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Craig Applegath Joins Panel on Engineered Timber at DfMAy Conference 2023

May 17, 2023

Join DIALOG’s Craig Applegath, Partner and architect, alongside leading industry experts for a panel discussion on the rise of timber engineering at the second edition of Ergodomus’ DfMAy conference on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Event Details 

Date:                          Wednesday, May 24
Time:                         6:00 p.m. CET
Location:                  Virtual via Zoom or LinkedIn
Fee:                            Free

Click here to follow the event on Zoom and here to watch on Ergodomus’ LinkedIn page.

DfMAy 2023 – II edition

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is a methodology for identifying, quantifying, and eliminating waste or inefficiency in a product design. For timber engineers, it means adding a new layer to value engineering. In this session, industry professionals will come together to discuss how timber engineering is reaching new heights by taking the DfMA revolutionary approach.

The discussion will touch on topics that characterize the DfMA approach such as digital model, timber as a digital material, information sharing, detailing, collaboration, holistic, on-site problems prediction.


  • Craig Applegath, Partner and architect, DIALOG
  • Gerry McCaughey, CEO, OffSite Tek LLC
  • Kenny C. Holm, Owner, HOLDBAR
  • Ricky McLain, Senior Technical Director, WoodWorks
  • Leander Moons, Founding Partner, OMT architects GmbH

Moderator: Franco Piva, Founder, Ergodomus Timber Engineering

About Ergodomus Timber Engineering

Founded by Franco Piva in 2007, Ergodomus has gained international experience using a holistic approach to design and unlock efficiencies to minimize cost and effectiveness to maximize productivity. Their holistic approach includes services such as preliminary and feasibility analysis, value engineering, static calculations, computational design, DfMA drawings, and more. Ergodomus has worked in over 14 countries, engineering more than 300 mass timber buildings for a total of about 15,000 tons of CO2 stored each year.

To learn more about Ergodomus, visit