Lisa Podesto

Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee

Lendlease, Senior Business Development Manager, Design Build Americas | San Jose, United States


Lisa serves as Lendlease’s Timber and Innovation Specialist, responsible for developing the nationwide business strategy for the use of mass timber and componentized solutions in a range of projects and pursuits across Lendlease business units. Lisa consults with clients, design consultants, building authorities and subcontractors on mass timber solutions, timber technologies and permit approvals.
Lisa is considered one of the leading US industry resources for Mass Timber sitting on several industry and professional advisory boards and supporting mass timber market development through individual research projects and organizations like the Tallwood Design Institute and the Council of Tall Building and Urban Habitat. As a co-author and peer reviewer for the 2012 United States Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Handbook, Lisa began her contribution to the market development of CLT and mass timber early.…

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Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee (2022 – Present)


23 May 2022

McEvoy & Dupont Apartments, San Jose, California - Steel BRB Lateral System

This presentation introduces the constructability benefits and challenges of steel BRB lateral systems (distributed/exterior/core) for use in mass timber buildings. It reviews the design, procurement,...


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04 April 2022

How Does Mass Timber Improve Tall Construction Productivity and Sustainability?

Lisa Podesto, Lendlease

The future of building construction is being shaped most significantly by two factors: the knowledge that the construction industry suffers from a severe lack of...


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