In this session, Joe Mayo of Mahlum Architects explores mass timber from an architectural perspective. He uses case studies to talk through how wood buildings whose wood structure is artfully highlighted can connect local communities with their environments and how they can be used creatively to meet a range of project goals. He also delves into the evolution of building codes using the International Building Code and Washington State code development as examples of how concerns about fire and moisture safety are being addressed.
This webinar will be of interest to a wide audience within the building industry, in particular architects, designers, contractors, and developers who are interested in learning about the design and construction of mass timber enclosures.
You’ll Learn About:
1. Recognizing potential carbon impacts related to the use of mass timber.
2. How wood elements are used to support cultural and social goals.
3. Applying information from case studies to identify solutions for ensuring structural soundness and durability.
4. Comparing past, current, and future code requirements regarding the safe use of mass timber.