Building with Mass Timber

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March 11, 2020
12:30 PM
Homewood Suites by Hilton
317 N. Rampart
New Orleans, LA 70112

March 11, 2020
Homewood Suites by Hilton
French Quarter
317 N. Rampart
New Orleans, LA 70112


The purpose of this workshop is to educate participants on how to ask for wood and understand when and where wood is the most viable and sustainable choice for construction.

The group will also emphasize the use of the latest wood product technologies, such as Cross Laminated Timber, and also sponsor discussions about the economic benefits of using wood products grown and manufactured in the South.

The workshop will begin around 12:45PM and last through 5:45PM with lunch provided.

3.5 AIA credit hours will be available.

Who should attend?

Public Building Owners (Government agency employees), the State Engineers Offices, state and county building code officials, state Associations of School Administrators, state School Boards Associations, state Associations of City and County Managers, state Municipal Associations, State School Facilities, and State Associations of Fire Chiefs. Other interested stakeholders include regional and local economic development officials and university planners and capital projects staff, and other interested state and local agencies charged with the design and construction of public buildings. This may include architects and construction firms that design and construct public buildings.

12:45 to 1:15 pm        Registration and Buffet Lunch Provided

1:25                             Welcome

1:30 pm                       Luncheon Speaker, Mass Timber Design - Beatriz Brown, BNB LLC

2 pm                            What Type of Wood Buildings ARE Right for Your Needs  – Sherry Mundell, WoodWorks

2:45                             2018/2021 Building Code Essentials and Updates – Paul Coats, American Wood Council

3:30                             Break

4 PM                            Engineering a Building with Wood/Mass Timber - What an Engineer needs to Know David Impson Britt, Peters Associates

4:45                             Sourcing Mass Timber and Other Wood Products - Working with the Manufacture Daniel Wirth, Smartlam

5:30                             Owners Perspective and Lessons Learned - Pat Layton, Clemson University

5:45                             Adjourn