Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CTBUH Seattle YPC & Katerra: Cross-Laminated Timber 101


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Katerra Offices
542 1st Ave. South, Floor 4
Seattle, Washington
Access to the space is off Occidental Ave. S.

Organizers: CTBUH Seattle YPC

5:30 p.m.

Hans Erik Blomgren, Structural Engineer, Katerra
  • Introduction to CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
  • CLT Characteristics and Advantages
  • CLT & Building Code
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Walkthrough of Jurisdictional Acceptance
5:45 p.m. Jennifer Caldwell, Architect, Katerra
  • CLT Aesthetic Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Current Renderings/Options for CLT in Seniors and Market Rate Apartments
6:00 p.m.
Alec Thomas, Construction Manager, Katerra
  • Construction Schedule: CLT vs. Floor Joist
  • Cost-Benefit Comparison: CLT vs. Floor Joist
6:10 p.m. Social Hour (food and drinks provided)
Details: What is CLT (cross-laminated timber)? Why has it become such a popular talking point? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks? How are local jurisdictions accepting the product?

CTBUH Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC), in coordination with Seattle’s Katerra Architects, Engineers & Construction Managers, aim to answer these questions and many more over food and beverages.

After the talk, attendees are free to enjoy views from the 4th-floor deck and examine the installed CLT panels in the office space.

RSVP: To register, please click here.