Event Date: 
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

The TallWood Design Institute is offering its inaugural Mass Timber Intensive Summer Design-Build Workshop on June 24-30, 2018. This workshop will provide a unique, comprehensive grounding in mass timber design and construction for architects, structural engineers and construction professionals. Over an intensive seven days, participants will experience small-group presentations and discussions on mass timber manufacturing and various aspects of structural wood product performance from our research faculty at OSU Wood Science and Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, and University of Oregon Department of Architecture.  They will take a tour of a working forest to learn about what sustainable forestry entails, and will also visit timber product manufacturing facilities and mass timber buildings, guided by the people who designed the buildings and make the products. Panel presentations about recent mass timber projects will feature integrated teams of architects, engineers, construction managers, and timber fabricators so that participants can gain insights from the real-world experiences of these pioneering practitioners. There is also a strong hands-on component to the workshop. Participants will work in teams to design a small CLT structure, and jointly select a "winning" design to fabricate. The winning design will be brought into the Cadwork software environment and the entire class will then head to Riddle, Oregon, to the DR Johnson CLT manufacturing facility, where the CLT components for the structure will be fabricated on a Hundegger PBA large-format CNC panel processing machine. The final step will be for the group to construct the building and celebrate their handiwork.

Principal Instructors:
Judith Sheine, Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon and Director of Design, TallWood Design Institute
Mikhail Gershfeld, Professor of Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Senior Advisor to TallWood Design Institute

Lecturers and Panel members will include faculty from Oregon State University and University of Oregon and principals from the Case Study project teams.

What's included in Registration: 7 nights' hotel accommodation at Holiday Inn Express in downtown Corvallis; all meals and refreshment breaks indicated in schedule; classroom sessions, expert panels, presentations, group work supervision; bus transportation to manufacturing facilities and building site tours; materials and fabrication at DR Johnson. TDI sincerely appreciates the sponsorship contributions of Oregon Forest Resources Institute and MiTek Industries Inc., which are being used to reduce registration costs for participants. 

A detailed schedule for our Mass Timber Intensive Summer Design-Build Workshop is available here.

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