Published on February 26th, 2013 | by pressroom


Cross-Laminated Timber Symposium in Seattle

Follows the Seattle Wood Solutions Fair

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Symposium
What: The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host the first-ever US Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Symposium February 27-28, 2013 in Seattle. CLT is now available in North America and has the potential to significantly change how wood is used across the building landscape. Attendees will be among the first to review the brand new US CLT Handbook and learn how to design and build CLT projects under the International Building Code. The CLT Symposium begins on the evening of February 27, down the street from the free Wood Solutions Fair also being hosted by WoodWorks. Both events are geared towards design and building professionals.
Attendees of the CLT Symposium may choose from Engineer or Designer/Contractor education tracks. A complete program can be downloaded from the WoodWorks website at Presentations include (among others):
Engineering Track
— Structural Design
Presented by Loren Ross, EIT, American Wood Council
— Vibration Considerations
Presented by Lin Hu, PhD, FPInnovations
— Advanced Engineering Concepts
Presented by Eric Karsh, MEng, PEng, StructEng, MIStructE, Ing, Equilibrium Consulting
Designer/Contractor Track
— Innovative Uses for CLT
Presented by Jana Foit, Architect AIBC, LEED AP BD+C, Perkins + Will
— Exploring Architectural Limits
Presented by Jim Dow, Schuchart/Dow and Les Eerkes, AIA, Olson Kundig Architects
— Architectural Design – The 10-story Forté
Presented by Daryl Patterson, Lend Lease
The Seattle Wood Solutions Fair includes 20 seminars and a trade exposition dedicated to the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings and is free to design and building professionals and university students.
Education Attendees of the CLT Symposium can earn 9.5 AIA/CES CEHs or PDH credits.
Credits: Attendees at the Wood Solutions Fair can earn 6.0 AIA/CES or PDH credits (one per attended seminar).
Who/Why: These presentations are designed for engineers, architects, contractors, manufacturers, designers, and others with an interest in technical issues related to non-residential and multi-family wood buildings (including commercial, industrial, multi-story and other building types). To learn more about the WoodWorks program and for information about additional education and training visit
When/Where: Wood Solutions Fair / February 27, 2013 / Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
7:00 a.m.: Registration and check-in
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Program
CLT Symposium / February 27 (evening) and 28 (full day), 2013 / Grand Hyatt Hotel
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
February 27
5:00 to 6:15 p.m.: Evening reception
6:15 to 8:00 p.m.: Opening session
February 28
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Symposium
Cost: Wood Solutions Fair
Free; complimentary lunch provided.
CLT Symposium
$295 by February 10
$350 after February 10
Registration Includes reception dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Registration: Seating is limited.
To register online visit:
Look under “Events” on the home page.

Source: Business Wire

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