This webinar is part of the Wood Structures Academy.
Whether designing all mass timber projects, or finding hybrid solutions where mass timber and other structural systems work together, a mass timber structure can provide a wide range of benefits for designers, builders, and ultimately building owners in mid-size office buildings.
Incorporating innovative wood systems into new and retrofit projects is an ideal way to achieve sustainability goals while satisfying code and aesthetic requirements. Mass timber's light weight and offsite prefabrication enable an efficient. timely. and exacting installation. These benefits allow for tighter construction schedules, fewer disruptions to occupants or communities, and reduced embodied carbon and job site waste
This AlA-accredited continuing education webinar is tailored for architects and engineers seeking advanced knowledge in designing and implementing mid-sized new commercial buildings and office retrofits using innovative wood structural systems.
- Identify the natural benefits of mass timber that help support environmental and sustainable goals for a building project.
- List the attributes of mass timber that can help reduce both the embodied and occupied carbon footprint of a mid-sized commercial building.
- Recognize the design benefits of specifying mass timber products when trying to achieve sustainable and aesthetic goals in commercial office retrofits.
- Discuss how mass timber and innovative wood products can be an ideal choice for mid-sized commercial office building projects where attention to detail is critical to satisfy environmental goals.