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What’s next for mass timber? This presentation highlights the US’ legacy of timber construction and recent wood innovations, with a focus on the issues that will shape the next decade of mass timber design. Specific themes to be addressed include sustainable wood sourcing, timber’s economic benefit to rural communities, hybrid timber structures, early adoption of the 2021 IBC timber code provisions, and more integrated approaches to design and fabrication.
Once relegated for use in smaller projects, structural timber now promises to redefine skyscraper design. This panel will focus on two Toronto towers that are leading the way in this trend, with the aim of highlighting the structural intricacies at work in both. Crucially, the discussion will expound on ways these practices might be applied on building sites across North America.
As mass timber pushes the limits of tactile design and construction, it has opened up new levels of tectonic sophistication. From castings and plates to cross-laminated timber panels, architects and engineers are able to foreground joinery and structure as central aesthetic components like never before. Panelists will dig into building details to show how all the pieces come together.
From mass timber to free forms, integrated delivery methods are enabling advances in innovative and cost-effective design with timber. Engineers and consultants across North America are driving this innovation using the latest in computational design and digital fabrication techniques. Three experts will discuss advances in structural engineering, envelope design, and fabrication, using recent design collaborations to give a sense of where timber goes from here.
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This panel is sponsored by Morrison Hershfield, Spearhead, and StructureCraft.
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