2024 Agenda

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Tuesday, November 12

All times are Eastern Standard Time

  • 8:30am –

    Mass Timber Tour
    Amy Gutmann Hall Data Science Building &
    Edelman Fossil Park & Museum


    Nestled in the heart of Philadelphia, Amy Gutmann Hall stands as a testament to modern architectural innovation, blending sustainability with breathtaking design. This state-of-the-art mass timber building not only redefines the skyline but also champions environmentally conscious construction practices.

    • During the tour, you will have the opportunity to:
    • Witness firsthand the unparalleled beauty and structural integrity of mass timber.
    • Explore the advanced technological features and sustainable elements incorporated into the building.
    • Learn about the historical significance and community impact of this landmark project.

    The tour will be conducted by the architects who will provide insights into the design process, construction techniques, and future implications for urban architecture.

    “One of the most anticipated museum openings in the world”
    — Smithsonian Magazine

    Edelman Fossil Park & Museum

    Be among the first visitors to tour a sprawling mass timber museum for a New Jersey fossil park!

    Enjoy lunch in the museum theater while being treated to a presentation by the Museum director.

    Then tour the 44,000 ft2 hybrid mass timber facility which will be New Jersey’s largest public net zero building and part of the Living Building Challenge.

    In addition to a beautiful application of exposted GLT and glulam, the museum incorporates features such as geothermal wells for ground-source heating and cooling systems and a photo voltaic solar field. 100% of the energy used by the museum will come from a combination of green energy available in New Jersey’s power grid and renewable energy produced on-site. No fossil fuels will be combusted for museum operations and no greenhouse gasses will be released in the atmosphere.

  • 9:00am –

    Volumetric Modular Tour
    Spring Garden Apartments + Other Modular Projects —
    Hosted by VBC (Volumetric Building Companies)


    Hosted by VBC, a global leader in volumetric construction, enjoy a presentation, followed by a tour of Spring Gardens Apartments followed by other VBC buildings.

    The Spring Garden Apartments project represents a capstone for the integrated team at VBC. This 5 over 2 modular multifamily housing structure was fully executed from concept to keys, utilizing VBC interior products throughout the entire construction.

5:00pm –

Welcome Reception For all Mass Timber+ speakers, exhibitors and registered attendees.

City Winery Philadelphia, 990 Filbert St

Wednesday, November 13

All times are Eastern Standard Time

8:00am –

Welcome from FEA

Art SchmonManaging Director, Mass Timber+; VP Mass Timber, Forest Economic Advisors (FEA)

8:15am –

Welcome from WoodWorks

Bill ParsonsCOO, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

10:00am –

Expo Hall Hours

Time TBD

Scalable, Nature-based, Modular Approaches for Affordable Multi-family Development

Patrick ChouinardCorporate Citizenship & Founder, Element5

Michaela HarmsSr. Director of Mass Timber, Sterling Solutions

Molly CutlerPrincipal, Cutler Development

Patrick ChouinardCorporate Citizenship & Founder, Element5

The Progression of Light Frame Offsite Technologies

Martin LettenmeierPresident Mass Timber Division & Chief Innovation Officer, Blueprint

Mike SchmidtPresident, Auto ConstructPanelized Construction: The Point of Diminishing Returns

Sara-Ann LoganVice President of Design, Volumetric Building CompaniesMaximizing Design for Manufacturing and Assembly – A Platform-based Modular Solution

Dave CooperPrincipal & Co-Founder, Dave Cooper Live

Time TBD

Panel Discussion
Amy Gutmann Hall, A New Home for Data Science for Penn Engineering

Zachary Stevenson, RASenior Director of Planning, Design and Construction, Penn Engineering

Kerry Phillips, RA, LEED AP BC+CAssociate, Lake Flato

Becker Raab, AIAAssociate, KSS Architects

Stephen Curtis PE, CEng MICEPrincipal, Buro Happold

Pat LaytonProfessor & Director Wood Utilization & Design, Clemson University

Carbon Assessment of Wood Projects: Early Stage Analysis to WBLCA

Sam Culpepper, AIA, HERS RaterProgram Manager & Design Consulting, Southface Institute

Sam Culpepper will be joined by more industry experts – please stay tuned.

Thursday, November 14

All times are Eastern Standard Time

10:00am –

Expo Hall Hours

Time TBD

Toward the Democratization of Mass Timber

Lucas EppVice President & Head of Engineering, StructureCraftBranch 3D: A Mass Timber Paradigm Shift; Creating the Future of Mass Timber Construction

John KleinCEO, Generate TechnologiesGenerate 0.10: Next-generation workflow that digitally connects design to manufacturing and assembly

Amir Shahrokhi, B. Arch, M.Arch.Associate Principal, Director of Innovation, Aspect Structural Engineers

Panel Discussion
Costing Resources for Mass Timber Projects

Brandon Brooks, MBA, PMPConstruction Management Program Manager, Woodworks

Lisa PodestoDirector of Mass Timber and Industrialized Construction, Swinerton Construction

Time TBD

Is Hybrid Mass Timber the Future of Building Construction?

Nick MilestoneVice President, Projects & Construction, Mercer Mass TimberMass Timber / Cold-Formed Steel Frame Hybrids – A Manufacturer’s Perspective

Dean Lewis, P.E. , S.E.Director of Mass Timber and Prefabrication, SkanskaMass Timber Hybrids at Different Scales – A General Contractor’s Perspective

Tanya Luthi, P.E., S.E.Director of Engineering, TimberlabDesigning Mass Timber Hybrids – An Engineer’s Perspective

Insuring Success for Mass Timber Projects

Nate HelbachPartner & CEO, The Neutral Project

Sheldon OppermannCFO & General Counsel, Timber + Partners