• Graham Finch
    RDH Building Science


The push towards low energy and low carbon has led to rapid innovation in mass timber, including the development of cutting-edge prefabricated façade systems for tall wood buildings. This presentation will discuss the evolution of prefabricated systems, drawing on case studies to show the scale of progress and opportunity in this sector. Case studies will include groundbreaking projects such as Canada’s Earth Tower, a mixed-use Passive House project of up to 40 stories, currently being developed in Vancouver, Canada. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how prefab mass timber facades can achieve carbon and energy goals while meeting stringent fire and durability requirements.

This webinar will be of interest to architects, builders, building developers, and others in the industry.

You’ll Learn About:

1. Recognizing the unique benefits of mass timber facade systems for carbon and thermal performance as well as fire protection.

2. Why prefabrication is essential to these systems to ensure fire protection and construction moisture management.

3. Key principles of building science and façade engineering to evaluate the many prefabricated mass timber systems available.

4. Mass timber assemblies and details that have successfully balanced engineering, aesthetic, and sustainability considerations, including Passive House requirements, to achieve constructable, durable, high-performance facades.

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