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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Architectural Record Innovation Conference
April 30, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Innovative architecture requires expanding the boundaries of the discipline by spurring creativity through design and technology. At this year’s West Coast conference, Architectural Record brings together key figures who have generated a range of imaginative solutions for the built world today and for the future. From architects practicing outside the discipline to principals of large firms to materials experts and graphic designers, the event’s participants represent different approaches to original problem solving in a rapidly changing world.
- Date: May 13 2015
- Cost: Free
In applications where wood may be exposed to moisture, insects or fungal organisms, preservative-treated wood can help ensure a building’s durability. In this presentation, participants will learn about the manufacturing process for pressure-treated wood, available products and their differences, and how preserved wood is used in construction. Topics will include types of preservative treatments and the required levels of retention, as dictated by the end-use application, desired service life and exposure conditions. AWPA Use Category standards and ICC-ES Report Evaluations will be reviewed, and current issues concerning treated wood in residential and commercial construction be discussed. Participants will also receive free access to the Treated Lumber smartphone app.
Speaker: Butch Bernhardt, Western Wood Preservers Institute
Butch is the program and communications manager for the Western Wood Preservers Institute (WWPI) based in Vancouver, Wash. Bernhardt has provided product support and education on wood products for nearly three decades. His responsibilities at WWPI include product education, technical publications, standards, distance learning and digital design tools for preserved wood products. Bernhardt holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and is the third generation in his family to work in the wood products industry.
Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern
American Institute of Architects Convention (AIA)
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2015 is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting—it all comes together for an experience that will supercharge your year.