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Let’s Talk Cross Laminated Timber

September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am

Join our friends at Arup for a morning of discussions about using Mass Timber in building construction. Timber is the only renewable building material and is a part of a low carbon future. It is strong and light, making it easy to transport and erect. It can also be machined to very high tolerances, making it ideal for prefabrication. New mass timber products such as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), combined with engineered timber systems of Glulam and Nail Laminated Timber (NLT), and recent advances in computer-controlled manufacturing, now make it an attractive choice for construction in a variety of building types from residential to offices. Proposed revisions to the IBC could allow mass timber construction up to 18 stories.


David Barber
David is a Principal and fire engineer at Arup. David has been involved with research and design of timber structures for fire for over 20 years, assisting with fire testing and development into new timber technologies, authoring fire safety design guides for construction and completing fire safety design for mid and high-rise timber buildings. David is currently working on Framework in Portland Oregon, a new 12 level mixed-used and residential development that was a joint winner of the USDA Tall Wood Building Competition.

Patrick McCafferty
Patrick is an Associate Principal with Arup and a lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Patrick has led the structural engineering design of a number of mass timber projects including the first use of CLT in Massachusetts for MassDOT Aeronautical Division’s building initiative at Fitchburg, Beverly, Mansfield, and Plymouth Regional Airports.

Rebecca Hatchadorian
Rebecca is an Associate with Arup and a Board Member of USGBA MA. Rebecca is a Sustainability Consultant who understands the sustainability benefits to Mass Timber from scope 3 emissions, embodied carbon and biophilic design. She is currently leading the buildings sector analysis for Carbon Free Boston, to identify pathways for Boston’s building sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.


September 25, 2018
6:30 am - 8:00 am


60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109 US
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