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WEBINAR: First Commercial Project Opens Doors for CLT in US

July 25, 2012 – 10:00 am - 11:00 pm




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

This case study presentation will showcase the first commercial building in the US constructed with cross laminated timber (CLT)—The Long Hall in Whitefish, Montana. Completed in 2011, this two-story infill project epitomizes many of the benefits of CLT, including speed of installation (the building took just five days to erect), the environmental and aesthetic benefits of wood, and energy efficiency. Project engineer Darryl Byle will discuss the design and construction process, as well as the building code challenges associated with being among the first in North America to use CLT and how they were addressed. He will also share the results of a cost analysis that compared CLT to concrete masonry units.

Speaker Bio

Darryl Byle, PE, is a registered Professional Engineer and ICC Certified Plans Examiner and Building Inspector with over 30 years of engineering and project management experience in a wide range of projects. His experience with the design, construction, and inspection aspects of projects provides a broad base for design, plan review, project management and inspection. His engineering firm, DSB Engineering and Consulting, PC, is a consultant for multiple jurisdictions and design firms where he contributes his engineering expertise to all stages and aspects of the building process, including conceptual design and layout, structural design, code compliance, and investigation. During the last three years, Darryl has turned his professional focus to Cross-Laminated Timber production, design, and construction. This gave rise to the opportunity to serve as the design engineer and project manager for the first CLT commercial building completed in the United States: The Long Hall project in Whitefish, MT completed Fall, 2011.

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 credit (HSW).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit.

Certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the webinar.


25 July 2012
10:00 am - 11:00 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.