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Early Design Decisions: Priming Mass Timber Projects for Success

November 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

  • In Person
  • Online

Regional Online & In-Person Event (Elk Grove Village, IL)

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


Speakers: Anthony Harvey, PE & Tino Kalayil, PE | WoodWorks


In-Person Attendees:


Chicago Carpenters Training Center

1256 Estes Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007



On-site parking



Please join us after the seminar for lunch and an (optional) bonus tour of mass timber installation training operation.


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:

LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP | | (301) 633-0330


Chicago Horizon / Ultramoderne / photo Tom Harris


November 17, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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Chicago Carpenters Training Center
1256 Estes Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 United States