Learn at Lunch Webinar
Cross-laminated timber, what's all the fuss about?
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016; 12:30 pm (MDT)
Darren McAvoy, Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry, Utah State University
Jerry Goodspeed, Director Kaysville Botanical Center
Steve Shrader, Euclid Timber Frames
In 2015, Utah State University was awarded a Wood Innovations Grant from the USDA
Forest Service which is currently funding the design process for the first-of-its-kind
cross-laminated timber building in Utah. Cross-laminated timber has been making the
news lately - it’s growing popularity has piqued the interest of builders, educators,
scientists and consumers as an alternative to traditional building materials such
as concrete, masonry and steel. Extension Assistant Professor, Darren McAvoy will
discuss the impact that beetle-killed trees are having in the intermountain west,
as well as the ecological benefits to utilizing these impacted trees. Utah State University
Botanical Center Director, Jerry Goodspeed will introduce the vision for the cross-laminated
timber building, as well as discuss the niche it will fill for the community (the
building will be constructed at the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville). Euclid Timber
CEO, Steve Shrader will offer his perspective on the market for this product, as well
as discuss some of the hurdles he’s had to overcome with this new technology. Method
Studio Architecture Firm will offer their take on this project (complete with a simulated
fly-through of the building) from a design perspective and understand how they brought
the vision for this unique structure to life.
This webinar is good for 1 CEU from the following organizations:
- Society of American Foresters
- International Society of Arboriculture
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