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WEBINAR – Case Study: Eight-story Wood Office Building

September 25, 2012 – 10:00 am - 12:00 pm




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

This presentation will describe the Life Cycle Tower ONE (LCT ONE), an eight-story wood office building recently built in Austria. LCT ONE was the culmination of a research and development project that resulted in a system for building timber high-rises up to 30 stories. It is a solution that addresses climate change in the design and construction industry, beginning with the choice of a natural, renewable resource to replace steel, concrete and other fossil fuel intensive materials. Topics will include the motivation, research and product development that preceded the construction of LCT ONE, as well as production of the floor and wall components and erection of the building envelope in just eight days.

Speaker Bio

Nabih Tahan, AIA, specializes in energy-efficient design and timber construction. In 1992, he moved from Berkeley to Austria, where he was introduced to European energy efficiency and sustainable construction methods. He returned to the US in 2005 and introduced the Passive House Standard to California by retrofitting his home. Mr. Tahan has now joined the CREE team, and is assisting helping this general contracting firm to adapt its timber based “system approach” method to the design and construction of office buildings, multi-family residential projects and schools in North America. Cree was recently selected as one of the three finalists to submit a proposal for the Wood Innovative Design Center in British Columbia. It will be a minimum 6 story office building using innovative wood products, technologies and building processes.

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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.

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet


25 September 2012
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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