Thursday / June 02, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Although mass timber construction is gaining in popularity nationally and globally, there are still many barriers to the full adoption of the system. This presentation will identify the most common challenges encountered during the design and construction of mass timber systems, and will discuss how those challenges can be avoided and overcome. Our panelists have backgrounds in design, fabrication, and construction of mass timber systems and will provide viewpoints from their respective fields.
+ Identify common barriers to the adoption of Mass Timber in the US and describe how to overcome them.
+ Discuss perceived cost implications of Mass Timber over other traditional building systems.
+ Address the qualifications and availability for a local workforce to install a new system.
+ Explore some of the most common challenges encountered during the design and construction of Mass Timber systems, and how those challenges can be avoided and overcome.
- Maria Laguarda-Mallo, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA (VIATechnik)
- Calum Dodson (StructurLAM)
- Erica Sprintos (TimberLab)