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Mass Timber in Florida: 4Roots Regenerative Urban Farm Education Building
June 1, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm EDT
- In Person
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.
The 4Roots Regenerative Urban Farm Campus will provide local, nourishing, sustainable food to the community, providing healthy food choices for residents and supporting the local economy. The first phase of this Farm Campus project consists of the Campus Education Building, a 7,700 sf flexible learning space. This unique mass timber building was designed to meet Living Building Challenge (LBC) criteria and to have both low embodied and operational carbon. During this presentation, the building architects will discuss regenerative design solutions specific to the 4Roots project, the design process, and lessons learned.
Speakers: Jeff Peters, PE, CGC, WoodWorks
Philip Donovan and Pete Hall, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
Credits: Attendees can Earn AIA/CES HSW LUs, PDH credits or ICC credits
11:30am | Registration and Lunch
12:30pm – 1:25pm | Early Design Decisions
1:25pm – 1:35pm | Break
1:35pm – 2:30pm | 4Roots Regenerative Urban Farm Education Building
- Parking on site
- We will follow the safety protocols of the venue
- Upon registration, attendees are required to agree to the terms outlined in our COVID-19 Acknowledgment, Waiver, and Release form.
For questions or additional information, please contact: LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP at firstname.lastname@example.org