Pre-Conference Workshop

A Mass Timber Clinic: Introducing and Mastering Design Topics

Presented by WoodWorks

  • Cost: $125
  • Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • Time: 12:45 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Location: A Meeting Rooms 105–106, Oregon Convention Center
  • Credits: Attendees will earn 4.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 4.0 PDH credits or .04 ICC credits


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 workshop occurs simultaneously with the building & research tours on the same day, so participants must choose one or the other. You can purchase a clinic 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 this type of structure. Intended for those new to mass timber design, or those looking to refresh their design knowledge, this pre-conference workshop will take a step-by-step approach to the practical design and engineering aspects of mass timber buildings. Breakout sessions at the 2022 International Mass Timber Conference will examine specific design and construction topics in depth, and this pre-conference seminar will equip attendees with the baseline experience needed both 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 will be included throughout to highlight and emphasize design solutions implemented on real structures.

Education Credits

Attendees will earn 4.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 4.0 PDH credits or .04 ICC credits.


Session 1: Introduction & Overview

  • Products
  • Systems
  • Projects

Session 2: Code Compliance

  • Construction Types
  • Allowable Building Size
  • Tall Wood
  • Fire-Resistance

(15 minute break)
Session 3: Structural Design & Layout

  • Structural Analysis
  • Grids
  • Optimization
  • Connections
  • Vibration
  • Lateral

Session 4: Servicing Occupant Needs

  • Acoustics
  • MEP Integration


See the full conference agenda