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Mass Timber in Multi-Family Housing: Is It a Good Fit for Your Project?

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

  • In Person
$20.00
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Regional In-Person Seminar (Marlborough, MA)

Mass timber is often attached to the stigma of being more expensive than other building materials. Because of this, some people assume it only makes sense for one-off projects where innovation is celebrated but repeatability is not. Is this true, or do its other benefits result in overall cost efficiency? If it is true, how can we expect to build the number of new housing units needed across our country in a sustainable and affordable manner? Typical multi-family housing developments are in the range of 4-6 stories, often utilizing podium or pedestal construction with 1-2 stories of steel and concrete topped with 3-5 stories of light wood framing. Beyond these heights, building codes have historically required steel or concrete framing and, to justify the added costs of these materials, projects often go much taller. This has created a critical gap in housing developments in the range of 6-12 stories. Can mass timber multi-family projects make financial sense in the 4-6 story range, used in conjunction with light wood-frame systems? What new opportunities will the 2021 International Building Code create for mass timber housing in the 6-18 story range? This presentation will answer these questions and much more.

Please join us after the seminar for lunch.

 

Speaker: Patrick Duffy, PE | WoodWorks

 

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

 

Location:

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT BOSTON MARLBOROUGH

75 Felton Street

Marlborough, MA 01752

(508) 480-0015

Commonwealth Ballroom, Salon A&B

 

Free parking (larger lot on right is closer to meeting rooms)

 

Map and Directions

 

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Jaime Krohn, CMP | jaime@woodworks.org | (312) 841-8272

 

Image: 11 E Lenox, Monte French Design Studio, H+O Structural Engineers, photo Jane Messinger

Details

Date:
April 23
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Cost:
$20.00
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Website:
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Venue

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Marlborough
75 Felton Street, Commonwealth Ballroom, Salon A&B
Marlborough, MA 01752 United States