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Ascent Milwaukee: Designing the Tallest Mass Timber Building in the US

Jason Korb, Korb + Associates Architects Ascent Milwaukee is one of the most ambitious mass timber high-rise projects in the US so far—a proposed 23-story, 231-unit mixed-use complex that, while receiving positive indications from the City, continues to wind its way through the approval process. In this presentation, the project architect will provide a first-hand…

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Southern Pine Mass Timber’s Structural Performance at Wofford College

David Impson,Britt, Peters and Associates The Chandler Center for Environmental Studies, a 20,000 square foot facility hosting classrooms, laboratory space and offices on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, is an example of mass timber’s potential of sustainability and beauty. Set to open in Fall of 2020, this project features southern yellow pine…

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105,000-sf vertical mass timber expansion will cap D.C.’s 80 M Street
Office Overbuild: Building a Vertical Mass Timber Addition in DC

Tom Corrado, Hickok Cole For this vertical expansion in Washington, DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood, two mass timber-framed floors of trophy class office space are being added to an existing seven-story building. An occupied penthouse level provides additional office density as well as a roof top terrace and social space. Join this session to hear the…

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Fifty West: Mass Timber Arrives in Florida in Class A Style

Jeff Powell, Powell Studio Architecture Over the past decade, mass timber has established a significant presence across the US. With nearly 300 built projects and another 500 in design, the perception that mass timber buildings are only being constructed in the Northwest is now far from the truth. Florida’s first full mass timber project—Fifty West…

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Pier 70 - San Francisco
Pier 70 in San Francisco: The Largest Mass Timber Office Building in the US

Scott Barton-Smith, Hacker Architects A 28-acre waterfront development in San Francisco, Pier 70, will soon be home to North America’s largest mass timber office building—a 310,000-square-foot, 85-foot-high structure with six stories. In this presentation, the project architect will explain motivating factors that led to the selection of mass timber, drawing inspiration from the neighborhood’s culture…

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Innovative Building Solutions: Exceeding Objectives in Multi-Family Construction

Sharon Roscher, LP Wood framing continues to grow as the material of choice for multi-family construction. This presentation will discuss innovations in the use of value-added oriented strand board (OSB) products in applications such as optimized fire-rated assemblies and engineered wood siding designed to resist moisture, stress cracks and impact damage. Discussion will focus on…

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Lateral Design and Detailing for Wood-over-Podium Construction

Jeremiah O’Neill, H + O Structural Engineering Using the maximum allowable building heights for mid-rise construction can result in structures with five stories of wood over two stories of concrete; however, there are a number of unique design considerations for podium structures of this height. For wood superstructures, this includes gravity and lateral loads far…

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Mid-Rise Wood Construction: Navigating Codes and Detailing Assemblies

Brian Kuhn, Code Red Consultants

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Keynote: Potential impacts of COVID-19 on US Construction Market

Richard Branch, Chief Economist, Dodge Data & Analytics

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New Hampshire’s First Mass Timber Office Building: From Concept to Construction

Roger W. “Sam” Altreuter, Farley White Interests, and Jeffrey S. Tompkins

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