Wood Buildings: Innovative Products, Carbon and Forestry
August 26, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:30pm PT
Chelsea Drenick | Regional Director, Northern CA, NV, UT, Woodworks
Mike Romanowski | Regional Director, Southern CA, Woodworks
Issues surrounding carbon are in the forefront of many building designers’ minds. As a result, questions can arise as to what building products should be specified to help achieve a more sustainable structure. This presentation will introduce innovative wood construction including mass timber, modular and prefabricated wood buildings. The benefits of these materials will be highlighted focusing on their positive environmental impacts. Basic terminology surrounding carbon will be reviewed along with information on carbon sequestration in wood. US sustainable forestry practices will be discussed as well.