October 1 - November 12, 2020

Mass Timber Research Brief Meetup Series

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 4:00am to Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 4:00am

Please join TDI and faculty from the colleges of Engineering, Forestry and Design at OSU and UO for a research seminar series designed to share what's going on in the mass timber research world at a high level to a general audience. Lecture's will take place Thursday's at 4PM via Zoom, and will be recorded for later viewing. Registration will be through our Critical Mass Timber Meetups Group, so please visit the page to learn more and join! (registration is opened typically three weeks before the event start date). 

October 1

Research: Innovative Seismic Systems 

NHERI 10 Story Shake Table 
Shiling Pei, Colorado School of Mines

Innovative Lateral Systems
Barbara Simpson, Oregon State University

Design, Installation and Maintenance of Timber Post Tension Shear Walls
Maripaola Riggio, Oregon State University

October 8

Research: Concrete Composite Floors and Seismic/Energy Retrofitting with Mass Timber

Concrete Composite Floor Systems
Chris Higgins, Oregon State University
Arijit Sinha, Oregon State University

Mass Timber Seismic Retrofit and Seismic/Energy Retrofit Studies with MPP
Mark Fretz, University of Oregon

October 15

Research: Acoustic Testing, Carbon Narratives for Design Planning, and Microbial Performance of Mass Timber, Including for Healthcare Environments

Carbon Narratives for Design Planning, Acoustic Field Testing + Small Chamber Acoustic Testing 
Mark Fretz, University of Oregon

Acoustic Lab Updates + Impact of Species and Coatings on Microbial Performance + Mass Timber in Healthcare Environments
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, University of Oregon

October 29

Research: Fire 

Fire Performance of Timber Column to Beam Connections
Fire Testing for Efficient Tall Timber Buildings

Erica Fischer, Oregon State University

Modeling on Construction Fire Safety
Yelda Turkan, Oregon State University

November 5

Research: Water and Durability 

Water and Mass Timber
Ari Sinha, Oregon State University

Preservative Treatment of CLT and Termites
Scott Noble, Path + Kaiser
Gerald Presley, Oregon State University

Environmental Performance of MPP
Fred Kamke, Oregon State University

November 12

Research: Utilization of Restoration/Small Diameter/Low Value Species Timber

Building Markets for Forest Restoration Wood
Paul Vanderford, Sustainable Northwest

Innovative Finance for Restoration
Blue Forest Conservation

Utilization of Ponderosa Pine for Mass Timber
Mariapaola Riggio, Oregon State University
Lech Muszynski, Oregon State University



Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by 09/17/2020 to tdi@oregonstate.edu.