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  • 20 Mar 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy North Park


Due to their high strength, dimensional stability and positive environmental performance, mass timber building products are quickly becoming materials of choice for sustainably-minded designers. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the variety of mass timber products available, including glue-laminated timber (glulam), cross laminated timber (CLT), nail laminated timber (NLT), heavy timber decking, and other engineered and composite systems. Applications for the use of these products under modern building codes will be discussed, and examples of their use in U.S. projects reviewed. Mass timber’s ability to act as both structure and exposed finish will also be highlighted, as will its performance as part of an assembly, considering design objectives related to structural performance, fire resistance, acoustics, and energy efficiency. Other topics will include detailing and construction best practices, lessons learned from completed projects and trends for the increased use of mass timber products in the future.

Mark Bartlett is the Regional Director for WoodWorks, a non-profit organization that provides free technical support as well as education and resources related to the code-compliant design of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a specialty in structures from Lehigh University in 1991.  In his 25+ years of experience, he has worked as a consulting structural engineer and as a field engineer with Simpson Strong-Tie. His structural engineering experience includes new and existing projects covering the following project types: retail, office, multifamily, hospitality, education, aviation, churches, movie theaters, and residential. Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

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