Next week will see over 700 people congregate in Portland for what promises to be the largest conference on mass timber in North America. TallWood Design Institute will be participating as a sponsor of this important event, and we invite delegates to come by Booth 308 and learn more about how we are contributing to the growth of the industry. Another way to hear about our projects and activities is through one of the many presentations by our own faculty associates, recent students, or companies and organizations with whom we've worked. Here is a quick list of the relevant presentations:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Session #1

Mass Timber Buildings in Academic Institutions – Ilana Danzig, P. Eng, P.E.(WA), M. Eng., Equilibrium Consulting

Potential for Moisture Intrusion and Biological Activity in Mass Timber Buildings – Jeffrey Morrell, Professor, Dept. of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University

Session #2

Advanced Wood Product Manufacturing Study for CLT Acceleration in Oregon & Southwest Washington – David Kenney, President & Executive Director, Oregon BEST

Veneer-based Mass Timber Panels – the Most Logical Northwest Solution for Tall Wood Buildings – Tyler Freres, Vice President of Sales, Freres Lumber Co.

 Session #3

Tall Timber in Portland, OR: The Future of Tall Timber in the United States – Thomas Robinson, Founder, LEVER Architecture

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Session #1

Scaling Up: Is CLT a Commodity Product? Can it Ever Be? Does it Matter? – Lech Muszynski, Associate Professor, Department of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University

SMART-CLT: Post-Occupancy Performance Evaluations of Mass Timber Buildings – Mariapaola Riggio, Assistant Professor, Department of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University and Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, Associate Professor, University of Oregon

Session #2

Framework 12-Story Rocking CLT Wall System – Eric McDonnell, P.E., Associate, KPFF Consulting Engineers

Behavior of Large-scale Cross-laminated Timber Panel-to-Panel Shear Connections with Self-tapping Screws – Kyle Sullivan, Masters Alumnus, Oregon State University, Wood Science & Civil Engineering Programs and Structural Engineer, StructureCraft