Fire Engineering, Codes and Research

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

Oregon State University - Portland Center

555 SW Morrison St #2100 · Portland, OR

How to find us

Meier and Frank Building. The entrance is on Morrison. Walk through the double doors and head down a short flight of steps to the elevators. We are on the 2nd floor, directly left of the reception desk in the Pioneer Event Room, (2002).

Location image of event venue


The specter of fire is sometimes summoned as a critique of choosing massive timber elements for modern structures, yet a body of experiential and research-based evidence shows that mass timbers perform well during a fire scenario.

Instead of focusing on what we already know about timber and fire, our next meetup will focus on the current state-of-the-art in fire engineering approaches, codes/jurisdictional requirements and research efforts, and how these fields will continue to evolve.

Please join us alongside an exceptional panel:

Robert Gerard (Senior Engineer, Coffman Engineers)
Tanya Wuertz (Principal Analyst, Code Unlimited)
Erica Fischer (Assistant Professor, Oregon State University)

As always there will light refreshments and a cash bar.

We look forward to seeing you all!