Mass Timber & Tall: What’s Driving it, and What’s Holding it Back

Antony Wood
Chief Executive Officer
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago

Tim Gokhman
Managing Director
New Land Enterprises LLP, Milwaukee

Lisa Podesto
Senior Business Development Manager
Lendlease, San Jose

Jeff Spiritos
Manager
Spiritos Properties LLC, New York City

Rainer Strauch
CTO and Managing Director at CREE Buildings
Cree by Rhomberg, Bregenz

Given the increasing need for housing, office, and commercial space as the globe’s population moves to urban areas in greater numbers than at any other point in history, the matter of how to deliver shelter in a way that is carbon-conscious and resource-efficient is at the forefront of urban issues. One means of addressing this need lies in mass timber, whose renewable and carbon-sequestering properties make it an ideal material in fostering sustainable vertical urbanism. Representing different perspectives within the tall timber industry, these panelists discuss the cutting-edge innovations, techniques, products, and applications shaping the world's mass timber projects.