Mass Timber Goes Mainstream (Webinar)Name: Mass Timber Goes Mainstream (Webinar)Date: January 25, 2022Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM ESTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:
Mass Timber/CLT gains ground as more owners and designers meet sustainability goals and recognize its ability to reduce embodied carbon in the built environment. In the U.S.more than a hundred projects have been constructed recently using mass timber and hundreds more are in design. The Ascent Tower (pictured above) is currently the tallest mass timber building in the world - more here. Our panel has significant experience to share. Join us for an interactive discussion!
Tom S. Chung FAIA LEED BD+C is a Principal at Leers Weinzapfel Associates, recipient of the national AIA Firm Award. Tom designs buildings to be welcoming, transparent, and sustainable, reflecting the values of diversity, democracy, and care for the environment. His projects include the John W. Olver Design Building at University of Massachusetts Amherst and Adohi Hall at University of Arkansas, both pioneering examples of mass timber architecture in the US.
Tom is a national leader in mass timber design and speaks frequently at conferences and workshops throughout the country on this subject. As an educator, Tom teaches graduate design studios on mass timber design and in the studio, is a mentor to the next generation of architects. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in the US, Tom received his degrees in Architecture from University of Virginia and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
Marc Rivard, PE, SE, is a Regional Director at WoodWorks, a non-profit providing education and free technical support related to the design, engineering and construction of commercial and multi-family wood buildings in the U.S. Marc is a licensed Structural and Professional Engineer in California, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UMass Amherst. Prior to WoodWorks, he was a Senior Structural Engineer involved primarily with seismic design and analysis of new and existing buildings. Marc has experience providing structural calculations, plans, specifications, construction administration and structural plan review services for a wide range of building types, including multi-family/mixed-use, education, commercial, office, institutional, and military.
Alejandro Fernandez is a Senior Project Engineer with Thornton Tomasetti. With training in both engineering and architecture, Alejandro has been involved in the design of numerous residential, hospitality and commercial buildings both internationally and in North America. He specializes in the use of mass timber as a construction material and continues to explore his findings on several notable timber projects in the United States, among them Ascent, currently the tallest mass timber building in the world.
Alejandro earned a Masters in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as a Masters in Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, France, and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in Spain.
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