Parsons-Led Student Design Competition
Over the past decade, the design industry has been looking increasingly toward timber as a sustainable, flexible material for the construction of high-rise buildings. Parsons School of Design is helping to lead this shift through Timber in the City, Urban Habitats Competition, an architecture student competition conceived of and juried by the world-class design school in partnership with the Binational Softwoods Lumber Council and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
Over the past several years, a number of tall wood projects have been completed around the world, demonstrating successful applications of new wood and mass timber technologies. This survey takes an in-depth look at ten international tall wood buildings, and presents some common lessons learned from the experiences of the Developer/Owner, Design Team, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), and Construction Team for each project.
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Date: 12 August 2015
Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
For condominiums, apartments, hotels and dormitories, multi-story wood construction is viewed by many as a way to achieve higher density at lower cost, while reducing the project's carbon footprint. One of the challenges in designing these taller buildings is how to calculate and address wood shrinkage, which occurs as the wood dries from its 'green' state to its in-service equilibrium state. This session will examine shrinkage associated with wall and floor design, and demonstrate how to minimize effects of both shrinkage and differential movement with proper detailing. The discussion will include solutions to shrinkage induced construction issues such as drywall cracking, window frame wracking and compromised plumbing lines.
Speaker: Doug Steimle, Schaefer Inc
Doug is a structural engineer with expertise in the design of multi-story wood-frame buildings for residential and hospitality occupancies. He also has extensive experience in existing building investigation, retrofit and modification. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1997 and is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky and South Carolina.
Join at 10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 1pm Eastern
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Each year, WoodWorks hosts an award program to recognize excellence in wood design and showcase innovative buildings that demonstrate wood's strength, beauty, versatility and cost effectiveness.
Enter in one or more of the following categories:
- Multi-Story Wood Design
- Wood in Educational Buildings
- Wood in Government Buildings
- Commercial Wood Design
- Institutional Wood Design
- Green Building with Wood
- Beauty of Wood
There is no cost to nominate a project for a Wood Design Award.
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Visit woodworks.org for details.
SAVE THE DATE
Wood Solutions Fairs offer a choice from up to 18 seminars and a wood design focused trade exposition. 6 AIA/CES LUs or PDH credits. Free to design and building professionals.
2015 Wood Solutions Fairs
- Northeast - September 16, Danvers, MA
- Northwest - November 19, Seattle, WA
- Southern California - December 9, Anaheim, CA
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