Process, Practice, Performance
This project evaluates off-site solid timber production processes in the international solid timber industry. The Solid Timber Construction (STC) projects documented herein provide a test bed to evaluate project performance metrics attributed to off-site construction. This study also evaluates the contingent qualitative environmental, organizational and technological contextual factors related to STC.
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.
Prepare construction documents faster by leveraging available details related to light-frame wood construction.
Date: 16 September 2015
Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
This session will cover principles and strategy for effective navigation of the building permit process when materials or designs don't comfortably fit with conventional code application, as well as the use of permit streamlining for more effective and efficient processing. Alternate Materials and Means Requests (AMMR) can be used for various reasons including: use of innovative products and systems, new design concepts, complex geometries, code conundrums, political problem solving and the resolution of interpretation differences. Successful project examples will be used to demonstrate how to approach the AMMR process and demystify the concept of an alternate design. In addition, the landscape of permit streamlining concepts will be outlined, with a focus on streamlining approaches that can engage design professionals on the 'public' side of the counter in a project's ultimate success.
Speaker: Michael Malinowski, AIA, Applied Architecture, Inc.
Michael F. Malinowski has been providing adaptive historic re-use, urban infill, affordable housing, sing family residential, and commercial revitalization design solutions for 34 years as principal of Applied Architecture Inc, Sacramento, CA. Mike has been active with Permit Streamlining for nearly two decades; including Chair of the City of Sacramento's Development Oversight Commission.
Join at 10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 1pm Eastern
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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
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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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