Michigan: Sign up for free mass timber webinars May 11 and June 3

Contact: Julie Manley, Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute Agency: Natural Resources

May 7, 2021

A series of monthly webinars about key aspects of building with mass timber continues with a look at mass timber projects in Michigan and around the United States. The program takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, with presenter Pete Kobelt of mass timber design and engineering firm Element5. Register for the webinar.

The webinar series is an outgrowth of Michigan's recent Mass Timber Summit, a virtual meeting that took place last fall and was co-hosted by the Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. All of the webinars are hosted by MIFBI.

Upcoming in June is "Hardwoods for Mass Timber: Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S.," noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3. Presenter is Xinfeng Xie, assistant professor of forest biomaterials at Michigan Technological University. Register for this webinar.

More on Michimich.com
Although they are free, the webinars are limited to 100 guests and registration is required. A list of upcoming webinars and recordings of past events are available on the MIFBI website.

Mass timber construction allows for building large and tall structures using engineered wood. Mass timber construction often goes up faster than traditional construction and uses renewable materials.

Michigan State University used mass timber construction in its $100 million, 117,000-square-foot STEM Teaching and Learning Facility. The DNR is in the design phase of a planned $5 million mass timber building to house its field office and customer service center in Newberry in the eastern Upper Peninsula.

Watch this MSU video to learn more about how mass timber works.

Filed Under: Government, State

Show All News | Report Violation


Latest on Michimich.com