Ricky McLain


Senior Technical Director – Tall Wood
WoodWorks – Wood Products Council


Ricky is WoodWorks’ in-house expert on tall wood buildings, providing analysis and guidance on architectural, fire and life safety, and structural design topics related to tall mass timber projects. He supports the AEC community both directly and collaboratively with WoodWorks Regional Directors, and guides the development of education and resources related to tall wood buildings in the U.S.

Prior to this emphasis, Ricky’s role encompassed all building types and wood systems. He also has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to structural design, project management and construction administration.

Ricky is Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Vermont, and a member of numerous committees and councils related to building design.

Breakout Presentation Topic:
Tall Wood Construction: New Code Provisions, Design Steps and Impacts on North American Markets and Common questions about mass timber fire performance