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Mass Timber Symposium - Why does prefabricated timber construction fit the bill for a sustainable future?Campus Calendar

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual - Zoom Webinar

Event Description: The 2020 Mass Timber Symposium will be held virtually, through a series of webinars the week of September 14th as part of the NYS Green Building Conference. Every webinar will be held from noon to 1:00 PM. The symposium will build capacity in the NYS AEC community to design and deliver all the potential that this new approach offers.

Presenter: Evan Reidel, Associate, Sidewalk Labs

Prefabricated Mass Timber Towers offer a solution to the major urban challenge of sustainable and affordable development. Why does prefabricated timber construction fit the bill for a sustainable future? This construction methodology has the potential to save on building costs, deliver projects faster with healthier, more beautiful and more sustainable buildings. Major North American markets have simultaneously been hit with labor shortages in the construction sector while manufacturing jobs continue to shrink, leading to friction within the jobs market. Work within a sheltered, productive and controlled factory to work is more predictable and efficient than today’s urban construction environment. This prefabricated timber technique offers a solution to slow productivity growth, poor safety and working conditions onsite, and delivering higher quality products, while filling labor gaps effectively providing accelerated project schedules for space constrained urban environments.

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ESF Open Academy
openacademy@esf.edu
315-470-6817

Sponsor: ESF Open Academy

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