On Wednesday, September 13th, SOM Associate Benton Johnson will lead a webinar hosted by the Wood Products Council. Johnson will discuss the results of research on timber-concrete composite floor systems that SOM conducted with Oregon State University to advance the findings of the Timber Tower Research Project.
The goal of the Timber Tower Research Project was to develop a structural system for tall buildings that uses mass timber as the main structural material and minimizes the embodied carbon footprint of the building. To advance the findings of the research initiative, SOM and Oregon State University developed a comprehensive physical testing program.
As summarized by the Wood Products Council in its description of the webinar, many commercial, mixed-use, and multi-family buildings utilize long-span floor systems that allow for open and flexible interior floor plans. Competitive long-span floor systems made with mass timber-concrete composite panels are an opportunity to expand the use of wood framing in a variety of occupancy and building types, including high-rises.
Webinar: Timber-Concrete Composite Floor Systems
September 13, 2017
10 a.m. Pacific Time