Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
The 2020 U.S. Census reported that less than 50% of the nation’s 3,100+ counties experienced an increase in population, while 81% of metropolitan areas grew over the past 10 years. The latest statistics paint a picture of increasing urbanization across the country. Today, the U.S. has a shortage of 7.2 million affordable housing units and high density, multi-family housing is in record demand. To address this crisis and become less automobile- and carbon-dependent, the country must densify its metro areas so more people can afford to live in the communities where they work.
Increasingly, the AEC industry is responding to the housing crisis with innovations in timber construction. This webinar will explore timber case studies that have achieved fast, efficient, and low-carbon construction of affordable multi-family housing, increasing density through trends like prefab, urban infills and overbuilds, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion.
- Identify opportunities to increase housing density through trends like prefabricated construction, urban infills/overbuilds, and adaptive reuse
- Recognize the carbon benefits of engineered wood products
- Explain how designing and building with engineered wood products can impact speed of construction
- Summarize updates to the 2021 IBC that allow for taller wood construction