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. Purchase a workshop ticket on pg. 3 of the registration form.
About the Basics Workshop...
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 2024 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.
Mass Timber Primer: Products, Codes Applications and Fire-Resistance Design
Having a baseline understanding of how mass timber fits within the prescriptive framework of the International Building Code is fundamental in being able to use it in a cost-efficient manner. This presentation will identify construction types within the IBC where a mass timber structure is permitted, and review the design of mass timber members when subject to the resulting fire-resistance rating requirements.
Structural Design: Member Sizing, Optimized Grids, Connections and Lateral Load Resistance
Once construction types and fire-resistance design needs are established, the logical next steps for a mass timber project is to select appropriate member sizes and structural grids. This presentation will demonstrate structural design steps for members and connections in common mass timber framing systems, as well as highlight where engineers can obtain material properties and design aids.
Acoustics, Vibration, MEPF Integration, Embodied Carbon and LCA
As the design of a mass timber project continues to evolve, considering early on how the impacts of other integrated criteria and systems — such as acoustics performance and MEPF integration — is essential. Avoiding “re-creating the wheel” allows teams which are new to mass timber to assess the variety of ways in which mass timber projects have addressed these issues and ultimately selecting a solution which is best for their project. This presentation will present those lessons learned, illustrating how teams can design for acoustics and integrate MEPF throughout the mass timber structure. Also included in this presentation is an introduction to embodied carbon, using LCA tools, and the concepts associated with metrics for tracking the true sustainability of construction material choices.
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