One of the keys to making mass timber a go-to choice for designers and viable to owners is the changing building codes. The demand to reduce our carbon footprint and the willingness of municipalities to allow for new ways of building is leading to mass timber’s big moment. Join this special Trading Notes to learn how codes have changed to accommodate rising mass timber buildings and hear from the engineers and architects working on the projects.
For well over a decade, architects and developers have focused on reducing the carbon footprint of their projects. Through a combination of highly energy-efficient building systems, site-generated energy, and creative design, net-zero buildings have become not only feasible but also practical.
Join this roundtable with AEC Leaders to discuss the challenges and commitments of the next decade and beyond as our standards are put to the test by a changing climate.
What are some of the key ways architects and designers can improve occupant comfort in a space? How do we make spaces inviting so that employees want to return to the office? And how do we address spaces where people spend prolonged periods of time, such as educational or healthcare spaces?