July O.W.L.S. Topic:
Mid-Rise Design: Opportunity and Implementation
Sponsored by: Woodworks
As increases in urban density become necessary to address growing populations, many building designers and developers are leveraging wood’s ability to achieve multiple, simultaneous objectives. Wood is a code-compliant solution to the challenge of how to cost-effectively increase density while creating vibrant and sustainable communities. Yet many familiar with the design of two- to four-story wood structures are not aware that the International Building Code allows five stories and more of wood-frame construction for residential uses such as student, senior and affordable housing, and for business, mercantile and military occupancies. Through an overview of design, detailing, and construction considerations, this presentation is intended to give architects and engineers the confidence to break into this growing market segment. Heights and areas will be discussed, including allowable increases, as will fire-resistive design, detailing for performance, shrinkage, structural framing, acoustics, and fire-rated assemblies.
When: July 14, 2015 @ 12:00 noon
Learning Units: 1.5 HSW
Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members
Southeastern US WoodWorks
Wood Products Council
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Bruce is a 20+ year veteran of the Wood Products Industry. His multi-faceted career experience has included architectural design, structural design and various roles within the engineered wood products industry including, marketing, product management, distribution, consulting and sales. He is a leading consultant in 4 and 5 story wood framed construction and has an extensive knowledge in the application and use of Engineered Wood Products. As the Southeast Regional Director for the Wood Products Council, Bruce serves as a Wood Products Industry spokesperson and educator, dedicated to growing the knowledge and use of structural wood products in non-residential construction through a variety of forums and seminars reaching over 1,000 design professionals annually. Bruce is one of the region’s current leading resources on the implementation and sustainability of wood products, working with local/state government, professional associations, and industry to promote the environmental and economic benefits of wood construction.