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The Case for Cross Laminated Timber: Opportunities and Challenges

April 8, 2014 – 11:00 am - 2:00 pm





Lunch is included in the cost.
On-site Check-in: 10:30 am
Seminar Begins: 11:00 am
Program Concludes: 2:00 pm

Course Description

Cross laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light- and heavy-timber framing options. Now available to North American building designers, it offers the structural simplicity needed for cost-effective projects, as well as benefits such as fast installation, reduced waste, improved thermal performance and design versatility. This presentation will introduce CLT through a series of project examples while considering some of the more challenging aspects of CLT building design—such as fire and life safety, lateral and seismic design, acoustic performance and building envelope. Topics will also include the manufacturing and specification of CLT, building code considerations and available resources such as the new US CLT Handbook.

Morton’s The Steakhouse
213 SW Clay St
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-248-2100

  • Keller Auditorium Parking at 1400 SW 4th (Entrance across street from Morton’s) – $4.00 Per Hour/$10.50 Daily Fee
  • KOIN Tower Parking at 222 SW Clay St (Same building as Morton’s) – $15.00 Daily Fee/or $10.50 Early Bird Fee – must arrive before 10:30am

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WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for two HSW credits.

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for their participation.

Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.

Learning Objective

  • Review completed CLT projects that demonstrate a range of applications and system configurations.
  • Discover how CLT can be used under current and future building codes and standards.
  • Discuss benefits of using CLT in place of concrete and steel, including structural versatility, prefabrication, lighter carbon footprint and reduced labor costs.
  • Discuss the fire characteristics of CLT, including the benefits of charring, current seismic approaches that can be used for CLT buildings, and how the acoustic and moisture performance of CLT assemblies can inform the design of a project.


Contact Dawn Veach at 404.394.4197 or .


8 April 2014
11:00 am - 2:00 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.