ULI Oklahoma: Introduction to Mass Timber
The building industry is changing rapidly as developers respond to tenant and user demand for healthy, environmentally conscious, sustainable design and construction. An age-old building material has emerged, assembled in new ways to become a new alternative.
Rejecting the high carbon footprint of concrete and steel, Mass Timber offers fire resistance, light weight, structural integrity, exposed beauty, rapid on-site assembly, and sustainable attributes. Architects and engineers are pushing the design and structural boundaries of Mass Timber with buildings up to 14 stories in the US and a recent announcement in Canada of a Net-Zero Building, utilizing Mass Timber with cross-brace frame with tuned mass damper technology, reaching 35 stories.
Join ULI Oklahoma March 11th as manufacturing representatives, engineers, and architects discuss Mass Timber projects now underway in the southwest region of the United States. Hear what the designers, builders, and manufacturers have discovered as the pace of Mass Timber development in this part of the country increases.
Problems registering? Please call 1-800-321-5011 and reference event 8172-2105
AIA Continuing Ed Credits made possible by AIA Eastern Oklahoma:
Prerequisite Knowledge: none
HSW Justification: The health, safety and sustainability of using mass timber will be discussed in detail throughout the presentation. The benefits on the welfare of students, faculty, and surrounding communities are far greater in using mass timber as opposed to steel or concrete for buildings.