3 AIA HSW CEUs
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.
Putting the “mass” in mass timber, manufacturers across North America are driving innovation in the production and fabrication of wood architectural components. Three experts will discuss their new products and recent design collaborations to give a sense for where timber goes from here.