“Sustainable: Mass timber construction’s appeal spreads” reads the Finance & Commerce article. The story sings the praises of the T3 building in the North Loop of Minneapolis, which was the largest mass timber office building in the country when it opened a few years ago.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 11:30a – 1:30p
ARM of Minnesota | 2955 Eagandale Boulevard Suite 300 | Eagan, MN 55121
Tall Timber – John Lee, P.E., LEED, A.P., Cemstone
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association speaker also invited
Block Checkoff Program – John Pederson, TCC Materials
CIM Update – Thor Becken, Cemstone
“Sustainable: Mass timber construction’s appeal spreads” reads the Finance & Commerce article. The story sings the praises of the T3 building in the North Loop of Minneapolis, which was the largest mass timber office building in the country when it opened a few years ago. As the story points out, mass timber building is now sprouting up all over the country. The current tallest wood building in North America? It’s projected to get even taller. Wood is common in single-family houses and in apartment building of six stories of less. It is rare to see mass timber use in commercial office buildings, the reason T3 and others like it around the county are so unusual and drawing the interest and attention of other building materials like concrete, precast, and block.
One company active in the counterbalance of timber building is Cemstone. Led by John Lee, Director of Business Development, the concrete industry is not sitting around waiting for the forest or trees to go away. Lee is active with the “Build with Strength” coalition and is active at the local, state, regional, and national levels on speaking to the shortcoming of mass timber buildings and the resiliency of concrete and concrete products. The NRMCA and other national organizations are involved in building code decision making and material selection in commercial buildings.
Come join us at the ARM office in Eagan on Tuesday, October 29 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM to learn about the issue. We will also be updated on the national block check off program and be briefed on the expansion of the Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM) into the north central region.
A complimentary light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Rosemary at the MC&MCA office.