Calendar

The Tall Timber Center Events Calendar tracks previous and upcoming events conducted by CTBUH and its affiliates in relation to tall mass timber.

Upcoming Events

TALL TIMBER: The Future of Cities in Wood

21 Feb-1 Sep 2024, New York City

TALL TIMBER, a new exhibition curated by The Skyscraper Museum, focuses on Mass Timber high-rises, and is based, in part, on the exhibition REFRAMED. REFRAMED was co-curated by the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and presented by the Softwood Lumber Board at the CAC from April 25, 2023 through January 7, 2024.

Past Events

CTBUH Chicago Future Leaders Presents: Thornton Tomasetti

20 Mar 2024, Chicago

Join the CTBUH Chicago Future Leaders Committee for a tour of the new Thornton Tomasetti office space located in 600 W Fulton, followed by a Mass Timber presentation by Alejandro Fernandez.

CTBUH Seattle Future Leaders Presents: 35 Stone—Mass Timber Commercial Office Tour

5 Feb 2024, Seattle

Join the CTBUH Seattle Future Leaders for their first event of 2024, a tour of 35 Stone followed by happy hour networking. Telling a timber story of sustainability, 35 Stone celebrates Seattle’s origins with its mass timber framework and an industrial inspired form.

Tall Timber, A Revolution in the Building Industry

11 Dec 2023, Oak Park

Join CTBUH at the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association for their enrichment series featuring CTBUH Director of Research and Thought Leadership, Daniel Safarik. Free and open to the public. Zoom attendance is also available at link in the description.

CTBUH UK Chapter Presents: How Tall is Tall in Timber in the UK? Challenges, Current Trends, and Future Prospects

23 Nov 2023, London

Join cross industry experts as they delve into the potential for pushing the boundaries of sustainable timber buildings, draw insights from successful examples in other European markets and uncover the critical factors that impact the height limitations of timber buildings in the UK.

Talking Timber: Designing Future Cities in Wood

19 Sep 2023, Chicago

Join us in picturing a future of cities cast in wood. Our panel of international architects and researchers will unveil transformative development plans, skyscrapers, and cutting-edge innovations harnessing mass timber for sustainable growth. This event is part of the Talking Timber lecture series, organized in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Center’s mass timber exhibition, Reframed: The Future of Cities in Wood.

CTBUH UK Chapter Presents: Talk & Tour of The Black & White Building

15 Aug 2023, London

Join the UK Chapter on Tuesday 15th August for a talk and tour of The Black & White Building, a statement of sustainable design principals and Central London’s tallest mass timber office building.

Talking Timber: Will Chicago Embrace Wooden High Rises?

9 Aug 2023, Chicago

Is Chicago, home of the Great Fire and stringent building codes, ready to embrace tall timber construction? Find out when our panelists get together to discuss local and regional precedents, structural research, and evolving codes and attitudes. This event is part of the Talking Timber lecture series, organized in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Center’s mass timber exhibition, Reframed: The Future of Cities in Wood.

CTBUH Australia Presents: Tall Timber—36 Wellington Street Site Tour

11 May 2023, Melbourne

As the use of timber in buildings becomes more prevalent, the Melbourne Committee of CTBUH Australia is pleased to offer a site tour of 36 Wellington Street, Collingwood.

Talking Timber: Can Wood Save Us?

25 Apr 2023, Chicago

Join us in person or online for the opening of the Chicago Architecture Center’s newest exhibition, "REFRAMED: The Future of Cities in Wood," presented by the Softwood Lumber Board and created in partnership with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Attendees will receive a video of the panel discussion after the event.

REFRAMED: The Future of Cities in Wood

25 Apr-7 Jan 2024, Chicago

On view through October 2023, "REFRAMED: The Future of Cities in Wood" tells the story of building with mass timber and features architectural models of mass timber projects from around the world, from public spaces to office buildings and adaptive reuse to new construction. REFRAMED is co-curated by the Chicago Architecture Center and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and presented by the Softwood Lumber Board.

CTBUH France Chapter Presents: The Olympic Village + The Parc de Paris La Défense

23 Feb 2023, Paris

Kindly hosted by Solidéo in the morning, and by Paris la Défense in the afternoon, the CTBUH French Chapter is pleased to invite you to two presentations and site visits to discuss these themes of major developments of tomorrow, their virtues, their technologies, their legal and financial arrangements, and the obstacles encountered.

CTBUH France Chapter Presents Timber Industry Insurance: Where Are We?

18 Nov 2022, Paris

Hosted by the Mutuelle des Architectes MAF, the CTBUH French Chapter is pleased to invite you to an in-person and virtual discussion on comparative insurance practices relating to timberdesign and construction.

CTBUH Austria Presents: Architecture, Sustainability and Timber from the Nordic Perspective

28 Sep 2022, Vienna

CTBUH Austria would like to invite you to two exciting presentation followed by a guided tour of the recently handed over DC3 tower.

CTBUH 2022 Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings Conference

23-24 May 2022, Chicago

This two-day conference will convene the leading international experts in steel and timber design & construction, to explore how the benefits of each can be utilized to advance tall steel-timber hybrid buildings.

Tall Timber and the Future City

1 Apr 2021, Online Event

Antony Wood, CEO of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, delivers the keynote presentation, 1 April 2021, at the International Mass Timber Conference (IMTC), taking place online.

CTBUH Florida Chapter Presents: Timber on the Rise, from Paris to Miami

4 Mar 2021, Online Event

The CTBUH Florida Chapter held a webinar that reviewed a case study on the Bruneseau Seine tower in Paris and the current state of research in wood construction in Miami.

CTBUH Completes Timber Rising Engagement Program

17 Dec 2020

As part of the Timber Rising project, which investigates the role tall timber will play in our quest for a future, lower-carbon built environment, CTBUH has produced a series of outputs in conjunction with the USDA Forest Service, all of which provide key information on mass timber innovations to stakeholders in the tall building industry.

CTBUH Canada FLC: Fire Dynamics in Timber Structures

18 Mar 2020, Toronto

The CTBUH Canada Future Leaders Committee is excited to announce its next event - a presentation on Fire Dynamics in Large Open Timber Structures given by Professor John Gales from York

CTBUH Scandinavia Future Leaders Committee Presents: Tall Timber: The Sustainable High Rise

13 Feb 2020, Stockholm

The CTBUH Scandinavia Future Leaders Committee presents an engaging presentation on the newest, state-of-the-art tall timber buildings, and the innovations that have made them possible.

CTBUH Canada Future Leaders Committee: Tall Timber Buildings

24 Jun 2019, Toronto

The CTBUH Canada Future Leaders Committee is excited to announce its next event - a presentation on Tall Timber Buildings hosted by Moses Structural Engineers and RDH Building Science.

Timber Rising Program Room: Call for Abstracts

29 May 2019, Chicago

CTBUH is issuing a Call for Abstracts to all members with an involvement in the development, design, engineering, operation or occupancy of mass timber structures.

Mjøstårnet Becomes World’s Tallest All-Timber Building

7 May 2019, Brumunddal

CTBUH has verified the completion of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway that, at the time of completion, holds the unique title of the “World’s Tallest All-Timber Building.” This news coincides with the amendment of the CTBUH Height Criteria to include timber as a recognized structural material.

Tall Timber Working Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Dubai

The Tall Timber Working Group, assembled to create a CTBUH Technical Guide on Timber in High-Rise Buildings, established responsibilities for its members at the CTBUH 2018 Conference.

CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop

29 Oct 2017, Sydney

Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall Timber Workshop, which included 14 presenters speaking on topics relevant to the tall timber industry.

International Mass Timber Conference

28-30 Mar 2017, Portland

Attend the three day educational conference and expo where opportunities and obstacles concerning mass timber building construction around the world will be explored.

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report

16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen

The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.

Second CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting

8 May 2015, Berlin

The Tall Timber Buildings Working Group held their second meeting with a discussion on defining parameters for categorizing Tall Timber Buildings and focusing on creating a manual.

CTBUH Chicago Talks Tall Timber

25 Feb 2015, Chicago

CTBUH Chicago and YPC held a lecture entitled “Tall Timber Buildings: Trends and Research” given by Benton Johnson, drawing 90-plus attendees.

First CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting

25 Nov 2014, Venice

The first meeting of the CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group was held in the CTBUH Research Office at University Iuav of Venice.