March 18 + 19

Earn 10 AIA HSW CEUs

Ask any architect or engineer—timber is growing (no pun intended) on everyone. Mass timber construction is on the rise from the Pacific Northwest to the Deep South, promising new potentialities in tactile design and engineering; all while offering aesthetically pleasing solutions to sustainability goals. TimberCon 2021, hosted in partnership with the Mass Timber Institute will foreground exemplary timber projects across North America; identify best-case practices for their assembly; and spotlight emerging technologies within this exciting field.

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SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE

Alan Organschi

Partner

Gray Organschi

KEYNOTE

Andrew Lawrence

Associate Director & Global Timber Specialist

Arup

SPEAKER

Ryan McClanaghan

Associate

DIALOG

SPEAKER

Matthew Covall

Senior Associate

Perkins&Will

SPEAKER

Lucas Epp

Director of Engineering and 3D Management

StructureCraft

SPEAKER

Alec Holser

Partner

Opsis Architecture

SPEAKER

Robert Jackson

Associate

Fast + Epp

SPEAKER

Anne Koven

Executive Director

Mass Timber Institute

SPEAKER

Vince Lee

Associate Partner

Rogers Partners

SPEAKER

Anne Monnier

Principal

KPFF Consulting Engineers

SPEAKER

Harriett Burdett-Moulton

Harriett Burdett-Moulton

SPEAKER

Brian Porter

Principal

Two Row Architect

SPEAKER

Aaron Schiller

Design Principal

Schiller Projects

SPEAKER

Kristin Slavin

Director of Building Innovations

Sidewalk Labs

SPEAKER

Eladia Smoke

Principal

Smoke Architecture

SPEAKER

Mike Yorke

President

Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario

MODERATOR

Dr. Patricia Layton

Director

Wood Utilization + Design Institute Clemson University

MODERATOR

Samuel Medina

Executive Editor

The Architect's Newspaper

MODERATOR

Robert Wright

Interim Dean of Daniel Faculty School of Architecture, Landscape and Design

Mass Timber Institute

MODERATOR

Emmett Snyder

Project Manager

Mass Timber Institute

MODERATOR

Katie Angen

Program Manager

The Architect's Newspaper

AGENDA

DAY 1 - MARCH 18
11:00 AM ET - 11:10 AM ET
  • Dionne Darling

    VP of Brand Partnerships

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Robert Wright

    Interim Dean of Daniel Faculty School of Architecture, Landscape and Design

    Mass Timber Institute

11:10 AM ET - 12:10 PM ET
  • Alan Organschi

    Partner

    Gray Organschi

  • MODERATOR Robert Wright

    Interim Dean of Daniel Faculty School of Architecture, Landscape and Design

    Mass Timber Institute

12:10 PM ET - 12:40 PM ET
  • Encapsulated or not? Fire engineering a range of heights
  • Rosboro X-Rim: Glulam Rim Board and Fire Detailing
12:40 PM ET - 1:40 PM ET
Structural timber is increasingly common across a breadth of building scales. But, for better or worse, it is often deployed as a literal replacement for steel and concrete; a mirror of the ubiquitous rectilinear structural systems associated with contemporary construction. This panel will focus on two projects, 2150 Keith Drive and the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena, and how the design and engineering teams developed innovative structural systems that step outside of this box paradigm.
  • Ryan McClanaghan

    Associate

    DIALOG

  • Alec Holser

    Partner

    Opsis Architecture

  • Robert Jackson

    Associate

    Fast + Epp

  • Lucas Epp

    Director of Engineering and 3D Management

    StructureCraft

  • MODERATORKatie Angen

    Program Manager

    The Architect’s Newspaper

1:40 PM ET - 1:50 PM ET
Methods + Materials Break
1:50 PM ET - 2:20 PM ET
  • Anne Monnier

    Principal

    KPFF Consulting Engineers

  • MODERATORKatie Angen

    Program Manager

    The Architect’s Newspaper

2:20 PM ET - 2:50 PM ET
  • Indoor Environmental Quality Benefits of Access Floors
2:50 PM ET - 3:50 PM ET
The construction industry is the elephant in the room when it comes to conversations on climate change and sustainability. Mass timber is touted as a potential tool to address excesses of this sprawling economic sector; but, the question remains, what can architects and engineers do to maximize the material’s potential and the sustainability of new projects? These experts will dive into their recent projects and research on the subject, and engage in a robust discussion with audience Q&A.
  • Matthew Covall

    Senior Associate

    Perkins&Will

  • MODERATOR Dr. Patricia Layton

    Director

    Wood Utilization + Design Institute Clemson University

  • Kristin Slavin

    Director of Building Innovations

    Sidewalk Labs

3:50 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Methods + Materials Break
4:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET

1 HSW/AIA

As Mass Timber continues to gain momentum as a highly desired building construction technique, Structural Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) offers specifiers a tried and tested framework for structures of any size and configuration. Although glulam is a new concept to some, glulam products have been used reliably for generations as a cost-effective and flexible component of light and heavy-timber framing systems. Many of the Mass Timber framing systems being promoted today are based on glulam concepts that have been in use for decades. This course will highlight the reasons why glulam is the ideal solution for a wide range of Mass Timber applications and projects, and how to properly use glulam in your projects.

Through this course you will gain insight into the various uses of glulam in Mass Timber structures, capabilities of glulam manufacturing, design standards, product specification, Mass Timber detailing and construction techniques and common installation considerations.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover the advancements of glulam product offerings as a means to expand the versatility of available construction product options.
  • Evaluate how glulam products can be utilized to meet or exceed current fire rated building designs for Mass Timber and Type III construction projects.
  • Specify structural glued laminated timber in the appropriate way to get the right products for your project.
  • Acquire a broader understanding of proper wood framing techniques and glulam product specification that can add strength and economy to your projects.
  • Jared Hensley

    Director of Engineering

    Rosboro

DAY 2 - MARCH 19
11:00 AM ET - 11:10 AM ET
  • Dionne Darling

    VP of Brand Partnerships

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Anne Koven

    Executive Director

    Mass Timber Institute

11:10 AM ET - 12:10 PM ET
  • Andrew Lawrence

    Associate Director & Global Timber Specialist

    Arup

  • MODERATOR Sammy Medina

    Executive Editor/Moderator

    The Architect's Newspaper

12:10 PM ET - 12:40 PM ET
  • All timber panels without adhesive:A residential case study
  • Rosboro Laminated Decking: A Cost Competitive CLT Alternative
12:40 PM ET - 1:40 PM ET
  • Introduction By Anne Koven

    Executive Director

    Mass Timber Institute

  • Brian Porter

    Principal

    Two Row Architect

  • Harriet Burdett-Moulton

    NWTAA, FRAIC, Ph. D. (hc)

  • MODERATOR Eladia Smoke

    Principal

    Smoke Architecture

1:40 PM ET - 1:50 PM ET
Methods + Materials Break
1:50 PM ET - 2:20 PM ET
  • Mike Yorke

    President

    Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario

  • Emmett Snyder

    Project Manager

    Mass Timber Institute

2:20 PM ET - 2:50 PM ET
  • Aesthetic Benefits of Access Floors with Mass Timber
2:50 PM ET - 3:50 PM ET
Tall wood and hybrid systems are the high-profile stars of mass timber design and construction coverage. Relatively lightweight and straightforward to assemble, the material is often overlooked as a structural system for infill or overbuild development. This panel will feature detailed presentations of Schiller Projects Brooklyn Mass Timber House and Rogers Partners Nanotronics facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
  • Aaron Schiller

    Design Principal

    Schiller Projects

  • Vince Lee

    Associate Partner

    Rogers Partners

  • MODERATOR Katie Angen

    Program Manager

    The Architect’s Newspaper

3:50 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Methods + Materials Break
4:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET

1 AIA HSW Credit

The 2021 IBC will permit mass timber buildings up to 18 stories, a significant increase from the previous 6-storey limit. This presentation will address some of the unique opportunities and challenges for these buildings from a structural and building envelope perspective, including tolerances, movements, and prefabrication strategies. The presentation will also look at future possibilities in mass timber beyond 18 stories.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand typical tolerances for taller mass timber buildings and how to detail the structure to provide appropriate adjustability in the field.
  • Identify strategies for predicting structural movements, including creep deflections, vibrations, and the differential movements that occur between two structural materials in hybrid structures.
  • Understand the design criteria and constraints for anchoring cladding to a mass timber base structure.
  • Identify the benefits of prefabricated envelopes for a rapid enclosure approach.
  • Paul Carter

    B.Arch.Sc., C.E.T., CPHD Associate

    Entuitive

  • Tanya Luthi, PE

    Vice President, Structures

    Entuitive

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