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Webinar – Hybrid Mass Timber + Steel at the Rhode Island School of Design Residence Hall

May 13, 2020 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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The Quad, a new 6-story residence hall on the campus of the Rhode Island School of Design, is the first major student housing project in New England to be constructed using a hybrid cross-laminated timber and steel structural system. In this presentation, the structural engineer will provide an overview of the project—from the process used to evaluate options for the superstructure and reasons why mass timber was chosen, to the resulting code path, and aspects of the design, such as fire-resistance and differential movement, that are unique to this type of structure. The use of integrated project delivery will also be discussed, highlighting the collaboration required between design team, fabricators and on-site installation in order to achieve the project’s goals.


David J Odeh, SE, PE, F. SEI, F.ASCE, SECB, Odeh Engineers, Inc.

David is a Principal at Odeh Engineers, Inc., a leading structural design firm with offices in Providence and Boston and projects throughout the United States. He is a Past President of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE, and currently serves on the ASCE Board of Direction. He has taught at both Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design as an adjunct lecturer, and has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences and universities.

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Attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES HSW LU, 1 PDH credit or 0.1 ICC credit (FBPE board-approved).

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May 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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