The concept of taller wood structures has captured widespread attention. Some see expanding timber use as one of the few ways to reach ambitious carbon reduction goals; others are inspired by new aesthetic opportunities—but Lendlease, an international construction and development firm, sees the use of mass timber for mid- and high-rise structures as a way to build higher quality buildings, faster and safer. As one of the most experienced contractors of mass timber buildings in the US, Lendlease will offer insights on a proposed change to the 2021 International Building Code that would see increased height and story allowances for mass timber structures.
Primary Audience: Engineers, Code Officials, Fire Service, Others
- Review worldwide mass timber project examples built by Lendlease, comparing construction techniques and carbon advantages to traditional building methods.
- Understand the ICC Ad Hoc Committee's code change proposal for the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) that could allow taller wood buildings.
- Learn where to find information and research that supports the new 2021 IBC Code change.
- Recognize how mass timber for mid- and high-rise structures provides for higher quality buildings to be constructed faster and safer.
Equivalencies: 1 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)