Ricky McLain

Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee

WoodWorks, Senior Technical Director, Tall Wood | Washington D.C., United States


Ricky McLain is WoodWorks’ in-house expert on tall wood buildings, providing analysis and guidance on architectural, fire and life safety, and structural design topics related to tall mass timber projects. He supports the AEC community both directly and collaboratively with WoodWorks Regional Directors, and guides the development of education and resources related to tall wood buildings in the U.S. He also has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to structural design, project management, and construction administration. He is very active as a member of numerous committees and councils related to building design..


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

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2019)

Live-Streamed Conference, Presenter (2020)


23 May 2022

Lessons Learned from USA Steel Timber Projects

An overview of a dozen steel-timber hybrid projects completed in the USA, presenting some of the driving factors that led to adopting the configuration, including...


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