Collation of Peer Commentary

October 2021

The first outcome of the kick-off meeting was to collect and manage commentary from the participants. Some 19 pages of comments from more than 20 participants were recorded. These will inform sub-topic areas and breakout groups as the project moves forward.


Commenters included:

- Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois, Champaign, USA
- Don Davies, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle
- Ngai Koeng Foong, Assistant Vice President, Design, Property-Development Projects, City Developments, Ltd., Singapore
- Tobias Fast, Associate, Fast + Epp, Vancouver
- Dan Hagan, Technical Director, Modern Methods of Construction, WSP, London
- Michael Hopper, Associate Partner, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, New York
- Paul Kremer, Associate Professor, Deakin University, Melbourne
- Richard Lyall, President, Residential Construction Council of Ontario, Toronto
- Leif Johnson, Structural Engineering Director, StructureCraft, Seattle
- Steven Jones, Director, Woods Bagot, Hong Kong
- Victor Montero-Dien, CEO & President, REGENBE, San Jose, Costa Rica
- Lisa Ottenhaus, Lecturer in Structural Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane
- Simo Peltonen, Senior Manager, Product Development, Peikko, Lahti, Finland
- Kadir Sener, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Auburn University, USA
- Ro Shroff, Partner, 3MIX, Seattle
- Jeff Spiritos, Manager, Spiritos Properties, New York
- Tabitha Stine, Director - Construction Solutions Services Group, Nucor, Chicago
- Khoa Vo, Engineer, Taylor Thomson Whitting, Seattle
- Steven Ware, Senior Partner, ArtBuild, Paris


In summary, issues to consider included:

• Definition around “hybrid” structural systems vs. “composite” components
• Consideration of reuse and adaptability of steel-timber systems
• Creation of foundational interaction equations for hybrid structure evaluations
• Construction of a resource that has a high degree of customizability to reflect local supplies
• The importance of comparing “apples to apples” on steel v. timber issues such as recyclability
• Consideration of the balance of expertise of steel and mass timber on the committee
• Consideration of all avenues for promotion of the results