Due to their high strength, dimensional stability and positive environmental performance, mass timber building products are quickly becoming materials of choice for sustainably-minded designers. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the variety of mass timber products available, including glue-laminated timber (glulam), cross laminated timber (CLT), nail laminated timber (NLT), heavy timber decking, and other engineered and composite systems. Applications for the use of these products under modern building codes will be discussed, and examples of their use in U.S. projects reviewed. Mass timber’s ability to act as both structure and exposed finish will also be highlighted, as will its performance as part of an assembly, considering design objectives related to structural performance, fire resistance, acoustics, and energy efficiency. Other topics will include detailing and construction best practices, lessons learned from completed projects and trends for the increased use of mass timber products in the future.
Attendees will receive 2 hours of Continuing Education.
- Identify mass timber products available in North America and consider how they can be used under current building codes and standards.
- Review completed mass timber projects that demonstrate a range of applications and system configurations.
- Discuss benefits of using mass timber products, including structural versatility, prefabrication, ligther carbon footprint, and reduced labor costs.
- Highlight possibilities for the expanded use and application of mass timber in larger and taller buildings.
About the Speaker
Archie Landreman - Regional Director
WoodWorks - Wood Products Council
Archie lives in Racine, Wisconsin and is the North Central Regional Director for WoodWorks. He has been with WoodWorks for over thirteen years, since it’s inception. He has been active in the wood and structural building component industry for fifty years. He has extensive experience with lumber, timber, structural wood panels, prefabricated wall panels, wood trusses, engineered wood products, mass timber and structural insulated panels. He has held various sales and sales management positions in the wood truss and engineered wood products industry.
Archie has assisted on hundreds of projects. These are a few Mass Timber buildings: Ascent in Milwaukee, T-3 in Minneapolis, MSU S.T.E.M. in Lansing, MI, 1036 West Fulton Market in Chicago and 111 E Grand in Des Moines.
Archie is an active and participating member of the American Institute of Architects, Association of Licensed Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, Forest Products Society, Structural Engineers Associations, National Frame Builders Association, Structural Building Component Association, Structural Insulated Panel Association and collaborates with the Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin and several universities.