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Wood-Based Construction: Mass Timber and Beyond
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Wood-Based Construction: Mass Timber and Beyond

Jim Smith, AWC, will be presenting Tall Wood Structures: Current Trends and Related Code/Standard Changes

When: Wednesday, September 20
8:00am - 4:15pm
Where: Promega Corporation, BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
5445 East Cheryl Pkwy
Madison, Wisconsin  53711
United States

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Advancements in wood technologies have expanded the use of wood in design and construction. Mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) have emerged and offer opportunities in tall wood construction. Come explore how wood building systems are a sustainable, cost-effective solution for tackling modern design needs.  The event will feature a tour of Promega Crossroads Center, showcasing an innovative mix of glulam and cross-laminated timber.  Architects, engineers, designers, developers, general contractors and anyone interested in wood design are encouraged to attend this informative seminar! Event fulfills 4.5 AIA/CES credits.

Attendees will gain knowledge on:

    Overview of Wood-Based Products and Building Systems
    Environmental Considerations of Wood
    Mass Timber Technologies and Research
    Building Codes
    Case Studies


8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration

8:30 -8:45 AM Welcome, Introductions

8:45 - 9:30 AM Innovations in Wood Materials and Construction Brian Brashaw (USDA Forest Service)

9:30 - 10:30 AM Environmental Implications of Wood    Jim Bowyer (Dovetail Partners)

10:30 - 10:45 AM Break

10:45 - 11:45 AM Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance, and Design    Archie Landreman (WoodWorks)

11:45 - 12:30 PM Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 PM Tall Wood Structures: Current Trends and Related Code/Standard Changes    Jim Smith (American Wood Council)

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM Branching Out: Projects, Lessons Learned, and Research

A: Tall Wood Construction Across the U.S.    Ethan Martin (WoodWorks)

B: Sustainable building: Why Urban Wood is a Valuable Resource    Dwayne Sperber (Wudeward Urban Forest Products)

C: Wood Products and Mass Timber Research    Doug Rammer (USDA Forest Service)

3:45 - 4:15 PM Tour Promega Building


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