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.

    Sponsored by: USU Forestry Extension, TREE Fund, Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands.

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    This webinar is good for 1 CEU from the following organizations:

    - Society of American Foresters

    - International Society of Arboriculture

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