-Rise Design: Increasing Opportunities with Wood
The expanding use of wood-frame construction for mid-rise projects is allowing architects to creatively achieve multiple, simultaneous objectives. Wood can effectively meet code requirements while adding value and enabling the need for increased density in urban environments. Increasingly, wood buildings of five, six and more stories are rising up among traditional concrete and steel shells as designers and developers embrace timber’s vast potential for lower costs, faster installation, and a significantly lighter carbon footprint. Through the use of project examples, this session will illustrate trends in both residential and commercial mid-rise buildings. Topics will include current code allowances that offer opportunities for taller buildings, design strategies for improved building performance and code-compliant options for meeting fire and life safety requirements..
Speaker: David Hanley Regional Director, WoodWorks
On-site Check-in: 8:30 am
Program Begins: 9:00 am
Lunch & Closing: 11:15 –12:00
Colorado State University
Powerhouse Energy Campus – Classroom 104
430 N College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Parking: Complimentary parking lot located on the opposite side of the railroad tracks from the Powerhouse
Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits.
Professional Development Certificates (AIA/CES and ICC) will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the event. Please print a copy for your records.
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