The Benefits of Mass Timber for Community Spaces
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With the built environment being responsible for nearly 40% of the country’s annual GhG emissions, using low-carbon mass timber systems is one way to help design a climate positive future. In addition to sustainability, aesthetics and occupant experience are often key drivers for the design of community-centric spaces such as cultural, recreational, and civic projects.
These top design firms will present case studies showing the dynamic use of mass timber for public-facing buildings and share their design and construction stories, sustainability targets, and lessons learned.
- Understand the biophilic and aesthetic benefits of designing with mass timber.
- Understand the benefits of mass timber construction systems for construction management and schedules.
- Understand the code updates and challenges associated with building with mass timber and how these are changing to accommodate larger and more complex mass timber projects.
- Understand how incorporating mass timber structural systems can help reach carbon reduction goals.
Moderator: Jack Murphy