In this special guest episode I speak with Taylor Cabot, who was the Project Manager on the amazing Ascent Project. At 284 feet, Ascent lives up to its name. The towering 25-story luxury apartment building is the world's tallest hybrid mass timber structure, with 19 stories and 273,000 square feet of mass timber providing 260 residential units to the Milwaukee market. The project received a U.S. Forest Service Wood Innovation Grant for its unprecedented use of timber in high-rise construction in the United States.
Taylor describes here journey into mass timber as a leap into the unknown in 2014 which has led to her involvement in over a dozen mass timber structures across the United States. Taylor loves walking through healthy forests, touring manufacturing facilities, leading constructability reviews, and overseeing the construction of these groundbreaking buildings, like Ascent. Please enjoy this very special and really enjoyable episode with Taylor.
Production by Deeelicious Beats
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production
Sponsors of the Podcast:
Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.
International Association for Mass Timber Construction (IAMTC)
The International Association for Mass Timber Construction aims to promote and deliver value to its members and associated stakeholders through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy, thought-leadership, development for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing sectors, provide education, training/teaching and research in establishing a global mass timber construction sector across the five contents of the world.