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WEBINAR – The Momentum of Tall Wood Buildings

March 8, 2017 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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With nearly 20 completed tall wood buildings worldwide and several under design in the U.S., many architects are curious about the factors creating this momentum and how design teams are navigating building codes that don’t directly address the mass timber technologies being used. While pursuing ambitious carbon reductions and oftentimes a new aesthetic, designers are still tasked with meeting all of the usual objectives, including a high degree of life safety, building performance, and cost-effectiveness. This presentation provides context for the growing trend of using mass timber for mid- and high-rise buildings. Among other things, it offers insight on the most recent international tall wood project, HoHo in Vienna Austria, that started construction in late 2016.


Lisa Podesto, PE, MS, WoodWorks

Lisa Podesto is a California licensed professional engineer and Senior Technical Director of Architectural and Engineering Solutions. Prior to joining the WoodWorks initiative, Lisa was a Project Manager and Design Engineer specializing in wood design. She earned her BS in General Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and her MS in Civil Engineering (emphasis in structural engineering) from San Francisco State University. She is the past State Chair of the Structural Engineers’ Association of California Sustainable Design Committee, and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute and the International Code Council.

Education Credit: 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW) or PDH credit. FBPE-approved provider.

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8 March 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 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.