Join us for an engaging and informative webinar that delves into the evolving landscape of incorporating mass timber into affordable housing projects. We will explore the possibilities and showcase successful projects and strategies that have made mass timber a viable and cost-competitive option for this typology. Our expert panel will provide valuable insights, unlocking the potential of mass timber and exploring how it can revolutionize the affordable housing sector. Among the topics for discussion will be:
- Understanding mass timber: Learn about different types of mass timber construction, their properties, and benefits.
- Cost considerations: Explore the economic factors associated with mass timber versus concrete and steel, including potential cost savings and efficiencies.
- Design strategies: Discover innovative techniques that optimize mass timber usage in affordable housing, creating functional and sustainable living spaces.
- Overcoming barriers: Address common concerns and misconceptions surrounding mass timber, including regulations and financing options.
- Successful case studies: Gain inspiration and practical knowledge from real-world examples of affordable housing developments that effectively incorporated mass timber.
The webinar will culminate with a brief question and answer session where attendees will have the opportunity to pose relevant inquiries to our expert panel.
- Identify the different types of mass timber construction, including cross-laminated timber (CLT), glulam beams, and other innovative timber products, and evaluate their properties, structural capabilities, and potential benefits for affordable housing developments.
- Analyze the cost considerations and potential economic benefits associated with the use of mass timber versus traditional concrete in affordable housing projects, including reduced construction timelines, labor requirements, and material costs.
- Assess real-world examples of affordable housing developments that have effectively utilized mass timber, including the challenges, opportunities, and strategies that led to successful integration and cost competitiveness.
- Explore innovative design strategies and techniques that optimize the use of mass timber in affordable housing developments while meeting environmental, aesthetic, and functional objectives.