30 October 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

An unprecedented scale of investment has entered all stages of the supply chain for mass timber, further disrupting the industry. The age of the modern timber began in the 90s with the widespread deployment of self-tapping screws and the invention of engineered timber beams and panels. Since then technical advances have continued to expand, and design concepts are being developed and refined. This session will also discuss the opportunity to use this sustainable and light-weight material to develop tall wood buildings that are resilient against earthquake hazards.

Session Chair: Matteo Tirapelle
Managing Director, Hera Engineering Pty Ltd, Perth
Carl Knutson
Principal, Perkins & Will, Washington D.C.
Erica Spiritos
Mass Timber Preconstruction Manager, Swinerton, Portland
Kai Yang
Director of Digital Fabrication, CadMakers, Vancouver