Bert Sarkkinen gives presentations on a variety of subjects, including the history of timber framing, the "Art of Hybrid Timber Framing", Green Building, and other design & building related seminars.
Recorded at the Green Building Conference in January of 2020 in Clark County Washington, Bert Sarkkinen talks about the benefits of timber framing in the new world of "Green Building." With green building code changes occurring, timbers still continue to be not applicable, but advantageous for green building methods - utilized themselves or with stick building in a "Hybrid Timber Framing" approach.
Timber entries are a popular feature on homes these days, with many simple 'framer options' being utilized to give a post and beam look to homes.
Unfortunately, many of these framer options end up looking like a "Daddy Long Legs" entryway. Don't make that mistake.
Bert Sarkkinen, the owner of Arrow Timber, explains how timber massing makes a "massive" difference in presenting a stable timber entry that compliments the structure, rather than looking like chicken legs on the front of a home.