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Webinar – Affordable Housing and Wood Construction: How to Make the $ Work

August 11, 2021 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

Affordable housing development is stuck between a rock and a hard place. The need is immense, with most major cities facing urgent demand for thousands of units. At the same time, escalation of construction and real estate costs makes the feasibility of such projects increasingly difficult to make financially work. Facing specific caps on per unit construction and rental costs, subsidies can only go so far in helping to provide more affordable housing. Increasingly, the onus is being placed on the design and construction teams to come up with innovative ways of lowering costs in a time of price inflation. This webinar will look at two affordable housing projects—one in Portland, ME and one in Seattle, WA—and examine unique ways that wood’s value was leveraged to make the projects pencil out. You’ll hear from an architect, contractor, and housing agency representative, and learn how you too can use wood to solve cost concerns on your affordable housing projects.


Todd Rothstein, CPHC, Avesta Housing

Maggie Stanley, CWS Architecture + Interior Design

JJ Powell, Walsh Construction Co.

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

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August 11
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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.