GSD Structural Design I Demonstration: “WOOD VS. MACHINE: A Structural Cage Match”

Join us Wednesday for a match-up of epic proportions. Mack Magee, a principal at Fire Tower Engineered Timber, will guide us through a series of demonstrations designed to push heavy timber connections to their ultimate capacity. Using a custom designed timber testing machine, connection after connection will be brought to the mat and pushed to the point of failure. Will any withstand the destructive force of the machine? You'll have to join us to find out.

Fire Tower Engineered Timber in Providence, RI is a heavy timber engineering specialist firm founded by James (Mack) Magee and his partner, Ben Brungraber, in 2006. Mack is also a Principal of FraserWood Industries, a heavy timber supplier and fabricator located in Squamish, BC. Mack has both Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from Stanford University.

In conjunction with GSD 6227: Structural Design I.

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