This reThink Wood webinar explores innovative uses of wood in building design, focusing on mass timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT), and profile two unique projects that embody the aesthetic, environmental, and structural strengths of wood as a building material.
Presented by Tom S. Chung, Brian Court, and Joseph Mayo
Education credits will be awarded.
The Binational Softwood Lumber Council has released the Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) U.S. Design and Construction Guide, a first-of-its-kind manual for the U.S. design and construction community. The NLT Guide was conceived and prepared by skilled practitioners who are each dedicated to advancing high-quality timber construction across industries, typologies and geographies. Available exclusively for free download at reThinkWood.com, the guide provides direction to ensure safe, predictable and economical use of NLT, and offers practical strategies and guidance, including lessons learned from real-life projects.
Unlike other mass timber products, Nail-Laminated Timber does not require a unique manufacturing facility and can be fabricated with local dimension lumber for use in applications across sectors and building types.
- Multi-family Wood Design
- Commercial Wood Design Low- & Mid-Rise
- Wood in Schools
- Institutional Wood Design
- Green Building with Wood
- Beauty of Wood
- Wood in Government Buildings
- Durable & Adaptable Wood Structures
Wood construction is not a new concept or technology. Twenty-First Century building innovations combined with changing building codes world-wide are contributing to a wood revolution. “Wood is a renewable, carbon sequestering product that is grown naturally,” says Architect and Author Michael Green. “It provides a healthy indoor environment to work and live in that other building materials can’t. Wood offers an evolving medium that is both complex and a new frontier for design. In many respects we are taking knowledge that disappeared a century ago and revitalizing the next century of building more sustainably.”
Together with fellow Architect and Author, Jim Taggart, Green has co-authored the aptly titled “Tall Wood Buildings” book, published by Birkhåuser in English and German. The publication explains the typical construction types such as panel systems, frame and hybrid systems. The book includes 13 case studies that celebrate the beauty and specification/detail of wood buildings around the world.
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Photo courtesy: naturallywood.com and KK Law
Date: September 21. 2017
Time: 1:55PM-3:00PM Eastern
The PDF of the presentation will be posted 48 hours before the webinar and can be accessed here.
WoodWorks is hosting a mass timber case studies and design webinar series. Two US projects will be discussed through a case study format and new research on mass timber and timber-hybrid products will be presented.
July 12th: Aspen Art Museum: Design and Construction of the Wood Roof Structure—Gregory R. Kingsley, PhD, PE, KL&A, Inc. Structural Engineers and Builders
August 9th: More with Less: An Overview of the First CLT Hotel in the US—Jeff Morrow, LendLease
September 13th: Timber-Concrete Composite Floor Systems—Benton Johnson, PE, SE, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Recent advancements in mass timber technology, coupled the desire for low carbon and renewable materials, has revitalized wood structural design. The engaging aesthetic of wood coupled with the expected cost advantage for mass timber products is expected to bring wood into cityscapes.
This workshop brings together experts who have a diverse and deep knowledge of the development of the mass timber revolution in North America.
- Latest developments in Mass Timber
- Sustainable wood, sustainable forests
- Mid-rise mass timber buildings
- Recent Code and Standard changes related to Mass Timber
- Mass Timber and fire retarding wood treatments
Date: July 25, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Eberhard Center Grand Rapids, MI
Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 1:55PM-3:30 PM Eastern
12:55PM-2:30 PM Central
11:55AM-1:30 PM Mountain
10:55AM-12:30 PM Pacific
Education credits will be awarded.
The PDF of the presentation will posted 48 hours before the webinar, and can be accessed here.