2017 CLT Conference Videos

Building for a Sustainable Future

In November 2017, Forterra, along with the Construction Center of Excellence and the Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing, convened a Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Event at University of Washington Tacoma aimed at advancing a sustainable market for CLT and mass timber products in Washington.

Educational sessions throughout the day featured presentations and discussion with elected officials and experts from a myriad of sectors. Sessions spanned key areas related to forest health and sustainable sourcing, production, industry education, building codes and regulations, CLT and mass timber projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, disruptive technologies, and next steps.

Watch video footage from event sessions here.

CLT 101

Introduction to the basics, benefits, and challenges of CLT and Mass Timber

PRODUCTION & SUPPLY

Overview of Washington’s mills and forestry, and the opportunities and challenges of CLT manufacturing

EDUCATION FOR A PREPARED MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE

Identification of required skill sets for an adapted workforce and emerging partnerships to address education needs.

BUILDING CODES & REGULATIONS

What codes currently allow for CLT and mass timber, present challenges, and how to address these barriers today and in the future

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Lessons learned from the past and applications to the future

CLT & MASS TIMBER IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Exploration of existing and future projects and discussion about lessons learned from these demonstrations

RESILIENT FORESTS & SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

Issues related to forest health and how CLT has the potential to connect to restoration efforts

EDUCATION FOR THE DESIGN, BUILD & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES

Discussion between education and industry to examine how working with CLT differs from other materials and how to prepare a trained workforce

LEADERSHIP PANEL & CLOSING REMARKS

A dialogue with agency leaders and elected officials to identify next steps and priorities

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