Session 2F: Tall Timber: What are the Main Drivers and Challenges?

Panel Discussion

21 October 2018
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

In the past few years, the tall building industry has become increasingly interested in the use of timber as a major structural element in skyscrapers. This has resulted in a now-worldwide wave of research, built projects, and ever-more daring speculative proposals using "mass timber" – engineered wood products that are just as robust as their concrete and steel counterparts. This session convenes a panel of interdisciplinary experts to discuss the drivers of, and challenges to the tall timber phenomenon.

Panel Chair: Jeff Spiritos
Principal, Spiritos Properties LLC, New York City
Oliver Booth (Invited)
Gardiner & Theobald Inc
Marc Colella
Industry Director, AECOM, Melbourne
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