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Mass Timber + Facade Innovation

BEC
November 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location
Virtual Event via Zoom
Posted by Jeff Diqui

Location:

This will be hosted as a virtual event via zoom.  Event invitation will include a registration link.

Schedule (BEC- Chicago Annual Chair Event): 

  • 6:00 – 7:30 – Program & Q/A

AIA CREDIT: Yes

DESCRIPTION:

With energy codes driving towards lower carbon and increasing pressures for fast and simple installation, the growing crop of mass timber structures popping up across the US are increasingly being clad with mega panelized façade systems seeking to incorporate high levels of thermal control, low embodied carbon, and fast speed of installation. Manufacturers are quickly evolving to lessons learned and further seek to push towards dry-jointed systems to maximize reliability. In this ever-evolving landscape, this presentation will use a series of projects incorporating mass timber facades and to discuss how to de-risk innovative façade projects incorporating mass timber on mid- and high-rise projects. We will review several case studies to break down the specific components and challenges, show how the industry is addressing them, and how you can gain the knowledge you need to get your next mass timber project to the finish line.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Explain the important characteristics of mass timber that allow for energy- and cost-efficient design, and key strategies for taking advantage of these characteristics.
  • Understand the relative embodied and operational carbon impacts of unitized façade systems.
  • Communicate the development process and de-risking activities associated with developing new and innovative façade systems.
  • Explore several North American case studies of large-format facades on mid- and high-rise mass timber buildings.

PRESENTER BIO: 

Colin Shane is a Professional Engineer in the United States and Canada and leads RDH’s team in the Western United States. Colin has a broad knowledge of building construction and applies building science principles to analyze and design durable, energy-efficient building enclosures. He shares his experience by regularly speaking about topics related to building science and building enclosure engineering at events across the United States and contributes to industry organizations with the aim of making buildings better.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION:

For BEC Chicago members, an invite with REGISTRATION LINK will be sent out approximately 7 to 10 days in advance of event. For non-BEC Chicago members interested in attending virtually, you may contact Jeff Diqui at jdiqui@imiweb.org to request an invite. The invitation will include a REGISTRATION LINK.