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Mass Timber is Coming

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News
Featured speakers:
John Nunnari, Executive Director of AIA/MA
(when available) John Bennett, State Building Inspector, DPS /BBRS

This is a brief report on codes and regulatory activities including the status of pending legislation and Building Code / regulatory changes of interest to Owners, Developers, Architects, and Engineers. Topics include the status of Codes by Boards that oversee areas of building construction and coordination of codes (BCCC).

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Presentation
Mass Timber is Coming
Guest Speakers:
Sean Bush, PE, Structural Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger
Brian Kuhn, Fire Protection Engineer, Code Red Consultants

For this sixth session of the 2018 Codes Committee's annual cycle of code presentations, Engineer Sean Bush of SGH and Brian Kuhn of Code Red Consultants will focus the evolving technologies of Mass Timber Construction.

This presentation will address fundamentals and drivers of mass timber construction and will focus on the structural and fire safety design challenges of mass timber. Discussion will include proposed changes to the 2021 edition of the international building code. The presentation will examine examples of mass timeber and CTL projects in the United States and abroad.

As a complement to the presentation our speaker will provide a PDF to all attendees who request it.

This meeting may also be attended via video-conferencing – but CEUs are through self-reporting. To join remotely, go to, run Zoom Launcher, and use Meeting ID: 473-355-5948

If any questions, please contact Tarica Leskiw AIA, Co-Chair.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

To learn more about the Codes Committee, visit

The co-chairs of the BSA Codes Committee are:
Tarica Leskiw AIA, CBT Architects, [email protected]
Andrew Kollar AIA, Fused Studios [email protected]
Drake Jacobs AIA, Group One Partners [email protected]

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