How to Start a Mass Timber Building Design

Mass timber is a unique building material and, to set a project up for success, there are some critical decisions that should be made as early as possible. These decisions can have a big impact on cost and can either increase or limit opportunities later in design. In this video, some of these early design decisions are discussed, focusing on how to optimize projects for mass timber and how one early decision can influence others. Construction types, fire ratings, column grids and beam/panel spans, acoustics and MEP integration are all part of the conversation.

Related Resources and Further Reading:

https://www.woodworks.org/experttip/2019-efficient-structural-grid/

https://www.woodworks.org/wp-content/uploads/Wood_Solution_Paper-Fire-Design-of-Mass-Timber-Members-WoodWorks-Apr-2019.pdf

https://www.woodworks.org/wp-content/uploads/wood_solution_paper-Mass-Timber-Design-Cost-Optimization-Checklists.pdf

May 27, 2021 WoodWorks Symposium: https://symposium.woodworks.org

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