Pre-Conference Workshops

BASICS WORKSHOP

A Comprehensive Introduction to Mass Timber Design

Presented by WoodWorks

Attendees can Earn 3.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3.5 PDH credits or 0.35 ICC credits.

  • Cost: $175
  • Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Oregon Ballroom 204, Oregon Convention Center
  • Credits: Announced early 2024

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NOTE: This is an optional event and must be purchased separately from any attendee passes. Only available to those who purchase a Full or 1-Day pass to the conference. The workshops occur simultaneously with the building & facility tours on the same day, so participants must choose one or the other. You can purchase a workshop ticket on pg. 3 of the registration form.

As mass timber transitions from novelty to mainstream, more architects and engineers are finding they need a full systems understanding of the unique design considerations associated with these types of structures. Intended for those new to mass timber design, or those looking to refresh their design knowledge, this workshop will take a step-by-step approach to the practical design and engineering of mass timber buildings. Breakout sessions at the 2024 International Mass Timber Conference will examine specific design and construction topics in depth, and this pre-conference workshop will equip attendees with the baseline experience needed to expand their knowledge in the main track sessions and start their own mass timber designs. Topics will include mass timber products, code compliance, fire resistance, new tall mass timber construction types, structural design and layout, connection detailing, acoustics, MEP integration, and more. Project examples throughout will also highlight and emphasize design solutions implemented on real structures.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify construction types within the International Building Code where a mass timber structure is permitted.
  • Discuss the impacts of construction type on required fire-resistance ratings of structural elements, noting how these ratings impact member spans and grids.
  • Demonstrate structural design steps for members and connections in common mass timber framing systems.
  • Highlight effective methods of integrating MEP services in a mass timber building and discuss their relative impacts on cost, aesthetics, occupant comfort, and future tenant renovations.

Education Credits

Attendees can Earn 3.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3.5 PDH credits or 0.35 ICC credits

Agenda

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Format

3.5 hours of education total with two 15 minute breaks.


ADVANCED WORKSHOP

Advancements in Timber: Cutting-Edge Mass Timber Research and Design

Presented by WoodWorks

Attendees can Earn 2.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.5 PDH credits or 0.25 ICC credits.

  • Cost: $175
  • Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Time: 1:15 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Oregon Ballroom 203, Oregon Convention Center
  • Credits: Announced early 2024

REGISTER NOW

NOTE: This is an optional event and must be purchased separately from any attendee passes. Only available to those who purchase a Full or 1-Day pass to the conference. The workshops occur simultaneously with the building & facility tours on the same day, so participants must choose one or the other. You can purchase a workshop ticket on pg. 3 of the registration form.

This fast-moving workshop is tailored for design professionals seeking to stay at the forefront of mass timber. Speakers will dive deep into the cutting-edge realms of research, testing, and design, exploring the latest innovations advancing the mass timber industry. Led by research professionals, practitioners, industry experts, and thought leaders, participants will gain insights into topics such as advanced timber techniques, structural optimization, and fire design. From understanding the nuances of hybrid timber systems to leveraging the potential of emerging materials, attendees will be equipped with knowledge and inspiration to tackle ambitious projects and redefine the possibilities of modern timber construction.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the latest advancements in mass timber research and testing methodologies, noting practical applications under code-compliant buildings.
  • Gain insights into digital tools and computational design strategies specific to mass timber, empowering attendees to optimize structural performance and create innovative, efficient timber structures.
  • Highlight advanced research and understanding of the fire performance of mass timber elements in mid-rise and high-rise structures.
  • Review cutting-edge hybrid timber systems, enabling participants to confidently address complex design challenges and incorporate diverse timber solutions into their projects.

Education Credits

Attendees can Earn 2.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.5 PDH credits or 0.25 ICC credits.

Agenda

Click to see the list of presentations and speakers

Format

2.5 hours of education total with one 15 minute break.