Monthly Meetings:

Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, except for November-December, which is held the first week of December. 

Maggiano's Little Italy
10910 Domain Dr # 100
Austin, TX 78759

11:45 AM  Social
12:00 PM Program & Lunch

 Fees **:   
 $   5* Students 
 $ 25* Current Members 
 $ 30* Non-Members 
 $ 15 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Students
 $ 30 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Members 
 $ 35 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Non-Members 

Note: In order to guarantee a meal, please pay for your registration through PayPal by the Friday before the meeting. No refunds after registration deadline.

To receive this fee, you have to finalize your registration and payment by the Friday before the meeting (registration deadline).
Otherwise, you will be charged the late registration fee

** Fees updated for 2017. Effective 1/1/2017.

 Maggiano's Little Italy

Upcoming events

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Maggiano's Little Italy - Domain
    • 28

    Modern Timber Connection Systems for Mass Timber

    Presented By: Max Closen


    The session will address the application of modern timber connection systems in North America`s Mass TImber sector. An overview of the available technology  of self tapping engineered wood screws and pre-engineered connection systems is provided.  This presentation will address how pre-engineered timber connection systems contribute to modern timber structures and make wood reach further. Design procedures, impacts of static and dynamic loading on connection performance as well as timber moisture content variations and their impact on connector capacity will be addressed. Furthermore, the design method for radial tension reinforcement and fire protection through wood charring will be addressed. 


    Max grew up in a family of foresters in Germany and realized his passion for wood early on while scrambling between logs that were provided by his family to sawmills. His father`s wood shop has always been one of the most attracting places on the family property. Outside of school Max was always found playing with tools, drilling holes and assembling small timber members together to random structures. At the age of 16, Max decided that school was not for him and started to learn the craft of timber framing. After 5 years of working in the trade, Max became interested in studying and was fortunate to graduate from one of the leading timber engineering schools in Europe. With an engineering degree in his pocket Max accepted a job in Vancouver, BC and worked in a small structural engineering firm. Realizing that earthquakes are not fiction but reality at the North American west coast, Max saw himself forced to engage in further studies at the University of British Columbia where he graduated with a master degree in timber engineering. In his work he studied the seismic performance of various timber connection systems. Realizing that connections are one of the most crucial elements of design, in particular in timber structures, the idea of forming a company specializing in timber connections was born. Still a student, Max formed MyTiCon Timber Connectors Inc. Today MyTiCon has become one of the leading Mass Timber connection system suppliers in North America.

Past events

28 Sep 2017 September Meeting
24 Aug 2017 August Meeting
20 Jul 2017 July Meeting
22 Jun 2017 June Meeting
25 May 2017 May Meeting
03 May 2017 Charity Trivia
30 Mar 2017 March Meeting
09 Mar 2017 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
23 Feb 2017 February Meeting
26 Jan 2017 January Meeting
01 Dec 2016 December Meeting
20 Oct 2016 2016 State Conference
22 Sep 2016 September Meeting
25 Aug 2016 August Meeting
28 Jul 2016 July Meeting
01 Jun 2016 Salary Survey!
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