Mass Timber

Mass Timber Code Changes Go Into Effect

It’s official!! As of July 1st, California Building code now permits high rise mass timber buildings up to 18 stories. The work of JAMA Principal Matt Timmers, in his role as a member of the International Code Council (ICC)’s Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings, has helped this process along. In addition to initiating an office-wide initiative to advance research and applications into seismically active zones, Ma
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Principal Matt Timmers Speaks at Mass Timber Conference

JAMA Principal Matt Timmers was a speaker at Advancing Mass Timber Construction 2020, a virtual conference focused on optimization, design and delivery of mass timber structures. Matt spoke on September 29th of the 20-day conference and was joined by architect Sindhu Mahadevan of Perkins + Will. His topic, “Setting up a Collaborative Design-Assist Process With All Project Partners to Optimize Project Delivery&#
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Alvidrez High Rise Housing Uses Mass Timber Frame

What began as a competition to explore mass timber in high-rise design in California has blossomed into a fully funded supportive housing development. Located in Skid Row, the Alvidrez is a 14-story tower containing 150 studio apartments and “support spaces” on the ground floor, which will include case management, individual and group counseling, and group activities to improve the health and well-being of residents.
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Skid Row Housing Trust Plans Mass Timber High Rise in DTLA

What started as a design competition is now moving into the next phases of EIR and design as the Alvidrez! JAMA is once again pushing the envelope on this effort; this time through mass-timber modular high-rise design in a project that also provides much needed permanent supportive housing in LA. Located on East 5th Street in the Skid Row area of Downtown LA, the 14-story structure will offer 150 studio apartments fo
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