Professor University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
Prevalent in Europe since the 1990s, mass timber construction is now taking hold in North America. Architect Tom Chung of Leers Weinzapfel Associates touches on two beautiful mass timber buildings: John W. Olver Design Building, LEED Platinum, and University of Arkansas Stadium Drive Residence Halls. While Professor Dr. Peggi Clouston PE, Building and Construction Technology at UMass Amherst explains various types and benefits of mass timber products and systems.
Learn how certified, properly managed forests provide societal, environmental and conservation benefits, and how using SFI certified mass timber lumber helps achieve LEED points through the Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) via MRpc102 Legal Wood under Materials and Resources credit. Leveraging this credit provides architects, builders and owners proof points needed to ensure legality, and provides assurance of the full range of values stemming from a responsibly managed forest, such as biodiversity, carbon storage and water quality, and preservation of rural communities.
Identify the different types of mass timber construction.
Describe the wide reaching, multiple benefits of building with mass timber.
Recognize the importance and value of using certified wood-based material from a responsibly managed forest.
Realize how building with certified, mass timber products can help achieve LEED points through the Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) MRpc102 Legal Wood under the Materials and Resources credit.