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NYS Green Building Conference
4th Mass Timber Symposium

The symposium will build capacity in the NYS Architecture, Engineering, and Construction community to design and deliver all the potential that this new approach offers.

Join us for 3 exciting presentations on Mass Timber on February 8th, 15th and 22nd from 12 - 1:30 PM each day.

Participants will be emailed the Zoom login information prior to the start of each webinar. Please see the Registration section below.


Fourth annual NYS Mass Timber Symposium

- a virtual kickoff and an in-person return!

As mass timber adoption disrupts the traditional approach to structural systems, this year we’ll explore how that disruption can help reshape all of the construction process!  Our free online symposium will kick off with Ona Flindall from OSLOTRE AS.  Ona will share how her firm designed and delivered Norway’s first office building constructed explicitly for future disassembly and reuse.  Next up, Dr. Paul Kremer will share how mass timber can extend our existing buildings upward, and even connect at height to create new communities above our cities.  To wrap up our online presentations, Sandra Lupien will bring us back to the ground to explain how Michigan State University was able to repurpose a decommissioned powerplant with a mass timber addition to meet their needs for current and future STEM laboratory education. 

Starting on March 2nd, we’ll be back in person!  Taylor Cabot’s keynote will book-end with Michael Green’s keynote presentation from 2018.  Taylor will share how we have gone above and beyond the challenge that Michael set.  As project manager, Taylor will explain how the tallest mass timber structure in the world got built here in the US.  Next up, Lindsey Wikstrom will explore material flow for mass timber, and Jeff Spiritos will bring us the story of mass timber for affordable housing happening now in the Northeast.  To wrap up, Mikhail Haramati, Christina Aßmann, and Michael Hindle will all discuss how buildings can be carbon storage solutions! 

Please join us first online, and then in-person, and hear from these outstanding speakers.



Time (ET)

Presentation Title & Presenters



12:00 - 1:30 PM


Halse Tre: Norways first timber office building designed for disassembly and reuse
Ona Flindall, Oslotre AS

Approved for 1.0 PDH



12:00 - 1:30 PM


Building communities above our cities: The rise of hybrid timber vertical extensions
Dr. Paul Kremer, University of Melbourne and Deakin University



12:00 - 1:30 PM


Harnessing Engagement, Research, and Policy to Build Mass Timber Momentum in Michigan
Sandra Lupien, MassTimber@MSU, Michigan State University


Keynote Presentation

Thursday, March 2, 2023

  • A Decade of North American Mass Timber

    Taylor Cabot, Timberlab

  • Towards Biodiverse Mass Timber

    Lindsey Wikstrom, Mattaforma

  • Buildings as a Carbon Drawdown Solution

    Christina Aßmann, Michael Hindle, Passive to Positive

  • Closing and Conference Giveaway
  • Conference Concludes


Conference Early Fee (if registered Feb 2, 2023) Fee (after Feb 2, 2023)
Professional: Symposium webinars only, with continuing education credit $45 $60
Professional: Symposium webinars only, without continuing education credit Free Free
Professional: If also participating in the NYS Green Building Conference, with continuing education credit Free Free




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