Meeting Agenda


January 7, 2019

8:30 a.m.        Welcome & Introduction

Dr. Richard Baldwin

8:45 a.m.       Key Note: Influencer Perceptions on the Use of Cross-Laminated Timber in the U.S. South:                           Artchitects, Builders, Engineers, and Lumber Manufacturers

Dr. Richard Vlosky

9:15 a.m.        Mass Timber Design

Jacob A. Gines

9:45 a.m.        Break

10:00 a.m.      IB X-Lam USA Mass Timber Production

 Steve Lieberman, PE

10:35 a.m.      TimTeck, an Economical Choice in a Mass Timber Market

                        Walter Jarck

11:05              Durability Testing of CLT & Testing Capabilities

Dr. Beth Stokes

11:45 a.m.      Hosted Lunch

1:00 p.m.      Preservatives for Composites and possibilities for CLT

                     Tim Carey

1:30 p.m.       What's New in Composites/Testing & Capability

Dr. Dan Seale


2:00 p.m.       Plywood Production

                       Cliff Hudson


2:30 p.m.       OSB Composite Production

Brian Harwood

3:15 p.m.       A Novel Classification System for Timber & Piles/Foundation Pilings for CLT Structures

Brad Brewer

4:00 p.m.       Break

4:10 p.m.        Mechanical/Composite Testing Lab Tour

Dr. Dan Seale

5:50 - 7:00 p.m. Evening Mixer

January 8, 2019

8:30 a.m.        SAF Update

                        Dr. Donal L. Grebner

9:20 a.m.        Future of Forest Products

                        Dr. Hui Wan

10:05 a.m.      Break

10:25 a.m.      The NA Update on Wood-Based Bioenergy

Dr. Richard Vlosky 

11:00 a.m.      Improving Properties and Lowering Manufacturing Cost Involved in Producing Southern                                Pine Energy Pellets

Dr. Jason Street

11:35 a.m.      Concluding Remarks

Dr. Rubin Shmulsky

12:00 p.m.      Adjourn

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