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Mass Timber Construction Management: Executing the Design

December 3, 2021 – 10:00 am - 12:15 pm




Join us 1 pm ET, 12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

Mass timber is an innovative building material with many benefits, including construction speed, aesthetics, sustainability, and strength-to-weight ratio. The beauty of the finished product has inspired many owners and designers to pursue mass timber for their projects.  However, while design and code aspects receive a great deal of focus, it is the construction aspects that often decide whether a project goes forward. While mass timber draws installation techniques from other construction types, it also has unique attributes—and a complete understanding of the differences is key to efficient estimating, planning and construction. This workshop is designed to address critical gaps in knowledge and skills among contractors and installers, with topics such as cost considerations, site planning, schedule, and risk mitigation. It will also include three brief case studies highlighting design team interaction, challenges, benefits and lessons learned during construction. Intended for construction industry professionals looking to gain a deep understanding of the unique attributes of mass timber, this workshop will leave attendees with information they need to successfully bid and construct a mass timber project.


Kyle Wortendyke, DPR Construction

Kyle has been based in the DPR Construction Nashville Office for nearly seven years with construction experience in Atlanta, Savannah and Washington DC. His industry experience in core markets includes commercial, healthcare and manufacturing. He’s currently the Project Manager for the coordination of mass timber installation and manpower assignments for Nashville Warehouse Co.

Nick Garzini, DPR Construction

Nick Leads the interior construction group (SSG) for the DPR Construction Nashville Office. His industry experience includes over 3.5 million SF in office construction. He managed the preconstruction and procurement for Nashville Warehouse Co. Mass Timber.

Dave Kwiatkowski, C.D. Smith Construction

Dave Kwiatkowski, Project Executive for C.D. Smith Construction, is overseeing construction of the Ascent timber tower project, as well as multiple other high-profile projects in Southeast Wisconsin. With 20 plus years of construction experience, Kwiatkowski also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Milwaukee School of Engineering and certifications from the American Institute of Constructors, Dale Carnegie and Lean Construction Institute.

Chris Johansen, C.D. Smith Construction

Chris Johansen, Project Manager with C.D. Smith Construction, is currently assigned to the Ascent timber tower project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Johansen has over 15 years of construction management experience on a range of projects across the Midwest. He holds a Bachelor of Science in construction management from Indiana State University

Dave Beck, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, XL Construction

 Dave Beck, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of XL Construction, has nearly four decades of construction industry experience. He has a passion for innovative building design and working collaboratively with clients to develop sustainable building solutions. Dave received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. He is a LEED AP BD+C and an active member of both the USGBC and Living Future Institute.


Earn 2.0 AIA/CES LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or .02 ICC credits


10:00 AM:  Welcome – Brandon Brooks, WoodWorks

10:10 AM:  Project Study: Ascent Milwaukee, Managing Your First Mass Timber Project: Workflow Mapping and Coordination – Dave Kwiatkowski and Chris Johansen, CD Smith

10:50 AM:  Project Study: Google Sunnyvale Project Optimizing Transportation and Staging – Dave Beck, XL Construction

11:30 AM:  Project Study: Nashville Warehouse Office – Nick Garzini and Kyle Wortendyke, DPR

12:00 PM: Q&A


Jaime Krohn, CMP


Ph: 312-841-8272

Refund Policy
Refunds up to 7 days before event

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


December 3
10:00 am - 12:15 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.