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Webinar – Mass Timber in Multi-Family Housing: Is it a Good Fit for Your Project?
July 14, 2021 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Mass timber is often attached to the stigma of being more expensive than other building materials. Because of this, some people assume it only makes sense for one-off projects where innovation is celebrated but repeatability is not. Is this true, or do its other benefits result in overall cost efficiency? If it is true, how can we expect to build the number of new housing units needed across our country in a sustainable and affordable manner? Typical multi-family housing developments are in the range of 4-6 stories, often utilizing podium or pedestal construction with 1-2 stories of steel and concrete topped with 3-5 stories of light wood framing. Beyond these heights, building codes have historically required steel or concrete framing and, to justify the added costs of these materials, projects often go much taller. This has created a critical gap in housing developments in the range of 6-12 stories. Can mass timber multi-family projects make financial sense in the 4-6 story range, used in conjunction with light wood-frame systems? What new opportunities will the 2021 International Building Code create for mass timber housing in the 6-18 story range? Tune into this webinar, where we’ll answer these questions and much more.
Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks
Ricky is WoodWorks’ in-house expert on tall wood buildings, providing analysis and guidance on architectural, fire and life safety, and structural design topics related to tall mass timber projects. He supports the AEC community both directly and collaboratively with WoodWorks Regional Directors, and guides the development of education and resources related to tall wood buildings in the U.S. Prior to this emphasis, Ricky’s role encompassed all building types and wood systems. He also has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to structural design, project management and construction administration. Ricky is very active as a member of numerous committees and councils related to building design and is the Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Vermont.
Scott Noble, AIA, NCARB, Kaiser Group, Inc.
Scott has more than 30 years of design and construction management experience and is currently the director of construction at Kaiser Group and Path Architecture, a leader in cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction. Scott has worked on several mass timber projects, including The Radiator office building, Carbon12 condominiums, and The Canyons apartment complex. He is currently working on a feasibility study looking at utilizing mass timber for affordable housing, funded in part by a wood innovation grant from the USDA Forest Service, and is part of an interdisciplinary team seeking to address the challenges of using mass timber in tropical climates. He holds a Bachelor of Science in construction management from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon, and is a registered architect in Oregon and Hawaii.
Attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES HSW LU, 1 PDH credit or 0.1 ICC credit (FBPE board-approved).
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