Can wood possibly replace steel and concrete in high-rise buildings?
The Pacific Northwest has been a major source of timber for construction for well over 100 years. Despite the long history, the industry suffered setbacks over the last couple decades due to environmental concerns and innovations in other building materials.
However, wood may be poised for a major comeback as the construction material of choice in the form of cross-laminated timber. On October 30th at the NWCCC 2018 annual conference, “Success Through Innovation and Technology”, hear from Dr. Don Bender, the Weyerhaeuser Professor and Director of the Composite Materials & Engineering Center at Washington State University. Don will present “Cross-laminated Timber: Potential & Challenges within the Construction Industry” to help us understand more about this innovation in building materials.
For a sneak peak into cross-laminated timber and some perspective from Don, read this Seattle Business Magazine article.
In addition, we will have three other speakers about innovation and technology in construction, a quick-fire round of sharing real innovations and technology applications by select NWCCC members, and our annual presentation of the NWCCC Distinguished Project Awards for 2018.
The program will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Doors open at 7:00 with breakfast and great networking available. The program will start at 8:30am, lunch will be served with more networking opportunities, and we will conclude the conference with the awards presentation and have everyone back on the road at around 2:30pm.
Registration is only $169 for 2018 NWCCC members, and $399 for non-members.
Come listen and learn about this remarkable new material that could change construction as we know it. Register for “Success Through Innovation and Technology” here!