Skip to content

Mass Timber Design + Construction in the Northeast (Virtual)

  • COST

    $40 BSA Members | $80 non-Members

  • TYPE





    1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits available.

Mass Timber has emerged as a viable alternative building material due to advancements in wood technologies, code updates and carbon reduction strategies. This presentation will include an overview of efficient timber design, climate smart wood, project delivery methods, cost estimating and procurement.

Objectives include:

  • Explore the use of Mass Timber design in the Northeast.
  • Identify principles of efficient timber design and examine code and standard updates relevant to mass timber locally and nationally.
  • Recognize the differences of timber being sourced and what climate smart wood means for environmental health.
  • Review the sustainability considerations of mass timber including embodied carbon and healthier materials.

As the interest in using mass timber as a building material increases in the Northeast, so too does the research and case studies concerning timber design and related carbon reduction strategies. Developing a more critical comprehension of current research and best practices around this building material is important to ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of building users and occupants. Increased use of mass timber as a building material also presents an opportunity to mitigate the impact of the industry on climate change.

Aaron Malone P.E. | Principal, LeMessurier
Suzanne Robinson P.E., LEED AP | Director of Sustainability, LeMessurier
Ian Neill P.E. | Principal, LeMessurier

This session is part of the BSA Summer CE Workshop series, which provides opportunities to earn HSW credits before the state licensing deadline on August 31. Stay up to date on industry issues with these professional workshops, offered Tuesday, August 1 through Thursday, August 10, 2023. BSA members save 50 percent and have their credits reported on their AIA transcript.