Mass Timber Construction Management + the Future of Tall Wood
March 31, 2020 – 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Overland Park, KSOverland Park, KS$20
Part I: Mass Timber Construction Management: Economics, Logistics & 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.
Part II: 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.
Speaker: Anthony Harvey, Regional Director, WoodWorks
On-site Check-in: 8:30 am
Program Begins: 9:00 am
Lunch & Closing: 11:15 –12:00
University of Kansas – Edwards Campus
12600 S Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213
Parking: Complimentary parking
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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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.