09 Sep '17, 12am

Mass timber: Tall wood buildings for high-performance design (USGBC Northern California)

In this series, speakers from USGBC Northern California ’s GreenerBuilder conference , held July 13, 2017, at the Zero Net Energy Center in San Leandro, share insights from their sessions. Interested in supporting GreenerBuilder 2018 as an event sponsor or exhibitor? Please contact Brenden McEneaney . Building with mass timber is relatively new to the United States, and particularly to Northern California; the session served as an introduction to the material and basics of construction, set the context for the role of mass timber in sustainable design and high-performance buildings and presented lessons learned from an experienced developer. The basics The term "mass timber construction" or "tall wood construction" is different from light-wood frame, stick-frame or even heavy timber post-and-beam structures. Mass timber usually refers to timber products engineered for load...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/mass-timber-tall-wood-buil...

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