Thu, May 20|
RDH Building Science: Prefabricated Low-Carbon Mass Timber Facades for Highrise Buildings
This event is an online seminar hosted by RDH as part of their Building Science Lives Series - a live webinar series that featured our building science experts exploring a new topic each month. The series aimed to connect and learn from each other through a shared love of buildings.
Time & Location
May 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
About the Event
The push towards low energy and low carbon has led to rapid innovation in mass timber, including the development of cutting-edge prefabricated façade systems for tall wood buildings. This presentation will discuss the evolution of prefabricated systems, drawing on case studies to show the scale of progress and opportunity in this sector. Case studies will include groundbreaking projects such as Canada's Earth Tower, a mixed-use Passive House project of up to 40 storeys, currently being developed in Vancouver, Canada. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how prefab mass timber facades can achieve carbon and energy goals while meeting stringent fire and durability requirements.