Mass Timber in 3-2-1


2021-09-17T09:00:00 - 2021-09-17T16:00:00

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    Trinity University Great Hall One Trinity Place San Antonio, TX 78212 UNITED STATES

    On Friday, September 17, join Lake|Flato Architects, Turner Construction, and industry partners in San Antonio for Mass Timber in 3-2-1: three educational sessions, two tours of mass timber buildings – all in one day. Providing valuable perspectives from owners, architects, contractors, and industry experts, this symposium allows attendees to experience two mass timber projects in different states of construction.
    Wood is a natural, renewable, and sustainable material for building, with a lighter carbon footprint than steel or concrete. Maximizing wood use in construction could remove an estimated 21 million tons of C02 from the atmosphere annually. Not only does mass timber celebrate the timeless qualities of beauty, craft and place, but its increasing popularity is also spurring advancements in building technology and design innovation – taking us to new heights, literally.
    Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon reception will be provided.
     Registration | Arrival | Welcome
    Location: Trinity University Great Hall (One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212)
    Why Mass Timber, Why Now?  
    Join us for coffee and breakfast as we delve into the latest research and trends related to mass timber products and design / construction techniques. Not only is mass timber both sustainable and beautiful in comparison to conventional building materials, but it is also incredibly timely as an innovative market growing across the U.S. Now is the time to embrace this sustainable building technology for the design and structural integrity it provides. Lake|Flato will share more about the status of mass timber in the U.S. as well as in Texas.
    Location: Trinity University Great Hall (One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212)
    Tour of Dicke Hall  
    The new Business and Humanities District at Trinity University consists of three separate structures directly linked to adjacent STEM and Library programs. Lake|Flato and Turner Construction adapted two of these structures, originally designed by mid-century modernist O’Neil Ford. A new building was sited to unify the buildings around a central courtyard and historic grove of live oak trees. The structural design heritage of Trinity’s campus inspired the heavy timber construction which integrates the new building into the proportions and scale of the campus and creates a warm and welcoming interior environment that is connected to nature.
    Location: Trinity University Dicke Hall 
    Lunch Presentation: Integrated Design of Mass Timber  
    How and when should design professionals leverage expertise from mass timber manufacturers? What design details are crucial to think about when designing mass timber buildings? Hear from Lake|Flato and Woodworks about strategies for integrating key tools, documents and services during the design of a mass timber building to optimize aesthetics, cost and schedule.
    Location: Trinity University Great Hall (One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212)
    Lessons Learned: Leveraging Mass Timber in Construction  
    Risk Analysis, Economics, Logistics – this session will dive into the nuances of managing mass timber projects during construction. What are the unexpected issues? How do expectations differ from reality? Hear firsthand feedback from Turner Construction and Woodworks about the ins-and-outs of working with mass timber suppliers, installing mass timber, and collaborating with subcontractors, among other topics.
    Location: Trinity University Great Hall (One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212) 
    Tour of Soto Building and Reception
    The first mass timber office building in Texas, this LEED-certified structure is comprised of five stories of DLT (dowel-laminated timber) timber over one story of concrete. Exposed floor and roof decks create a richness found only from natural products, and welcoming timber columns, beams and ceilings bring a calming charm and warmth to the workspace. The Soto, Spanish for a grove of trees or small forest, represents the building’s material origin and its location a stone’s throw from the San Antonio River. Following the tour, attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and views of San Antonio while networking with other attendees.
    Location: Soto Building (711 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215)