Converging Design

Task 1

Expert Elicitation


Researchers have engaged with academic and industry professionals through a series of workshops to help define and identify consensus-based metrics that inform a Converging Design Methodology, considering building resilience and sustainability as key parameters in lateral force-resisting system design optimization for mass timber construction.

Workshop 1: Functional Recovery

Date: April 11, 2022

Location: OSU satellite campus (Portland, OR) and online (zoom)


  • Present, discuss, and solicit feedback on state-of-art functional recovery definitions and frameworks.
  • Define a consensus-based group of recovery design goals and metrics for mass timber construction.

Workshop 2: Sustainability Metric

Date: September 22, 2022

Location: Forest Products Laboratory (Madison, WI) and online (zoom)


  • Prioritize in a consensus-based manner sustainability metrics to be included in a Converging Design Methodology, specifically for mass timber construction.