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Mass Timber Construction: Products, Design, Logistics and Risk Analysis

May 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

  • In Person
  • Online
MSU STEM Teaching and Learning Facility exterior
Regional Event (East Lansing, MI) – online and in-person options.

This seminar covering various topics of building with mass timber will be offered in-person at MSU in East Lansing MI. This will be followed by lunch and then an optional tour of the award winning MSU STEM Teaching Learning Facility. The seminar portion of the event will also be offered online for those that can’t attend in-person.

Part one of this presentation will provide a detailed look at the variety of mass timber products available, including glue-laminated timber (glulam), cross laminated timber (CLT), nail laminated timber (NLT), heavy timber decking, 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. 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.

Part two will cover how to construct efficiently, navigate jurisdictions new to mass timber, and manage the procurement risks to deliver the dream of a new and optimized building system. This session will introduce mass timber products and building systems then consider why some mass timber projects never pass the concept stage, what can mitigate risk and improve financial feasibility, and how the development, architectural, engineering, and construction community can achieve success with mass timber projects of various scales and typologies. Particular emphasis will be given to preconstruction coordination, holistic approaches to costing and scheduling studies, project delivery methods, and how to achieve the highest level of cost efficiency.


Attendees can Earn 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits plus an additional 1 credit for those attending the tour.



Anthony Harvey– Regional Director | OH, IN, KY, MI | WoodWorks


In-Person Attendees

  • Lunch will be provided at 12:30 followed by a tour of the facility at 1:00 pm
  • Parking: Lot 79 – the Spartan Stadium lot – located directly west of the STEM building. This is metered parking
  • We will follow the safety protocols of the venue. Masks are recommended.


Online Attendee Certificates: WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks via email. Please note that to receive a certificate, attendees must stay for the duration of the event.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Mary Schramka | | Ph: 708-204-9578


Michigan State University
642 Red Cedar Road, STEM Teaching Learning Facility
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States