Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CTBUH Seattle YPC & Katerra: Cross-Laminated Timber 101


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Katerra Offices
542 1st Ave. South, Floor 4
Seattle, Washington
Access to the space is off Occidental Ave. S.

Organizers: CTBUH Seattle YPC

5:30 p.m.

Hans Erik Blomgren, Structural Engineer, Katerra
  • Introduction to CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
  • CLT Characteristics and Advantages
  • CLT & Building Code
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Walkthrough of Jurisdictional Acceptance
5:45 p.m. Jennifer Caldwell, Architect, Katerra
  • CLT Aesthetic Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Current Renderings/Options for CLT in Seniors and Market Rate Apartments
6:00 p.m.
Alec Thomas, Construction Manager, Katerra
  • Construction Schedule: CLT vs. Floor Joist
  • Cost-Benefit Comparison: CLT vs. Floor Joist
6:10 p.m. Social Hour (food and drinks provided)
Details: What is CLT (cross-laminated timber)? Why has it become such a popular talking point? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks? How are local jurisdictions accepting the product?

CTBUH Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC), in coordination with Seattleā€™s Katerra Architects, Engineers & Construction Managers, aim to answer these questions and many more over food and beverages.

After the talk, attendees are free to enjoy views from the 4th-floor deck and examine the installed CLT panels in the office space.

RSVP: To register, please click here.