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Multifamily Design in Urban Landscapes: Light Frame & Mass Timber

September 23, 2021 – 9:00 am - 11:30 am




This online event begins at 10:00 EDT, 9:00 CDT, 8:00 MDT, 7:00 PDT.

This seminar is comprised of 2 different presentations on multifamily design:

Mass Timber Multifamily Design: Products, Performance and Design

This presentation will provide a detailed look at the variety of mass timber products available for multifamily projects, including glue-laminated timber (glulam), cross laminated timber (CLT), dowel laminated timber (DLT), and other engineered and composite systems. Applications for the use of these products under modern building codes will be discussed, and examples of their use in U.S. multifamily projects reviewed. Mass timber’s ability to act as both structure and exposed finish will also be highlighted, as will its performance as part of an assembly, considering design objectives related to structural performance, fire resistance, acoustics, and energy efficiency. Other topics will include detailing and construction best practices, lessons learned from completed projects and trends for the increased use of mass timber products in the future.

Mid-Rise and Multifamily Design: Optimizing Size, Maximizing Value

As cities seek increased density as a way to address urban population growth, many building designers and developers are looking to mid-rise wood construction as a cost-effective, code-compliant and sustainable solution. This presentation will cover some of the design considerations associated with mid-rise wood-frame buildings, including how to maximize height and area through the use of sprinklers, open frontage, sloping sites, podiums and mezzanines. Construction types will be reviewed, with an emphasis on opportunities for wood use in types III and V.

 WoodWorks Speakers:

Mark Bartlett, PE,Regional Director | TX, WoodWorks

Mark received his BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structures from Lehigh University, and has worked as an engineer in many capacities. He spent 11 years as a practicing structural engineer, eight years as a field engineer with Simpson Strong-Tie and six years in business development for a structural engineering firm. His structural engineering project experience includes residential, retail, hospitality, education, aviation, churches, movie theaters, renovation of existing structures, and post-installed anchorage to concrete.  Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

Jason Bahr, Regional Director | KS, AR, MO, OK, WoodWorks

Jason Bahr, PE, has more than 20 years of experience as a structural engineer and a passion for sustainable building. He has a breadth of expertise in preparing structural calculations and design documents for educational building projects, along with residential construction and remodeling experience. As a timber frame designer early in his career, he gained an immense appreciation for the beauty and resilience of wood as a structural material. Always a creative problem solver and enthusiastic collaborator, Jason has worked with multidisciplinary teams throughout his career to move forward impactful projects. Jason holds combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University.


Attendees will qualify for 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.20 ICC credits


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Mary Schramka
Ph: 708-204-9578


Refunds up to 7 days before event.

Eventbrite fees, which varies by state, are nonrefundable.


September 23
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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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.