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: April 7 2015
Venue: Del Frisco's - Washington DC
This is the first of two Lunch Seminars offered during the 2nd Quarter of 2015 in the MidAtlantic Region. Each event offers two 1-hour sessions presented by Terry Pattillo, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director.
Lunch is included in the cost.
On-site Check-in: 9:00 am
Workshop Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm
Is Wood a Sustainable Construction Material Choice?
This course will examine how the use of wood as a structural material in buildings contributes to their environmental performance. Attendees will learn how to quantify the sustainability of their building designs through life cycle assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Discussion will include the impact of wood on a building’s carbon footprint, and the effects of timber harvesting practices on North American forests over the past 100 years. Wood-based framing systems and details will be presented to demonstrate material and energy-efficient options available, including alternate systems and techniques such as cross laminated timber (CLT) and above-code performing walls.
WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for two HSW credits.
Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for their participation.
Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.