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The Future of Tall: Building a Wood High-Rise in the U.S.

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Rendering of wooden high-rise construction project, Framework

Rendering of LEVER Architecture’s wooden high-rise construction project, Framework; the first project of its kind in the United States.

The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Invites you to a Seminar and Reception

The Future of Tall: Building a Wood High-Rise in the U.S.

Presented by

Thomas Robinson, architect and founder, LEVER Architecture

Wednesday, October, 4, 2017
2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Telfair B. Peet Theatre

Reception immediately following.

 

 

 

The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences invites you to a seminar titled, “The Future of Tall: Building a Wood High-Rise in the U.S,” presented by Thomas Robinson, architect and founder of LEVER Architecture of Portland, OR. Cross-laminated timber (CLT), a newly engineered wood product system, is gaining popularity in mid- and high-rise residential and non-residential construction. Robinson will share how this material is revolutionizing sustainable construction with details about his firm’s pioneering use of CLT in “Framework” –  a project slated to become the first mass timber high-rise in the U.S.

The seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 4, from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. at the Telfair B. Peet Theatre. A reception will take place in the main lobby and patio of the theatre immediately following the seminar. This is a complimentary event for faculty, students and members of the general public. Advanced reservations are not required. Parking is available on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Stadium Parking Deck. No parking pass is required.

Sponsored by: Regions Bank, Dixon-Moody Timber Group and Chirpwood Frames of East Alabama, International Beams, Forest Investment Associates, Timber Products Inspection, the Alabama Forestry Association, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee of Alabama.

Auburn University Sponsoring and Organizing Committee:
  • Brian Via, Chair, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
  • Jim Carroll, Facilities Management
  • Cary Chandler,  Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development
  • David Kennedy, College of Architecture, Design and Construction
  • Michael Kensler, Office of Sustainability
  • Karen Rogers, College of Architecture, Design and Construction
  • Steven Taylor, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
  • Arnold “Beau” Brodbeck, Alabama Cooperative Extension Systems

Questions regarding the seminar may be directed to Dr. Brian Via at 334-844-1007 or via email at brianvia@auburn.edu.

 

 

Details

Date:
October 4
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Dr. Brian Via
Phone:
334-844-1007
Email:
brianvia@auburn.edu

Venue

Telfair B. Peet Theatre
350 W Samford Ave
Auburn, AL 36849 United States
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Website:
http://www.auburn.edu/main/welcome/theatre.html