I recently attended the Mass Timber Conference, and it was an incredibly, enriching and exciting experience that I just had to share! First and foremost some numbers are necessary to fully understand the extent of this 7th edition:
It was such a pleasure to finally see my professional colleagues and friends in person and I would like to personally thank every single one of them for making my stay overseas incredible: Alan Dias, Greg Howes, Michael Green, Michael Thrailkill, DIALOG, Craig Applegath, Daria Khachi, Jim Anderson, Jay Levine, Mike Yorke, Michele Shi, Marek Zawadzki, Lee Scott, P. Eng, MBA, Patrick Poulin, Patrick Chouinard, Patrick Crabbe, Andrew Guido, Gerardo Parisi, Hannes Blaas, Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Juan Carlos Portuese, Sławomir Iwanicki, Greg Pullam, Tony Mammone P.Eng., Christoph Loesch, Jonathan King, Tommaso Martini, Mariapaola Riggio, Oregon State University, Ricky McLain, PE, SE, Philipp Zumbrunnen, Diego Morettin, Adrian Sluga, Ewan Reid Daniele Vezzoli THANK YOU!
Congrats to the organizers Arnie Didier, Craig Rawlings and Paul Toussaint!
Attending a virtual conference has, unfortunately, several limits so this year, reconnecting with like-minded individuals passionate about sustainable construction’s future in person had an incredible “taste”.
But beyond the social aspect, the conference was a goldmine of knowledge and inspiration. I was truly impressed by the wide range of technologies, products, and materials presented, all aimed at advancing the use of #masstimber in construction.
During these two extremely intense days, I had the opportunity to discuss and engage with many colleagues about our workflow, the way we implemented #dfma and digital processes in each project, and our approach to international projects. I can confirm that Mass Timber is, first of all, a digital material!
I really enjoyed deepening into DfMA, something I’m really keen on and sure is revolutionizing the industry of timber engineering/structures very soon.
What I noticed talking with different foreign colleagues that really positively impressed me, was how they all have taken great interest in Ergodomus maniacal attention to detail designing. This confirmed to me that, no matter size and complexity of a project, no matter where the project is: details are a determining part of a project all around the world (we talked about it fully in this article). The devil is in the detail; especially when it comes to Mass Timber.
The topics covered and the speakers were also top-notch, providing insights and expertise on sustainability, codes, and regulations.
I left the conference feeling energized (from a professional point of view…but really energy drained from a physical point of view) and empowered, armed with new precious knowledge and connections that will undoubtedly serve me well in my working future.
Finally, if you have any interest in sustainable construction and the future of mass timber, I cannot recommend the Mass Timber Conference enough. It’s a fantastic opportunity to expand and enrich your professional network, connect with experts, and discover the latest and greatest in the field. I came back home with a lot of interesting inspirations and the certainty that mass timber is taking a primary role in the global construction sector.