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347 - The Big Buzz on Tall Wood

Speaker(s):
• Sherry Mundell | Structural Engineer | WoodWorks
Date: 11/09/2017 | Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: 9B
LUHs: 1 | HSW: Yes | ADA: No | GBCI: No | SD: Yes
Capacity: Unlimited
Through October 02: $0.00
Through November 03: $0.00
Onsite November 03: $0.00

Description
As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate worldwide, many U.S. architects are considering how to leverage wood’s sustainability and other advantages through their own tall wood designs. Intended as a practical overview for those interested in pursuing wood’s potential, this presentation will cover the “who, what, when and where” of mass timber buildings. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, existing tall wood projects will be used to illustrate mass timber and hybrid components, high-rise structural design concepts, and lessons learned regarding cost and schedule. Topics will also include building code avenues for alternate designs, and available resources and support.

*Course marked "SD" may qualify for Sustainable Design for the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.