MOVED ONLINE: Michigan Mass Timber Summit

September 22, 2020 - October 6, 2020

Online


Contact: Brenda Haskill, haskillB@Michigan.gov, or Julie Manley, julie@mifbi.org

The new mass timber STEM building under construction on the campus of Michigan State University.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED ONLINE DUE TO MSU'S RESPONSE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS.

READ MORE ON THE MSU 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE.

The Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute will host a virtual Michigan Mass Timber Summit in September  and October 2020. The summit will include a virtual tour of the new STEM building at Michigan State University. Registration will open soon.

All paid registrants of the originally scheduled in-person event on April 20-21 will automatically receive a $70 reimbursement due to the reduced cost of the virtual event.

Speakers include George Berghorn, assistant professor of construction management in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction.

The Michigan Mass Timber Summit is an opportunity to learn about this emerging technology, gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges and contribute ideas to its future in Michigan through interactive conversation with those currently constructing mass timber buildings.

The summit’s goal is to accelerate the adoption of mass timber in Michigan by using an on the ground approach and first-hand look at a mass timber building under construction.

About Mass Timber

Mass timber construction – a system where the load-bearing structure of buildings is constructed from engineered wood – is quickly spreading throughout the United States. Michigan’s first mass timber building (a $100 million, 120,000-foot project) is under construction on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, with a fall 2020 anticipated completion. While mass timber presents opportunities for aesthetics, cost savings, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions and storage, the adoption of a new building method also presents challenges.

Learn more about how MSU is involved with mass timber.

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Related Topic Areas

Construction Management, Mass Timber

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Related People

George Berghorn

George Berghorn LEED AP BD+C, CGP
517-353-8756
berghorn@msu.edu