Next month, the AIA National Convention is heading to Philadelphia! As the premier architecture and design conference of the year, this is a can’t-miss event for those involved with the industry. If you haven’t yet purchased your pass, we’re offering a chance to attend free of charge!
reThink Wood is offering a full pre-paid pass to the 2016 AIA National Convention ($1,050 value) to one lucky ArchDaily reader. The winner will have the chance to meet with architects, engineers, academics and developers that are passionate about innovative design with wood.
To win, just answer the following question in the comments section before Friday, April 22 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Which mass timber building in the U.S. has most inspired you?
As part of their annual attendance at the AIA National Convention, reThink Wood will be hosting a variety of activities on site to discuss wood’s advantages in the built environment.. The choice of products used to build, renovate and operate structures consumes more of the earth’s resources than any other human activity. Over the past several years, a number of tall wood projects have been completed around the world, demonstrating successful applications of next-generation lumber and mass timber technologies. Today, the concept is gaining traction in the U.S. – with more architects opting for a sustainable solution for attaining safe, cost-effective, high-performing tall buildings in urban-dense settings.
Attendees are invited to personally meet with experts at the reThink Wood booth (#1131), including Hans-Erik Blomgren of Arup, Lisa Podesto of U.S. WoodWorks and Joe Mayo of Mahlum Architects. We also encourage those interested in learning more about wood buildings and mass timber to attend the various education sessions discussing recent advancements (see below for a few highlights).
reThink Wood events taking place during the conference include:
reThink Wood will again be hosting a Twitter Q&A live from their booth (#1131)! Attendees are invited to participate in this year’s discussion about the tall wood building movement within urban settings. A panel of architects and engineers will be participating to share their learnings and experiences with mid-rise and tall wood buildings. Interested participants are encouraged to gather in-person at the reThink Wood booth, or join virtually using the hashtag #AIATimberTalk. Check out highlights from last year’s Q&A here.
With more than two tall wood projects of 10 stories or more in height planned to start construction in the U.S. in 2016, designers are curious how building teams are navigating the code hurdles. This presentation will examine the latest research available supporting tall wood structures and how architects can leverage this information with their local authorities having jurisdiction.
3. Architecture in Solid Wood
Joe Mayo, Mahlum, Todd Beyreuther, Washington State University, Susan Jones, atelierjones, and Hans-Erik Blomgren, Arup
Friday, May 20, 7:00-8:00 a.m. ET
Pennsylvania Convention Center
It's hard to rival the desirability of solid wood as a building material. From forest to factory to finished building, this session explores the selection and production of mass timber in today's high-tech industry. Don't miss this opportunity to get insider insights into how mass timber is transforming residential, commercial, and institutional projects.
Remember, to enter for a chance to win a full pre-paid pass to the 2016 AIA National Convention, answer the following question in the comments section before April 22 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Which wood building in the U.S. has most inspired you?