Wednesday August 13, 2014
Event Information
Section: Education
Multi-Story Wood-Frame Structures: How to Build Bigger and Taller

When: August 13, 2014
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy
Address: 3368 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326
Cost: $20 per attendee, lunch is provided

Description: The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting a seminar focused on building taller and bigger multi-story wood buildings. The seminar offers a detailed analysis of Type III and V building types and how they are utilized to create structures with five-plus stories of wood-frame construction under the International Building Code. Provided by an expert in wood design and engineering, it will cover height and area provisions in depth, including podiums and mezzanines. Discussion will also include common detailing choices at exterior walls to accommodate fire, structural and aesthetic requirements. As well, methods for calculating and accommodating for shrinkage in wood buildings will be reviewed. Examples of various building configurations and site layouts will be used to illustrate common methods for increasing unit density. Education Credits: Attendees can earn 2.0 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) credits This seminar is intended for engineers, architects, builders and others with an interest in the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings.


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