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ABC's of Structural Timber
  • On-demand
  •  1.0 HSW

Sebastian Popp of KLH (London, UK), will explore the differences between CLT and Glulam, identify characteristics of products sourced in North America versus Europe, and describe the competitive bidding process and design process when using CLT in construction.

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Fire Protection in Wood High Rise
  • On-demand
  •  1.0 HSW

David Barber, Principal, Arup, will talk about “char” and how fire protection works in wood buildings.  Hewill discuss the differences between IBC 2012 (DCMR 2013) and IBC2015 and the current testing for 2hour ratings including the difference between 1-hour mid-rise and 2-hour high rise.  He will touch onconnection details of different types.

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Introduction to Tall Timber
  • On-demand
  •  1.0 HSW

Benton Johnson of SOM will present a tall timber 101, including a history lesson of the product, current trends, technologies and big picture issues, solutions, and current research.

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DAC Design Lecture - "Three by Two: The Building as Client?" with Ann Beha Architects
  • On-demand
  •  1.5 HSW

Ann Beha and Philip Chen’s collaborative design approach introduces compelling new identities to modernist classics and well established landmarks. Their firm’s approach to preservation and the reinterpretation of existing buildings invites a broader consideration of sustainable contemporary expression in dialogue with legacy. The presentation will explore three case studies in the US and abroad, coupled with other works that push boundaries for buildings of heritage.

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Housing Matters: A UK Architect's Bold Ideas for DC's Affordable Housing
  • On-demand
  •  1.5 HSW

This is the second lecture in the Housing Matters series. More than simply shining a light on the District’s ongoing affordable housing crisis, Housing Matters features speakers and case studies from here and abroad that offer real-world solutions that could make an impact here in DC.

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"Framework" Project Case Study
  • On-demand
  •  1.0 HSW

Thomas Robinson from Lever Architects in Portland, Oregon, will describe the design and construction process of the firm’s tall timber projects and discuss the lessons learned from this new technology.

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Developer's Perspective
  • On-demand
  •  1.0 HSW

Jeff Spiritos of Spiritos Development (New York, NY) will introduce real world case studies, including examples from the UK, of mass timber development.  He will describe the challenges, opportunities, and considerations of building with mass timber and contrast and compare that with other structural materials.

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