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Wood Design Symposium: Evolving Codes and Innovative Timber Construction in the Midwest

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Symposium 3d 5h 18m $75.00 $0.00
Symposium Not Started $100.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Onsite Check-in:  7:30 am 
Opening session:  8:15 am 
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00
Concludes:  4:30 pm

 

Parking:
Discounted parking with Venue SIX10 validation $8 for 12 hours at Grant Park South Garage, also known as Millennium Park South Garage, underground garage (325 S. Michigan Ave).

 

Building design and construction communities in Chicago and the greater Midwest are facing an unprecedented confluence of factors driving change. The need for sustainable, urban construction has never been higher. At the same time, building codes are evolving in significant ways to recognize new materials and technologies that allow wood-frame and mass timber buildings at heights and scales previously unattainable. Nationally, the next published version of the International Building Code (IBC) will introduce three new mass timber construction types that allow up to 18-story timber buildings, while Chicago is undergoing its first extensive building code update in over 70 years. In response to these changes, the U.S. trend toward innovative wood construction is especially pronounced in the Midwest.

 

This symposium will bring together the design and construction communities to discuss projects that are pushing the edge of what’s possible, codes that are evolving to allow this, and the design and details necessary to make it all work. A dynamic mix of speakers and panel topics will make this an engaging and thought-provoking educational event that designers, developers and contractors won’t want to miss. A combination of inspirational context and practical design knowledge will be shared in order to equip attendees with the know-how to utilize innovative wood systems in the Midwest and beyond.

 

The day will consist of four sections, each including panel Q&A's:

  1. Case Studies –Innovation and Trends in Timber Construction
  2. Building Code Changes in Chicago and Beyond
  3. Emerging Design Topics for Wood Systems
  4. Tall Wood Projects in the Midwest: Challenges, Solutions and Lessons Learned

 

Click here for session and speaker info.

 

Questions? Contact:

 

Mary Schramka, Event Manager

Email: mary.schramka@woodworks.org

Ph: 708-204-9578


Cancellation Policy:

Cancel before February 18, 2020 to receive full refund (less Eventbrite fees). Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.



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Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM


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