Virtual Day: 2022
A virtual extension of the in-person event
Spend the morning of May 12 with the International Mass Timber Conference where we’ll continue the momentum of our popular in-person conference on our virtual platform, with even more powerful presentations and networking — all from the comfort of your office or home. Scroll down to see the agenda.
Day and Time
Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Pacific Standard Time
Cost and registration
Tickets for the virtual event are on sale now at an affordable $79. Everyone who purchases a ticket for the virtual event receives a downloadable PDF of the 2022 International Mass Timber Report.
All attendees of the recent 2022 in-person conference receive complimentary access to the May 12 virtual extension day. In-person attendees do not need to do anything at this time since your Portland registration automatically rolls into this virtual event.
Continue the mass timber conversation, virtually
- Connect and chat virtually with attendees.
- Schedule and hold virtual meetings with attendees and exhibitors.
- Browse virtual exhibit spaces.
- Build your knowledge from outstanding virtual tours and live presentations.
- Chat with attendees during the presentations and ask questions.
- In addition, attendees can watch all the videos from the virtual day for an additional 30 days after the virtual event concludes. Connect with attendees for that extra 30 days, as well.
- Eligible for 2.5 AIA CES LU/HSW, AIA course #22MTC02 and 0.3 ICC credits, ICC course #32283.
- BONUS: Recordings of the keynote presentations at the in-person event — Shigeru Ban and Jeanne Gang — and both Fireside Chats will be available for on-demand viewing at the May 12 event (and for 30 days afterward).
AGENDA: PANELS & TOURS
TIME: 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM | Pacific Standard Time
Opening remarks from Forest Business Network.
- Arnie Didier · Chief Operating Officer · Forest Business Network
Keynote Presentation: Rise — ‘We Need a Bigger Solution’
Climate Change. Affordable Housing. Social Equity. A Global Pandemic. AI. We are living through extraordinarily challenging times and facing societal shifts worthy of the description ‘existential’. In the context of these dynamics, the proving grounds of mass timber, modular construction and their associate technologies are rich in both risk and reward. Where some see a crisis, others will always see an opportunity to rise and lead forwards — for necessary disruption, new approaches, fresh voices and under-served perspectives. To navigate these waters we need to draw on the inspiration, wisdom, insight and grit of those most comfortable engaging in that disruptive space. Join us for a powerful presentation with this extraordinary group of panelists well versed in being ‘first through the wall’ and thriving in that space.
- Will Hildesley · CEO · Quicksilver Foundry
- Elizabeth Wangeci Chege · Vice Chair · World Green Building Council / Chair · Africa Regional Network at World GBC
- Dana Spain · Director of Community Relations · VBC
- Peter Coffee · VP for Strategic Research · Salesforce
CREE Buildings Virtual Tour: Siemens Campus Erlangen in Germany
Sponsored by CREE Buildings
Always wanted to visit a CREE building but never had the chance? Join us virtually as we experience the largest building project currently underway in Germany: the Siemens Campus Erlangen.
This is an ambitious project in every respect — when finished it will cover an area equivalent to an incredible 75 soccer fields. What makes it truly remarkable is that the new central reception building and four office buildings (with a total area of around 860,000 sq. ft 80,000 m2) are being built using CREE Buildings’ prefabricated, regenerative timber-hybrid system, with the whole project supported by model-based work processes (BIM — Building Information Modelling). Thanks to innovative prefabrication processes, the CREE system significantly shortens the time needed to erect the main structure, while simultaneously reducing the dust, noise, and waste generated on site compared to conventional concrete construction projects.
These new campus buildings will serve as a testament to Siemens’ ecologically responsible mindset, as well as showcasing the possibility of saving time and resources through smarter building practices.
Michael Kamenik, lead architect and global partner coordinator at CREE Buildings, will be your tour guide. He will show you the attractive campus setting with its state-of-the-art office infrastructure and buildings, punctuated with valuable technical insights. Accompanied by two experts, you will gain insights into the challenges and lessons learned during planning and construction. You’ll also get insights into the prefabrication and assembly process, as well as the main idea and decisions behind this exceptional project.
Idaho Central Credit Union Arena: A Grand Mass Timber Structure in Moscow, Idaho
The 4,000 seat multi-use Idaho Central Credit Union Arena in Moscow, Idaho, is a unique curvilinear design based on the Palouse landscape forms that surround it and brought to life through extensive daylighting. The project utilizes timber from Idaho forests for a range of systems including gluLam, DLT, and CLT. Participants will follow the key design concepts of the mass timber collaborative design process from architect’s sketch, through engineer’s analysis, to built construction. As an iterative process, the presenters will discuss the give and take that led to a better, more efficient and elegant design solution. Areas of discussion will include complex form geometries, long-span mass timber truss and frame design, mechanical, electrical and plumbing coordination, and refined connection detailing. An open Q&A will allow participants to engage on these subjects.
- Lucas Epp · Vice President Head of Engineering · StructureCraft
- Alec Holser · Partner · Opsis Architecture
Skanska Virtual Tour: Portland Airport Roof
Sponsored by Skanska
Please join us for an exciting multi-media tour of the massive new roof structure at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, USA. This virtual visit to a once-in-a-career project will give you an in-depth look at the planning, logistics, and craftsmanship that are going into the over 2 million board foot mass timber and steel roof over the expanded terminal. Since the roof is being fully prefabricated on the ground (membrane, skylights, etc) prior to moving it into place, this tour will be a unique opportunity to see the near final product close up. The tour will also share progress photos and behind the scenes details of the more than four years of planning that have prepared the team for the big move later this summer. The tour will culminate in sequence showing the plan for moving these massive sections across the runways and into place above a fully operational airport.
Industrialized Wood Housing in Northern Europe
This panel discussion asks questions about the growth of industrialized hybrid wood systems in the UK and Sweden — drivers, barriers and opportunities. Join international experts making multi-unit offsite construction and mass timber and volumetric modular housing a reality everyday, and how the US can foster an industrialized wood construction culture.
- Ryan Smith · Director, School of Design and Construction; Partner, MOD X · Washington State University
- Sandra Frank · Marketing director and co-founder · Arvet
- David Crawford · Director · CCG OSM
- Mila Duncheva · Business Development Manager UK & Ireland · Stora Enso Building Solutions
Closing remarks from Forest Business Network.
- Arnie Didier · Chief Operating Officer · Forest Business Network