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Massachusetts Timber Construction: Products, Performance, and Design

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News
Featured speakers: John Nunnari, Executive Director of AIA/MA
Felix Zemel, Technical Director, DPS /BBRS, or Tom Riley, BBRS Staff
A report on codes and regulatory activities including the status of pending bills and Building Code / regulatory changes under review by the Governor's Office under Exec Order 562.

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Presentation
Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance, and Design
Guest Speaker: Marc Rivard, PE, New England Regional Director for WoodWorks
(Wood Products Council)
Due to their high strength, dimensional stability and positive environmental performance, mass timber building products are quickly becoming materials of choice for sustainably-minded designers.
This presentation will provide a detailed look at the variety of mass timber products available, including glue-laminated timber (glulam), cross laminated timber (CLT), nail laminated timber (NLT), heavy timber decking, and other engineered and composite systems.
Applications for the use of these products under modern building codes will be discussed, and examples of their use in U.S. projects reviewed. Mass timber’s ability to act as both structure and exposed finish will also be highlighted, as will its performance as part of an assembly, considering design objectives related to structural performance, fire resistance, acoustics, and energy efficiency.
Other topics will include detailing and construction best practices, lessons learned from completed projects and trends for the increased use of mass timber products in the future.

If any questions, contact Drake Jacobs AIA, Chair

Credits are provided by the speaker.

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