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Mass Timber Construction Management: Design Through Project Close Out

August 27, 2020 – 9:00 am - 1:15 pm




Join us at 9:00 AM PDT, 10:00 AM MDT, 11:00 AM CDT

This event and its content is geared toward the states shown below – if you are east of these states, please register for this Construction Management workshop.

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 virtual 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, 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 virtual workshop will leave attendees with information they need to successfully bid and construct a mass timber project.

Please check back for more details.


9:00-9:10 AM:  Welcome

9:10-9:30 AM: Mass Timber’s Role in a Low Carbon Future

  • Design Tips for Mass Timber: Understanding the Products, Designing to Meet Code – WoodWorks
  • Sustainable Forestry: Renewable Materials Storing Carbon – Katie Fernholz, Dovetail Partners

9:30-9:45 AM: Partner Break

9:45-11:15 AM: Mass Timber Project Delivery: Costing, Coordinating and Erecting

  • Design Engagement: Building the Team and Managing the Design – Ankit Sanghvi, PCL Construction
  • Risk Analysis & Scheduling Approaches – Swinerton Mass Timber
  • Site Planning—Logistics, Coordination, Safety, & Site Management – Brad Nile, Andersen Construction
  • Panel Q&A

11:15-11:30 AM: Partner Break

11:30-1:00 PM: How Design Influences Cost, Construction & Schedule

  • Economics: Taking on Financial Responsibility – Chris Kendall KL&A
  • The Designer’s Role in Anticipating and Addressing Construction Hurdles – Matt Sugarbaker, Hacker Architects
  • Making the Case and Keeping Costs in Check – WoodWorks
  • Panel Q&A

1-1:15 PM: Regional Office Hours


Attendees will qualify for 3.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3.5 PDH credits or 0.35 ICC credits


For questions or additional information, please contact:

LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP, Event Manager


Ph: (301) 633-0330

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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


August 27
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Zoom Meeting
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.