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Title: Role of WoodWorks in the Technology Transfer of Mass Timber Research

Source: Presentation: 2015 Mass Timber Research Workshop, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Madison, Wisconsin; November 3-4, 2015

Author(s): Cover, Jennifer

Publication Year: 2015  View PDF »

Category: Presentations

Abstract: As the only national program dedicated to educating architects and engineers on the use of wood as a structural building material in commercial, multi-family/midrise and taller wood construction, WoodWorks plays a central role related to mass timber technology transfer. As a "go-to" resource for designers, WoodWorks helps take innovative advancements from the research environment and place them in the hands of the design community so they can be applied to real world projects, opening new markets and applications for wood products as quickly as possible. This presentation will cover the organization's multi-faceted approach to education and project support, which results in knowledgeable "wood champions" who are then well-positioned to make cost-effective material choices that reduce the carbon footprint of their projects. Examples of WoodWorks' broad efforts related to mass timber market development will be highlighted, including two national tall wood symposiums, efforts to open a market for wood use on military projects, and support for projects such as the Integrated Design Building at the University of Massachusetts, currently under construction.

Keywords: Mass Timber Research Workshop, cross laminated timber (CLT), green building, forest restoration activities

File size: 3,357 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/18/2015

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