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INTO THE WOODS: A CARBON STORY CONTINUED

October 5-6, 2023
The 2-Day symposium took place in Gainesville, FL, and featured keynote speakers that touched on various perspectives of mass timber. Click for more.
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Florida Resilience: Strategizing Roles in Southern Yellow Pine Mass Timber Movement

April 25, 2023
The LU_Lab was excited to present "Florida Resilience: Strategizing Roles in Southern Yellow Pine Mass Timber Movement." The event featured expertise from Forestry through Building on the emergence of mass timber across the Southeast. Panelists will discuss the specific implications of designing, engineering and building with mass timber materials to address regional building needs.
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Mass Timber in Florida: A Sustainable Design Solution

A collaboration between the LU_Lab and the Florida Forest Service.
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Advancing Wood Construction: Policy, Permitting, and Testing

March 3, 2023
A discussion given by Chris Meyer concerning the importance of implementing mass timber in both construction use and the market in Miami. He starts by describing the journey of wood by starting with the woods, and ending with a construction site; this talk asks the question: why do we build?
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HOW TO WORK THE IN-BETWEEN SPACE OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

FEBRUARY 9, 2023
Chris and Shawna Meyer discuss objectives of the LU_Lab and their practice, Atelier Mey, along with creating dialogue about mass timber, and its importance to sustainability. They give insight on how applied research can be translated into the discipline of architecture successfully.
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Past Events

MASS TIMBER: SO WHAT NOW?

April 2022
Hosted on the Coral Gables campus, the night of the symposium featured a keynote speech, panel speakers, and focused on the progress of mass timber from small-scale to big-scale projects, and what that entails with current standard procedures and policies.
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CLT Fundamentals in Miami: Design, Engineering, and Logistics

March 31, 2022
The four-person panel includes the project architects, structural engineer, and mass timber project manager to discuss the process of design, engineering, and building erection of the first mass timber CLT building in Miami Dade County. The talk focuses on the positives and challenges of deploying a mass timber building in Southern Florida.
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CLT IN-SITU

June 2021

A 3-day workshop program in June of 2021, which was held on-site in Miami that engaged university students, educators, and design/engineering professionals interested in gaining hands-on experience with the CLT construction process, and with the first CLT project in Miami-Dade County.

The event was a collaboration between LU_Lab, Florida Forestry Service and Minimal Impact Engineering.

Symposium: Wood and Everything After

February 2021

During this two-day event, audience members were exposed to the knowledge of leading experts in the mass timber industries of forestry, manufacturing, construction, and design. Through the lens of architecture, we decoded the ecological and economic impacts of the timber industry; discussed wood utilization in construction; challenged antiquated practices; reviewed the past and present works of mass timber design pioneers, and proposed the future of mass timbers and architecture.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Woodworks, AIA Miami, U.S. Forest Service, University of Miami School of Architecture, The Littoral Urbanism Lab.

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