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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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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- 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