First Fall Meetup: Moisture and Mass Timber

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What is checking and cracking and why does it happen? How does wood, and mass timber, interact with moisture in its environment during service, and how does that affect performance and serviceability? What protective precautions are necessary to cover timbers during construction? What detailing is just…wrong?

Designing with mass timber has opened many new questions and considerations surrounding detailing and the role that moisture plays during construction and throughout service life. Join TDI this September at our first fall meetup to listen to a few guest panelists discuss their expert experience in the field, and to openly discuss all things moisture and mass timber.

We are honored to be joined by:

Brad Nile, Project Executive at Andersen Construction

Jeff Morrell, Director of the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life

Mariapaola Riggio, Assistant Professor in Wood Science and Engineering, OSU

As always there will light refreshments and a cash bar. We look forward to seeing you!

How to Find Us:

We are on the 2nd floor of the Meier and Frank building near Pioneer Square. The entrance is on Morrison. Walk through the double doors and head down a short flight of steps to the elevators. We are directly left of the reception desk in room 2002.

About Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group

Critical Mass (Timber) is an informal monthly gathering of professionals interested in building bigger, taller and smarter with wood. Centering around the use of relatively new-to-the-US materials such as cross-laminated-timber, our group aims to bring together architects, engineers, construction professionals, developers, code officials, municipal planners and anyone with an interest in seeing more buildings go up using renewable materials. THIS IS NOT A LECTURE SERIES! Our goal is to create an interactive discussion space in which individuals can learn from each other through sharing of personal experiences and projects they have undertaken. Facilitated by the TallWood Design Institute, a joint initiative of Oregon State University Colleges of Forestry and Engineering and University of Oregon’s College of Design.

Cover image courtesy Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group.

Event Detail

September 13, 2019 4:00 pm
September 13, 2019 6:30 pm


Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group