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Research and Resources for Implementing Mass Timber

February 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

$10.00 – $20.00


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Research and Resources for Implementing Mass Timber

Committee: Building Performance & Regulations Committee

CES Learning Units: 1 LU

SmithGroup has been interviewing clients and industry leaders about obstacles to mass timber projects and Holmes Structures has been completing major mass timber projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We will be presenting the risks of mass timber from the client side and learned efficiencies from recent project experience. Our goal is to provide insight and resources to support your clients as they explore mass timber projects.



John Spanier, AIA, Associate & Project Manager, Workplace Studio, SmithGroup

John Spanier, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is an Associate and Project Manager in SmithGroup’s Workplace Studio in San Francisco. His experience over the last two decades is comprised of ground up and adaptive reuse in the commercial, hospitality, residential, educational, civic, and industrial markets. He also served as a sustainability advisor to Northwestern University. John can be reached at: john.spanier@smithgroup.com.

Megan Stringer, Associate Principal, Holmes Structures

Megan Stringer, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, is an Associate Principal at Holmes Structures. Holmes is a leader in Mass timber design with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle as well as internationally. Megan is an active member of the sustainable design community and serves as co-chair of ASCE SEI’s Sustainability Committee. Megan can be reached at:megan.stringer@holmesstructures.com.


+ Understand hurdles to implement mass timber on projects
+ Explore risks associated with mass timber projects and discover ways to mitigate them
+ Gain insights from lessons learned from recent mass timber projects
+ Discover resources available to help design teams utilize mass timber



February 24, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST
$10.00 – $20.00



AIA|LA Building Performance & Regulations Committee
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