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  • Wood is Renewable

    Wood is a renewable and responsible choice that helps reduce our environmental footprint.

  • Wood Meets Code
    Advanced technology and modern building codes are expanding the opportunities for wood in construction.
  • Wood Costs Less

    Wood products offer advantages in terms of material, construction and environmental costs.

Webinar: A Roadmap to Tall Timber Structures: Design, Approval, Construction

A Roadmap to Tall Timber Structures: Design, Approval, Construction


Date: On Demand

 

Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW

 

A movement is growing to use heavy and mass timber as primary structural materials for medium-height and tall buildings, in large part because timber is renewable, stores carbon and is energy efficient. New structural wood products, including cross-laminated timber, are also fueling this movement.

 

This webinar will give developers, owners, architects, engineers and contractors tips on how to go about creating timber buildings taller than four or five stories.

 

Panelists:

David Barber, Principal | Fire - Arup

Jeff Morrow, Program Manager, Construction - Lendlease

Thomas Robinson, Founding Principal - Lever Architecture

 

Moderator:

Nadine Post, Editor-at-Large, Buildings - Engineering News-Record 

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the various types of heavy and mass-timber structural materials and systems used in the design of tall timber frames
  • Identify sustainability advantages and the general design challenges/opportunities of using heavy/mass timber as a structural system for a tall building
  • Determine a strategy for approvals and permitting of a tall timber building, including meeting the intent of the life safety codes through performance-based fire engineering
  • Evaluate approaches from a veteran builder to manage the construction of a building with a tall timber frame
  • Can't attend live? Register to view the webinar on-demand!

Register for this Webinar

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Timber in the City

 

Timber in the City Competition

 

In July 2016, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announced the winner of the 2015-2016 Timber in the City Competition. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, the ACSA and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design.

 

The purpose of the Competition was to engage students to imagine the repurposing of our existing cities with sustainable buildings from renewable resources, offering versatile construction options, with wood, and designing healthy living and working environments.

 

The competition challenged participants to design a mid-rise, mixed-use complex with a range of housing options, a NYC outpost of the Andy Warhol Museum and a new and expanded home for the historic Essex Street Market.

 

Check out the first place winner here or learn more about the competition here.

 

See all the winners of the 2015-2016 Timber in the CityCompetition here.

 

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How to Prevent and Reduce Fire Losses in Buildings Under Construction

The American Wood Council released three manuals and a website designed to inform developers, local building departments and fire departments on how to prevent and reduce fire losses in buildings under construction. The website can be found at: www.ConstructionFireSafetyPractices.com.

 

A series of three manuals were developed in a cooperative effort between AWC and FireforceOne, a consulting firm led by former California State Fire Marshall Ronny Coleman. The manuals are:

  • Basic Fire Precautions during Construction of Large Buildings — applies to the design and planning stages, as well as the actual construction of buildings.
  • Hot Work during Construction of Large Buildings — describes best management practices of hot work, which is likely to reduce the occurrence of large loss fires more than any other specific topic with buildings under construction.
  • Fire Department's Role in Prevention and Suppression of Fires during Construction of Large Buildings — outlines pre-fire planning for large building projects, and prepares tactics and strategy for a fire if it occurs.

The manuals are available for free download at: www.ConstrctionFireSafetyPractices.com

New UBC Student Residence to be Among World's Tallest Wood Buildings

One of the tallest wood buildings in the world will soon be constructed at the University of British Columbia in Canada, providing housing for hundreds of students. When completed, the $51.5-million residence building will stand 53 metres tall (about 174 feet). The tall wood building will consist of a mass timber superstructure atop a concrete base. UBC aims for the building to achieve a minimum LEED Gold certification, a rating system that evaluates how environmentally friendly a structure is in its design and energy use.

 

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CAD Details
Access drawings and illustrations for wood-frame construction designed for high wind, seismic, and snow loads.
CAD/REVIT Construction Documents

Prepare construction documents faster by leveraging available details related to light-frame wood construction.

Heights And Areas Calculator
Ease building code analysis while maximizing your wood building project within the limits of the International Building Code (IBC).
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
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Span Calculator
Performs calculations for all species and grades of commercially available softwood and hardwood lumber as found in the NDS 2005 Supplement.
Connection Calculator
Provides users with a web-based approach to calculating capacities for single bolts, nails, lag screws and wood screws per the 2005 NDS.
Carbon Calculator
Promote the carbon benefits of your wood building project.
Athena Impact Estimator
A software tool that is designed to evaluate whole buildings and assemblies based on internationally recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology.
MSU TIMBR Symposium

Date: September 15-16, 2016

 

Funded in part by a Community Partnership Grant from Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), the Timber Innovations for Mississippi Buildings Reimagined – TIMBR – Symposium will bring together architects, engineers, constructors, educators, researchers, timberland owners, forest product professionals, and students for a day-long event focusing on mass timber innovations and their potential applications in the construction industry for Mississippi and the U.S. South. This is the first event of its kind in the southeast region of the U.S.

 

Presenters:

  • INDUSTRY: Scott Jones, CEO, Forest Landowners Association
  • FABRICATION: Steve Shrader, President, Euclid Timber Frames
  • INNOVATION: Kenneth Kim, Principal, MOREMAS
  • ARCHITECTURE: Tom Chung, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

 

Click here to register and learn more

 

Webinar: A Roadmap to Tall Timber Structures: Design, Approval, Construction

A Roadmap to Tall Timber Structures: Design, Approval, Construction


Date: On Demand

 

Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW

 

A movement is growing to use heavy and mass timber as primary structural materials for medium-height and tall buildings, in large part because timber is renewable, stores carbon and is energy efficient. New structural wood products, including cross-laminated timber, are also fueling this movement.

 

This webinar will give developers, owners, architects, engineers and contractors tips on how to go about creating timber buildings taller than four or five stories.

 

Panelists:

David Barber, Principal | Fire - Arup

Jeff Morrow, Program Manager, Construction - Lendlease

Thomas Robinson, Founding Principal - Lever Architecture

 

Moderator:

Nadine Post, Editor-at-Large, Buildings - Engineering News-Record 

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the various types of heavy and mass-timber structural materials and systems used in the design of tall timber frames
  • Identify sustainability advantages and the general design challenges/opportunities of using heavy/mass timber as a structural system for a tall building
  • Determine a strategy for approvals and permitting of a tall timber building, including meeting the intent of the life safety codes through performance-based fire engineering
  • Evaluate approaches from a veteran builder to manage the construction of a building with a tall timber frame
  • Can't attend live? Register to view the webinar on-demand!

Register for this Webinar

Texas Wood Solutions Fair

Date: September 14, 2016

 

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm CDT

 

Cost: Free

 

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas
 

Wood Solutions Fairs are FREE multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits (one per attended seminar).  AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.

 

Click Here to Register

 

ROOM 1

 

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

From Isolated Pavilions to Boutique Hotels: The Power of Wood Solutions

Tenna Florian, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Lake|Flato Architects, Michael Britt, AIA, LEED AP BD+C,Lake|Flato Architects

 

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Building the Hines T3 Office: Seven Stories of Success

Lucas Epp, BASc, StructureCraft

 

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

More with Less: An Overview of the First CLT Hotel in the US

Jeff Morrow, Lend Lease

 

ROOM 2

 

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Advancements in Force Transfer around Openings for Wood-Framed Shear Walls

Karyn Beebe, PE, LEED AP, APA

 

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM

The Role of Control Layers in Building Enclosure Design

Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

 

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM

International Building Code Essentials for Wood Construction

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB, M. ASCE, American Wood Council

 

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Advanced Detailing Techniques for Building Enclosures

Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

 

AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Introduction to the American Wood Council’s 2012 NDS® and 2008 SDPWS

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB, M. ASCE, American Wood Council

 

ROOM 3

 

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Exposed Wood in Fire-Resistive Applications

David Barber, Arup

 

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50

Lateral Design of Mid-Rise Wood Structures for Wind Loads

Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks

 

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Construction of Large Low-slope Roofs: Faster, Safer, Lower Cost

Peter “Hoppy” Post, Panelized Structures Inc.

 

Click Here to Register

Greenbuild 2016: Iconic Green in Los Angeles, California

reThink Wood at Greenbuild 2016

Come visit reThink Wood in LA at Greenbuild 2016. We'll be at booth #2035, where you can come and ask questions, meet experts, get CEUs, and learn about innovative wood building.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The green building community gathers to share ideals and mutual passion at Greenbuild, sparking a contagious buzz throughout the week. 

 

2016 SHOW DATES:
Expo: Oct. 5-6 | Conference: Oct. 5-7

 

2016 EXPO HOURS:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Wednesday, October 5
10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Thursday, October 6

Click here to Learn More