First Fall Meetup: Moisture and Mass Timber

Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group
Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group
Public group

The Meier & Frank Building

555 SW Morrison St · Portland, OR

How to find us

We are on the 2nd floor of the Meier and Frank building near Pioneer Square. The entrance is on Morrison. Walk through the double doors and head down a short flight of steps to the elevators. We are directly left of the reception desk in room 2002

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What is checking and cracking and why does it happen? How does wood, and mass timber, interact with moisture in its environment during service, and how does that affect performance and serviceability? What protective precautions are necessary to cover timbers during construction? What detailing is just...wrong?

Designing with mass timber has opened many new questions and considerations surrounding detailing and the role that moisture plays during construction and throughout service life. Join TDI this September at our first fall meetup to listen to a few guest panelists discuss their expert experience in the field, and to openly discuss all things moisture and mass timber.

We are honored to be joined by:

Brad Nile, Project Executive at Andersen Construction

Jeff Morrell, Director of the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life

Mariapaola Riggio, Assistant Professor in Wood Science and Engineering, OSU

As always there will light refreshments and a cash bar. We look forward to seeing you!