See How Mass Timber Can Support Sustainability and Build Community

What This Course Covers:

In this session, Joe Mayo of Mahlum Architects explores mass timber from an architectural perspective, using case studies to talk through how wood buildings where the wood structure is artfully highlighted can connect with local communities and environments and how they can be used creatively to meet a range of project goals. He also delves into the evolution of building codes, using IBC and Washington State code development as examples of how concerns about fire and moisture safety are being addressed.  

You'll Learn How to:

  • Recognize potential carbon impacts related to the use of mass timber.
  • Understand how wood elements are used to support cultural and social goals.
  • Apply information from case studies to identify solutions for ensuring structural soundness and durability.
  • Compare past, current, and future code requirements regarding the safe use of mass timber.

This course will be of interest to a wide audience within the building industry, in particular architects, designers, contractors, and developers who are interested in learning about the design and construction of mass timber enclosures.

Continuing Education Credits:


Why Learn About Mass Timber Enclosures?

As the design and construction industry continues to search for more sustainable and cost-efficient methods of construction, mass timber has presented itself as both a viable and a desirable option. With this new wave of design and construction comes challenges not faced by more conventional building systems and enclosure products. The instructors in the Mass Timber Enclosure series will explore and discuss a number of topics relevant to the design and construction of mass timber enclosures in the US and Canada, focusing on opportunities to manage risk and increase the long-term durability of the mass timber enclosure.


Associate, Architect

Joe Mayo

Joe Mayo is an Associate and Architect at Mahlum Architects in Seattle, Washington. Joe is the author of Solid Wood: Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design, the first English language book devoted solely to mass timber commercial buildings. Joe has been an active advocate of mass timber for nearly a decade. During his time at the City of Seattle he helped initiate a city-wide CLT taskforce. He has recently worked with the AIA WA Council and non-profit Forterra to successful change the Washington State Building Code to allow greater use of mass timber, which went into effect last summer.

You will have up to 30 days to review the course material and complete any required quizzes. This course can also be purchased as part of a bundle of 6 courses.