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Mid-Rise Mass Timber: Navigating Construction Type Selection

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

  • In Person
  • Online
1 De Haro exterior

Regional Online & In-Person Event (San Francisco, CA)

Opportunities for using mass timber construction for new building projects have never been greater now that the International Building Code (IBC) allows up to 18 stories of these materials. However, with expanded code options, selecting the right construction type is crucial to making a project pencil. This course focuses on mid-rise mass timber construction, highlighting examples in the five- to eight-story range—including office, mixed-use, and multi-family projects. Discussion will help to inform decisions on how to incorporate mass timber based on a project’s intended height, area, and occupancies. The presentation will also cover decisions that need to be made early in the design process, including grid layout, approach to achieving fire ratings, and lateral system selection.


Attendees can Earn 1 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 1 PDH credits or 0.1 ICC credits, per session (pending approval)


Speaker: Chelsea Drenick, SE | WoodWorks


In-Person Attendees:

Please check-in 30 minutes before the presentation begins.

Join us after the presentation for snacks and networking.



AIA SF/Center for Architecture + Design

140 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104, United States

1st floor

Map & Parking

Montgomery BART Station


Online Attendees:

  • 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:

Jaime Krohn, CMP | | (312) 841-8272


1 De Haro / SKS Partners / Perkins&Will / DCI Engineers / Photo David Wakely

This is part 2 of the “Demystifying Timber Construction Types” series that is offered online and at the Center of Architecture + Design, AIA SF.

Part One | March 7, 2024

Mid-Rise Design: Optimizing Size, Maximizing Value

Part Three | May 9, 2024

New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures in California


AIA SF/Center for Architecture + Design
140 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States