This course will explore mass timber construction, including the different types of mass timber products that are manufactured from Douglas fir, spruce-pine-fir, and Southern pine species; their performance and environmental benefits; and applications for this type of construction.
The course will also examine the importance of Western red cedar as a sustainable building product that introduces biophilic design into a space, and how it can be used to complement mass timber construction in both interior and exterior applications.
- Discover the different types of mass timber products, applications for mass timber construction, and the softwood lumber species that are used to manufacture mass timber products, including Douglas fir, spruce-pine-fir, and Southern pine.
- Examine the benefits of mass timber, from carbon sequestration to construction efficiencies.
- Review how Western red cedar products can be used on both exteriors and interiors to complement mass timber construction.
- Explore several projects where Western red cedar was used to complement mass timber structures.
Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of mass timber construction.