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Mass Timber Sessions with Associate Kirsten Clemens and Green Building Alliance

On October 5th, Green Building Alliance (GBA), in partnership with AIA Pittsburgh, Woodworks, and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, kicks off a series of conversations on the opportunities, applications, and potential for mass timber construction in Western Pennsylvania.

The first session in the Mass Timber Series will focus on system applications. Kirsten Clemens, AIA, an associate and sustainability champion in our Pittsburgh office, will lead the discussion alongside Momo Sun, PE, Director at Woodworks. Julia Wattick, AIA, Associate at Branch Pattern, and Amal Mahrouki, Director of Legislative Affairs for AIA Pennsylvania, will also join the conversation.

Kirsten has researched and applied mass timber systems as a carbon sequestering structural solution since 2013, and has played a significant role in our firm’s sustainability dialogue, in addition to speaking on the practical applications of tall timber building code updates. “System Applications” will focus on the historical precedent of timber structures in Western Pennsylvania, highlighting the unique qualities and benefits of mass timber and the various solutions available today. Greenhill School, Valdes STEM + Innovation Center, and a Global Technology Company office will be among the showcased projects that put mass timber on display. All sessions will be presented on Zoom and an in-person finale will take place on November 16th at the Energy Innovation Center in downtown Pittsburgh. GBCI CEU credits are available for AIA or GBA members. Learn more and register below.

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