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Design & Construction Challenges During this Time of Unprecedented Change

A WOOD DESIGN SYMPOSIUM: ONLINE, TWO HALF DAYS

November 11 & 12, 2020

The building design and construction community is facing an unprecedented confluence of challenges driving change, including:
  • Rising land costs and continued demand for urban development
  • Increasing sustainability-driven goals for carbon reduction
  • Building codes that are evolving to recognize innovation wood solutions, allowing mass timber and wood-frame construction at heights and scales previously unattainable
  • Catastrophic wildfires that highlight the value of forest thinning and timber utilization
  • Added pressure from the pandemic to provide cost-effective, efficient structural solutions
Join WoodWorks for an online wood design symposium, with an emphasis on the western half of the U.S.

Hear from a dynamic mix of speakers and topics tailored to developers, building designers, contractors and sustainability consultants, including keynote speakers:

  • Billy Grayson of the Urban Land Institute presenting From Pandemics to Wildfires, Sustainability and Resiliency in 2020 (and Beyond)
  • Amy Marks of Autodesk presenting Industrialized Construction and Lean Manufacturing – Where the Ecosystem Needs to Be
Plus, optional virtual building tours of:
  • Catalyst in Spokane, WA – 5-story CLT office building
  • The Soto in San Antonio, TX – 6-story hybrid of DLT and glulam
  • One De Haro in San Francisco, CA – 4-story CLT office building
  • Railyard Flats, Sioux Falls, SD – 4-story hybrid of DLT and light-frame

THE SCHEDULE–2 HALF-DAY SEGMENTS

Day one: November 11, 2020
Getting Real with Mass Timber: Behind the deals and value proposition

Day two: November 12, 2020
Trends in Multi-Family Design: Technical details and lessons learned for wood structures

All times Pacific Standard Time

WoodWorks Opening Remarks; Environmental Benefits of Mass Timber

by Heather Strong and David Hanley, WoodWorks

Welcome & Environmental Benefits of Mass Timber

9:00 AM

Wildfire Resiliency & Timber Innovations

by Paul Hessburg, Rich Gordon, Ken Pimlott, Janelle Leafblad

Panel of expert speakers discuss the challenges associated with wildfire resiliency, how wildfires can be reduced through innovative building solutions, and creating a market for forest thinning by utilizing wood in construction. >> Details

9:30 AM

Manufacturing Partner Highlights and Break

11:00 AM

Keynote: From Pandemics to Wildfires, Sustainability and Resiliency in 2020 (and Beyond)

by Billy Grayson–Center For Sustainability and Economic Performance at Urban Land Institute

Despite 2020 being a tumultuous year, Billy will explore some of the emerging sustainability trends that have the potential to shape real estate development and investment in the years ahead.>> Details

11:20 AM

Mass Timber Spec Offices: Developers Share Business Case on Real Deals

by Melissa Kroskey, Noel Johnson & Mike Heller.

See how mass timber aligns with ESG principles and the background of the “why”,  business case trends and why timber was a good business decision for California’s Ice Block I. + Panel Q & A. >> Details

 

 

11:50 AM

Closing Remarks

by WoodWorks

12:50 PM

Virtual Building Tours: The Catalyst (WA) & The Soto (TX)

by Katerra and Michael Green Architecture; Hixon Properties, BOKA Powell Architects and LakeǀFlato Architects

Each tour will begin with a video highlighting the project’s features and interesting aspects of the design and construction, followed by a live Q&A with members of the development, design, and construction teams. >> Details

1:00 PM

WoodWorks Opening Remarks; What Can We Learn from Changing Multi-Family Markets?

by Heather Strong and Chelsea Drenick, WoodWorks

Welcome & what we can learn from the changing multi-family market

9:00 AM

Multi-Family Housing Markets, Trends and Innovations

by Kendra Halliwell, Aleeta Dene, David Ford, Brittany Porter, Prudence Ferreira.

Panel of expert speakers discuss innovative trends in multi-family construction, including modular and prefabrication, passive house and enclose durability detailing, and taller mass timber structures. >> Details

9:30 AM

Funding Partner Highlights & Break

11:00 AM

Keynote: Industrialized Construction and Lean Manufacturing – Where the Ecosystem Needs to Be

by Amy Marks, Autodesk

Begin to understand the basics of lean manufacturing and industrialized construction, including designing for manufacturing assembly. >> Details

11:20 AM

Meeting and Exceeding Code with Wood and Mass Timber: Applications and Interpretations

by Ali Fattah, Jason Smart, Samir Mokashi, Ilana Danzig & Mark Chubb.

Panel of expert speakers will discuss their experiences with code compliance and beyond, in achieving innovative wood solutions. Discussion will include performance-based design strategies, interaction with Authorities Having Jurisdiction, and other critical aspects of project approval. >> Details

11:50 AM

WoodWorks Closing Remarks

by WoodWorks

12:50 PM

Virtual Building Tours: One De Haro (CA), Railyard Flats (SD)

by WoodWorks

Each tour will begin with a video highlighting the project’s features and interesting aspects of the design and construction, followed by a live Q&A with members of the development, design, and construction teams. >> Details

1:00 PM

WHAT TO EXPECT

Knowledge Transfer

Expert speakers: market trends, project case studies, practical knowledge.

Virtual building tours

Each day offers an optional building tour and Q&A with team members.

Education Credit

3.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3.5 PDH credits or 0.35 ICC credits (per day) + 1.0 (per day) for the optional tours.

Product Info + Giveaways

Virtually “meet” leading manufacturers at the exhibit hall and enter to win one of three Yeti coolers.

PRICING

Choose the option that works best for your schedule or interests:

Day One + Building Tour
$40-50*
  • Nov 11: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 3.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3.5 PDH credits or 0.35 ICC credits
  • Attendance + tour  =  1 additional credit*

Day 1

Day Two + Building Tour
$40-50*
  • Nov 12: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 3.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3.5 PDH credits or 0.35 ICC credits
  • Attendance + tour  =  1 additional credit*

Day 2

Full Pass
$80
  • Nov 11 & 12
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • 2 Keynote Speakers
  • Building tours
  • Earn up to 9.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 9.0 PDH credits or 0.90 ICC credits

Choose Full-Event Pass

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do I get my event link?

Register for the event through EventBrite. You’ll receive an email with link instructions to access the online meeting room two days before the symposium, and again two hours prior to the start time.

Who should attend this event?

  • Developers/building owners
  • Architects
  • Developers/building owners
  • Structural engineers
  • Code officials
  • AEC educators/students
  • Anyone interested in learning about the sustainability and resiliency of wood buildings, with an emphasis on their design and construction
What payment types do you accept?

We accept Visa, Master Card & American Express.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

Cancel at least 7 days prior to the event to receive full refund (less Eventbrite fees). Cancellations after this date are non-refundable

OUR PARTNERS

Companies that manufacture mass timber and wood-frame building products support WoodWorks through our Partner Program—and it’s through the industry’s support that we’re able to offer educational events and free project assistance. Check out our Virtual Exhibit Hall to learn about wood products, ask performance and supply questions, and gain some practical knowledge you can apply to your next project.

WoodWorks Partner Exhibit Hall

Prize Giveaway!

Enter to win by visiting the Exhibit Hall

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If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond within one business day.

 

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