College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Daniel Knight, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Mass Timber or Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is structurally engineered wood designed to be used as the structural components of a building. As the Construction Industry shifts toward using more renewable materials, mass timber becomes more relevant. This paper presents a comprehensive case study focusing on the construction process innovations implemented in a recent mass timber project located in San Francisco. The project involves the construction of a secure facility for a prominent biotechnology company. This research aims to learn the innovative techniques and strategies that contributed to the successful completion of this unique project. Key stakeholders, including the project engineer, project manager, and superintendent, were interviewed to provide insights. The research methodology involves semi-structured interviews with the project management team's members, namely the project engineer, project manager, and superintendent. By capturing their experiences and insights, the study aims to uncover the distinctive challenges and benefits associated with mass timber use from a project management standpoint. The data collected will offer valuable insights into the impact of mass timber on job sites and overall project execution. The interviews were transcribed and then analyzed to discover reoccurring patterns and ideas the project management team brought up. These interviews noted the necessity for extensive planning, coordination between subcontractors, scheduling allowances for slower productivity, and allowances for trade damage.

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