Design Strategies for Affordable Mass Timber Multi-Family Housing  webinar

September 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wood Works

How can you utilize mass timber to provide effective and sustainable affordable multi-family housing?

WoodWorks will host a Design Strategies for Affordable Mass Timber Multi-Family Housing  webinar on September 20th from 1 to 2 pm.

This webinar will explore the essential design decisions for achieving cost-effective and sustainable solutions in mass timber multi-family housing projects.

Our expert panel will explain the fundamental principles behind successful mass timber housing project design, from structural innovations to efficient material utilization. The panel will include Andrew Ruff of Gray Organschi Architecture, Michael Scancarello from Odeh Engineers, and Jeff Spiritos from Spiritos Properties

Starting with a review of how mass timber multi-family projects can approach strategic design decisions related to fire-resistance, acoustics, construction type, unit sizing, structural grid and floor slab spans, building science and enclosure, MEPF integration, and more, the webinar will then delve into an in-depth case study of the groundbreaking Dixwell project in New Haven, CT.

This four-story all-mass timber passive house project will create 69 units in total, providing much-needed housing for New Haven, most of which will be for those at 60% AMI or lower. The design team will demonstrate how they applied strategic design considerations and utilized design iterations to turn vision into reality.

Whether you are new to mass timber, an experienced architect, developer, engineer, contractor, or simply passionate about sustainable construction, this webinar promises to be a stimulating and enlightening journey into the world of cost-effective mass timber design.


To take part in this webinar, register at  Design Strategies for Affordable Mass Timber Multi-Family Housing  – WoodWorks | Wood Products Council