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Mitigating Shrinkage and Differential Movement in Wood Construction

October 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

  • Online
Regional Online Event – KS, AR, MO, OK

Presentation I: Differential Material Movement in Tall Mass Timber Structures

This presentation will analyze reasons for vertical movement (short and long term), provide methods of calculating anticipated movement, highlight detailing options to minimize and accommodate movement, and discuss strategies implemented on tall mass timber projects completed in North America.

Presentation II: Accommodating Shrinkage in Multi-Story Wood-Frame Structures

This presentation will describe procedures for estimating wood shrinkage and provide detailing options that minimize its effects on building performance.

Attendees can Earn 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits.


  • Jason Bahr, PE, WoodWorks


  • 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Presentations
  • 2:15 – 2:30 pm: Q&A


If you have any questions please contact Mary Schramka: or 708-204-9578.


Photo: MSU STEM Teaching and Learning Facility / Integrated Design Solutions / photo Christofer Lark