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Designing & Building with Mass Timber + Redmond Center Tour

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PDT

  • In Person

Regional In-Person Seminar (Redmond, WA)

How can architects, engineers and contractors collaborate to meet the growing demand for mass timber buildings? While developers across the country are pursuing mass timber projects, knowledge among AEC professionals is not yet widespread. Firms have varying degrees of familiarity with both the products and practicalities of designing, sourcing, and building a modern mass timber structure, and early adopters continue to play a significant role in educating the rest of the community. This presentation seeks to build on this openness and environment of shared learning, providing an overview of mass timber products, planning, design and implementation to maximize the benefits these buildings can deliver. We’ll also discuss why some mass timber projects face resistance, and how to overcome misconceptions to achieve success. Topics will also include preconstruction coordination and interactions between the manufacturer and design/construction teams, case-based approaches to costing and scheduling, project delivery methods, how to achieve the highest level of efficiency for costs, schedule, and performance, and additional education and training opportunities.

This unique educational event will provide an in-depth look at Redmond Senior & Community Center, a project that reflects years of work with the City of Redmond, Washington to create a new space that meets the community’s needs. Designers of the two-story, 40,000-sf building utilized veneer-based CLT and glulam post-and-beam to create an equitable community space that includes multi-purpose rooms, recreation areas, a classroom, and Kids Zone. Attendees will tour the site with members of the project team, who will share strategies for successful, code-compliant mass timber projects, including insight on design, detailing, and construction techniques utilized throughout the building. The tour format encourages questions and discussion, and attendees can expect to leave with insights on the project’s design, execution, and factors that influenced material and detail selection.


Please join us after the tour for lunch.


Speaker: Eric Gu, PhD, PE, LEED Green Associate | WoodWorks


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



Redmond Senior & Community Center (free parking)

8703 160th Ave NE

Red Oak Community Room 139

Redmond, WA 98052


For questions or additional information, please contact:

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


Image: Redmond Senior and Community Center / Opsis Architecture / Lund Opsahl / Rendering courtesy Opsis Architecture


August 27
11:00 am - 1:30 pm PDT
Event Category:


Redmond Senior & Community Center
8703 160th Avenue Northeast, Red Oak Community Room 139
Redmond, WA 98052 United States