Northeast Wood Design Symposium

26 Jul
September 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
425 Summer Street
$90 - $120
Mary Schramka
708 204-9578
Spectacular Use of Wood at UMass Design Building

Wood Works will hold its 2018 Northeast Wood Design Symposium at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel on September 26th from 8:30 am to 5 p.m.

The Wood Design Symposium is a multi-faceted, day-long educational event on the use of wood in commercial and multi-family buildings.  This symposium will highlight the rapidly rising use of Mass Timber construction.  It will include seminar tracks for Mass Timber Design Topics and Mass Timber Products & Projects



8:30 am          The Mass Timber Revolution: Removing Obstacles, Breaking Ground  — Tanya Luthi, PE, Fast + Epp

9:45 am          Correcting Misperceptions of CLT Fire Performance — David Barber,  Arup

                       Beyond CLT Building Design: Construction Documents to Construction Administration — Ashley Rao, AIA, LEED AP, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

11 am              Structural Design of Mass Timber Framing Systems — Tanya Luthi, Fast & Epp 

                       Nail-Laminated Timber & Modern Workplaces: A Developer/ Contractor Point of View — Noel Johnson, Cairn Pacific


1 pm               Knock on Wood: Acoustical Solutions in Mass Timber Structures Denis Blount, CTS-D, Associate, Arup

                        Nexus of Design & Fabrication: A Timber Case Study at Hampshire College’s R.W. Kern Center — Christopher Nielson, AIA, LEED AP, Bruner/Cott Architects &                                Chris Carbone, PE, Bensonwood

2:30 pm          Enclosure Design for Mass Timber Buildings — Colin Shane PE, MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

                        Designing with Glulam and Timber: The Art of Engineering Really Cool Structures — Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, F.SEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain

 3:45 pm       The Mass Timber Prospective: Tall Wood, Code Changes and Forest Resource Impacts — Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, and Jeff Morrow, Lendlease


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