Session 2E: 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, arguably, more sustainable than 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: Nick Milestone
Director for Offsite and Innovation, WM Hare, Manchester
Marc Colella
Industry Director & Building Structures Practice Lead, AECOM, Melbourne
Jan Henckens
Senior Project Manager, Nikken Sekkei Ltd, Tokyo
Mark O'Connor
Director, WSP UK Limited, London
Michael Palmer
Managing Principal, Perkins & Will, Chicago

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