Why Timber is the Construction Material of the 21st Century

Lecture | October 20 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. |  Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)

 Ryan E. Smith, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Utah

 College of Natural Resources

2017 S. J. Hall Lecture in Industrial Forestry

We are experiencing a wood construction revival. Steel and concrete were the material innovations of the industrial revolution. Wood, used to build houses for centuries, is the commercial construction innovation of the 21st century. Long valued for its affordability, timber is being embraced by building developers due to recent advances in engineered wood products, robotic machine manufacturing, and wood's inherent environmental benefits. The 2017 SJ Hall Lecture will feature Ryan E. Smith, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Utah who will speak on increasing the value of under utilized timber through the development of innovative wood products for the construction market.

Public Lecture and Audience Q&A followed by Public Reception
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