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Wood: Maximizing the Sustainable Benefits

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Wood construction is often chosen to reduce the carbon footprint of a project. Learn how to maximize the sustainable benefits of wood and mass-timber construction through the real-world examples covered in this webinar. The presentation will cover a wide range of topics while also providing the practicing engineer useful design and specification takeaways.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.
Thank you to our Wood Sponsor!

Please note: This webinar is part of the Embodied Carbon and Sustainability: Actionable Steps for your Projects and is not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription. The registration fee for the Series is $99 for members ($199 for nonmembers), which includes all 4.5 hours of education.


  • Jennifer Cover, MS, P.E.

    Jennifer Cover is a California licensed professional engineer and President & CEO of WoodWorks. She has been with WoodWorks since its inception and, prior to this role, was National Director of the Architectural & Engineering Solutions Division. Since 2006, she has also been an adjunct professor teaching timber design at the University of California, San Diego. Her background is in structural design, project management and strategic planning.

  • Greg Kingsley, Ph.D, P.E.

    Greg is President and CEO of KL&A Engineers and Builders, a firm of about 110 with capabilities in vertically integrated work from design through construction, primarily in steel structures. KL&A works with all materials, and has been working with timber design since our inception. For about a decade, Greg has brought a strong focus to mass timber and other innovative wood structures to KL&A, and in 2019 made Denver the third jurisdiction in the U.S. to adopt the Tall Wood Provisions of the 2021 IBC early. 

  • Michaela Harms

    Michaela Harms has co-written and managed nearly $4M in USDA grant funded research focused on mass timber construction and small-diameter utilization. She specializes in business development, strategy, standards compliance and engineering within the forest products and sustainable construction sectors. Her prior experience includes leading the R&D/Strategy department for a structural round and heavy timber manufacturer, serving as the engineered wood products and sustainable forestry expert for an international certification body and managing algorithm and business development for construction life cycle assessment software. Her work has been published in Structures Magazine and in 2021 presented to Wisconsin State Government officials making the case for mass timber building code updates to support Wisconsin’s woodland economies. 

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August 22, 2023
Tue 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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