Tall with Timber: A Seattle Mass Timber Tower Case Study
November 14, 2018
A team of A/E/C industry professionals, including Fast + Epp Engineers, recently gathered in Seattle to share insights from a new report, Tall With Timber: A Seattle Mass Timber Tower Case Study.
Considerations around climate change, the price of concrete and steel, and incorporating elements for fostering health and wellness in buildings are all factors leading to an industry shift in support for renewable and locally available resources in North America – leading to the growth of mass timber.
The report was undertaken to establish design parameters and requirements, and to provide a cost comparison between mass timber and cast-in-place post-tension concrete as structural framing system for a hypothetical 12-storey, mixed-use building in Seattle, Washington.
The goal of the report is to share key insights about tall wood buildings with the developer community.
To learn more, read Tall With Timber: A Seattle Mass Timber Tower Case Study.