Wednesday, March 9, 2022   11:45am-4:30pm EST
Thursday, March 10, 2022   11:45am-4:30pm EST

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Wednesday March 9

11:45am-12:00pm   Welcome Panel for Attendees

Meet the CWC and Wood WORKS! hosts and moderators of the Wood Solutions Conference

12:00-1:00pm   Title TBC

Bruno Moser, Architekt, Archimos


1:10-2:10pm   TBC

Kelly Alvarez Doran, OAA, MRAIC, Associate Director, White Arkitekter


2:20-3:20pm   Turning Buildings into Carbon Sinks

Chris Magwood Director, Builders for Climate Action

Can buildings become sites of durable carbon storage? The answer is yes, but the accounting for stored carbon needs work and the most promising materials are not yet mainstream. This presentation shows us how we can address all of these issues.


3:30-4:30pm   Mass Timber Demonstration Fire Test Project: An Overview

Marc Alam, B.Eng, EIT, Manager, Codes & Standards – Fire and Acoustics, Canadian Wood Council

This seminar will give an overview of a series of large-scale demonstration fire tests on mass timber structures. This Mass Timber Demonstration Fire Test Project (MTDFTP) includes two separate series of tests: pilot-scale testing conducted in Vancouver Summer 2021, and large-scale testing to be conducted in Ottawa Summer 2022. The objective of the MTDFTP is to support the approval of tall and large mass timber buildings in Canada and encourage the construction of buildings that include mass timber solutions.



Thursday March 10

11:45am-12:00pm   Welcome
12:00-1:00pm   The Emergence of Mass Timber in the US

Susan Jones FAIA, Principal Architect, Founder, atelierjones llc

This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of examples of exciting innovations and inspiration in mass timber construction from the US perspective. Key points will include mass timber tall wood building typologies, mass timber tall wood LCA studies and sustainable forestry and new directions for tall wood buildings in the US.


1:10-2:10pm   Why Wood? An industrial waterfront in Hood River, Oregon that feels good to at least three different types of users.

Claudia Monk-von Flotow, Developer, (formerly) Key Development / (now) Hood River
Property Group

This presentation introduces a specific site transition from 1890s industrial to 2020s mixed- use in Hood River, Oregon. Two case studies are presented on weathering the COVID storm in wood buildings.
Key objectives:

  • Mixing uses within wood buildings
  • Mixing uses within a busy waterfront district: recreational, industrial, and retail/commercial
  • Adapting spaces through the global pandemic
  • Adapting spaces as the nature of “work” evolves
  • Working with public agencies and business stakeholders to meet economic development goals


2:20-3:20pm   First Nations Architecture of the BC West Coast

Dave Kitazaki, Architect, AIBC, LEED AP, dk Architecture

This presentation will focus on architecture for and with First Nations. Truth and Reconciliation is an essential conversation in architecture. dk Architecture will share their vast experience on award winning projects that have responded to, and have been cultivated from, unique qualities of the surrounding environment and people living in the communities. Dave will highlight that thoughtful design requires a focus on engagement, inclusion, respect, education and honour and provide insight into how this can be achieved.


3:30-4:30pm   Ascent – Real World Lessons Designing and Building Tall Timber in the US

Jason Korb AIA, NCARB, Principal, Korb + Associates Architects

At 284 FT/ 86.4 M, Ascent MKE will become the tallest Mass Timber Hybrid tower in the world when competed this August. The architect will discuss design and technical challenges the team had to overcome, as well as how the design team worked with the Authorities having Jurisdiction to find a path to building permit.



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