The US building design and construction community is facing an unprecedented confluence of factors driving change. The need for sustainable, urban construction has never been higher. At the same time, building codes are evolving in significant ways to recognize new materials and technologies that allow mass timber and wood-frame buildings at heights and scales previously unattainable. Meanwhile, disruptions as a result of COVID-19 have increased the need for cost-effective, efficient solutions.
With an emphasis on the eastern half of the country, this virtual symposium will combine market data, project examples, and practical knowledge on the design and construction of modern wood buildings. Mass timber and innovative light-frame projects are changing our understanding of what’s possible, and can help meet sustainability, cost and other objectives—but design and details must be carefully thought out and implemented for projects to be successful. Join us for a dynamic mix of speakers and panel topics tailored to building designers, developers and contractors. Learn from project case studies, and get the knowledge you need to utilize innovative wood systems.