Learn more about mass timber construction

Mass timber is a construction type gaining attention and demand from owners, architects, contractors, and engineers due to a number of key drivers. Learn more at this presentation or through the resources on our website.


Coffman Engineers and other mass timber professionals will be participating in the University of California’s panel on Mass Timber on June 22, 2023. Jonathan Wirthlin, PE, SE, Coffman’s Vice President and Managing Principal of the LA-OC Region, will be discussing the rapidly expanding mass timber industry. Other panelists include Mithun, Perkins+Will, and UC Risk Experts.

Panel Topics:

  • Benefits and challenges of utilizing mass timber as a structural system
  • Code requirements and permitting
  • Construction process and supply chain issues associated with using mass timber

About the speaker:

Jonathan Wirthlin, PE, SE

Jonathan Wirthlin, PE, SE, Vice President & Managing Principal – Jonathan is the managing principal of the LA-OC Region and a licensed structural engineer. The LA-OC Region includes our Encino, Downtown Los Angeles, and Orange County offices. Jon has broad structural design experience that includes schools, hospitals, commercial office buildings, retail buildings, and multi-family residential structures of steel, concrete, concrete masonry, light gauge framing, and wood. Jon has developed a niche in seismic retrofits, acute care hospitals, and battery storage facilities projects. Jon’s collaborative management style focuses on maintaining Coffman’s core culture of diversity, equity, and life-work balance.

About Coffman

Coffman is a locally-driven engineering firm with a national network of offices offering multidiscipline capabilities. Utilizing 40+ years of industrial experience, Coffman specializes in creating customized solutions for hydrogen projects. We can tailor our involvement based on the team’s needs, from owner representation to comprehensive engineering design. Coffman values sustainability and is committed to supporting decarbonization efforts while providing lasting benefits to our clients and the community.

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