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Early Design Decisions: Priming Mass Timber Projects for Success

February 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST

  • In Person
Tennis Pavilion exterior lit up
Regional In-Person Event – Kansas City, MO

Mass timber is a unique, non-commodity building material and, to lay the groundwork for success, certain critical decisions must be made as early as possible. These decisions can have a big impact on cost and can either increase or limit opportunities later in design. There are many cases of project teams that want to realize the full benefits of mass timber, but, because they base their designs on traditional building practices instead of optimizing them for mass timber, end up with avoidable price premiums. This presentation will walk through early project decisions and design steps, focusing on how to optimize projects for mass timber and how one early decision can influence others. Topics will include construction types, fire ratings, column grids and beam/panel spans, acoustics and MEP integration. Completed mass timber projects will be used to illustrate the variety of viable options when navigating these key decisions.

Attendees will earn 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits



Jason Bahr, PE – Regional Director | KS, AR, MO, OK | WoodWorks



  • Networking happy hour to follow the seminar
  • Free self-parking will be available in the main lot. Attendees should enter from State Line Road or the second Ward Parkway entrance and enter the club through the south doors or through the doors under the portico.
  • We will follow the safety protocols of the venue
  • Upon registration, attendees are required to agree to the terms outlined in our COVID-19


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Jaime Krohn, CMP |

Ph: 312-841-8272



February 28, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST
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Carriage Club
5301 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States