Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
550 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Presentation & Discussion
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The John W. Olver Design Building at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, creatively captures the strength of mass timber, concrete, and steel and exposes the structural elements for all to see. The structure combines the sustainability and performance benefits of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels with the durability and stiffness of concrete, and features glue-laminated (glulam) timber and steel beams in an innovative hybrid floor system. Other structural elements include glulam columns and braced frames, CLT shear walls, a system of three-dimensional glulam and steel rod trusses, and a full-story steel truss that supports a three-dimensional truss system and suspended CLT stairway. In this presentation, we will share experiences from this award-winning project.
After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate how exposed timber elements can help emphasize an owner’s focus on sustainable construction.
- Discuss how a wood-concrete composite floor system can provide the strength and stiffness required for longer spans traditionally achieved with concrete and steel construction.
- Understand challenges related to connections between structural elements of varying materials in innovative ways.
- Recognize the research and testing required to demonstrate how new structural systems can meet the general intent of state building codes.
Nancy L. Varney, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Staff I, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Jeff D. Langlois, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Facilities Managers
- Property Managers