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 in Clermont—is a three-story, 29,000-square-foot Class A office building that is unlike any other in the state. In this session, the project architect will discuss the design and construction of this groundbreaking project. Topics will include fire-resistance and acoustics, interfacing with building officials and permitting, material procurement, construction sequencing and more.

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