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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 139: Mass Timber with Nate Bergen of Kinsol Timber Systems

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This week on the Construction Record Podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Kinsol Timber Systems project development manager Nate Bergen about his work on iconic mass timber buildings in British Columbia including Brock Commons Tallwood House on The University of British Columbia campus and the Richmond Oval along with his recent work in San Jose, CA. building a mass timber building for Google.

Bergen speaks to how mass timber construction differs from steel and concrete builds and how modularization and pre-planning are crucial to building with mass timber though “there hasn’t been a project where we haven’t left a little sawdust on the floor.”

Bergen also explained why he enjoys big, unique projects while at the same time emphasized the importance of a set of standards for the mass timber industry.

You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section and you can hear last week’s episode featuring Compass Datacenters chief innovation officer Nancy Novak here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.

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