Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Tang Science Annex Tour

June 26, 2024
3:30pm-6:30pm EDT

Format: In-Person
Location: Fairbanks Museum + Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury, VT
Cost: See Registration for Details

Please join the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN), AIAVT and Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund for a tour of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium's Tang Science Annex, the first mass timber demonstration project in Vermont and the first building to use cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels made from locally sourced Eastern Hemlock. Come learn how the design team and stakeholders were able to make it all happen and observe the inviting results of their hard work. Hear from the architects, mass timber experts, and local forestry specialists regarding unique challenges and opportunities presented by adding onto a 100 + year old historic building. After the tour, we will gather nearby at the Kingdom Taproom for a more in-depth Q+A with the speakers and tour leaders as well as a networking reception featuring a light dinner and cash bar.

During this event, attendees will learn more about: The overall project design, unique challenges and opportunities presented by adding onto a 100+ year old historic building, design choices, why CLT, etc. The technical considerations for using CLT in this project; benefits of mass timber in a structure of this nature; engineering and other technical aspects of interest The story behind the wood used in this project; where it came from, how it got certified for use in CLT panels and any unique attributes of Easter Hemlock

Featured speakers and tour leaders: Adam Kane, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Megan Nedzinski, Vermont Integrated Architecture Patrick Duffy, Woodworks Andrew Fast and Matt Kelly, UNH Cooperative Extension Approved for 2 AIA Learning Unit HSW credits

Please RSVP to attend by Wednesday, June 19th

Event Schedule:

  • 3:30-3:45pm: Arrival, check-in and welcome by Adam Kane, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Executive Director
  • 3:45-4:45pm: Tour of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium's Tang Science Annex
  • 4:45-5:30pm: Kingdom Taproom Q+A
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Networking reception and social hour featuring a light dinner and cash bar

Carpool: Please consider offering or participating in a carpool to the event using this link to self organize, meet some new folks and reduce your carbon footprint.

Additional Information

Hosted by Vermont Green Building Network

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