Woodworks: Mass Timber in the Midwest: Value and Distinction Through the Lens of Two Projects, September 12, Kansas City, MO

  • 12 September 2019
  • Start time : 08:30 AM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : AIA Kansas City
  • Event Location : McCormick & Schmick’s, 448 West 47th Street Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 64112, United States
Mass Timber In the Midwest, Kansas City, MO
Event Description

Inspiration for building designs comes in many forms. For some, the desire to use mass timber is anchored in its sustainability and light carbon footprint. For others, speed of construction and aesthetics are the driving factors. This panel presentation will examine its use from multiple perspectives. Beginning with a baseline of practical knowledge, it will cover building code allowances, and design and detailing steps for fire resistance, acoustics, construction type selection, structural grid, and more. From there, two architects will share their insights through the lens of completed mass timber projects: The University of Arkansas Stadium Drive Student Residence Hall in Fayetteville, AR and the East Grand office building in Des Moines, IA. They’ll discuss key issues from design through construction, including fire and life safety, code-compliance, material procurement, design trade coordination, and construction efficiency.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • AIA Kansas City
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Mark Bartlett, PE, WoodWorks
      Tom S. Chung AIA LEED BD+C, Leers Weinzapfel Associates
      Khalid Khan, Assoc. AIA, Neumann Monson Architects
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Earn 3 AIA/CES LUs (HSW), 3 PDH credits or 0.3 ICC credits.
  • Cost
    • $30
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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