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Timber Tech: Wood is Good! (1.5 LU)

Timber Tech is a lunch and learn exploring two different revolutionary technologies in wood frame construction. Wood has traditionally been used in residential construction and continues to be the most preferred method.  However, as construction costs rise, we need to explore alternate methods to make projects more competitive and also understand how the wood industry helps offset global greenhouse gas emissions and reduce waste with sustainable practices. 

Chelsea Drenick of Woodworks will present on mass timber and Gerard McCaughey of Entekra will present their prefabricated panelized wood construction systems. Following each presentation, there will be a discussion of the obstacles and opportunities to implement these systems.


Free for Members. $10 for non-members.


Chelsea Drenick is a licensed structural engineer in the state of California. She is the bay area regional director for WoodWorks where she helps project teams achieve successful wood buildings. Prior to joining WoodWorks Chelsea spent nine years in structural design consulting. Her experience is in a variety of sectors including residential, higher education and retrofit of existing and historic structures. She is passionate about sustainability and the use of wood as a building material to reduce the embodied carbon emissions of structures.

Gerard McCaughey is an internationally respected business leader in FIOSS for the residential and commercial construction markets. Named “Industry Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young, McCaughey was an influential force in Europe’s continuing transition to off-site construction of wood frame homes with MMC. In the early 1990s, wood frame homes represented less than one percent of homes built on that continent. Today, FIOSS is used to build more than 30 percent of new homes in the U.K. and Ireland and nearly 70 percent in Scotland.


Jun 29 2021


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 29 2021
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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