Mass Timber, Tall Tinder

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Tuesday, March 10 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: South Hall - S232

Event Information

Title: Mass Timber, Tall Tinder

Description: Dramatic changes have been made in U.S. building codes allowing combustible construction to be built bigger and taller. Without considering the fire services input, code officials justified the passage of new mass timber code proposals allowing for 18-story wooden high-rises. This session will explore the real concerns to with tall timber construction and also explore resilient composite timber/concrete solutions which maximizes the advantages of each material.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify new provisions in the International Building Code (IBC) intended to advance mass timber in new high rise construction.
2. Find out how advances in wood products are dependent on concrete systems.
3. Understand research and resources related to the structural performance of composite timber/concrete solutions.

Type: CONEXPO-CON/AGG Education



Hosting Association(s)

  • ACPA (American Concrete Pumping Association)
  • NRMCA (National Ready Mix Concrete Association)
  • PCA (Portland Cement Association)