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2013 Portland Wood Solutions Fair

Date:
October 15 2013
Time:
8:00am-5:00pm
Venue:
Oregon Convention Center
Cost:
Free
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Wood Solutions Fairs are FREE multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

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ROOM 1

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

High-Rise Timber Office: 40-Story Wood Structural Concept

Exploration of new engineered and hybrid technologies is driving the trend toward taller wood buildings, with industry visionaries expecting to see high-rise wood structures within our lifetime. Nowhere is that vision more clear than in a 40-story design recently recognized with an honorable mention in the Office Building of the Future design competition held by the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAOIP). In this presentation, CEI Architecture will provide an overview of this unique design within a broader discussion of wood high-rises—including their viability, structural systems, fire protection systems, and design challenges.

Nick Bevanda, Arch. AIBC, MRAIC, AIA, NCARB, CEI Architecture
Nick Bevanda is an architect and partner at British Columbia-based CEI Architecture. Since beginning his professional career in 1985, he has gone on to lead a variety of projects of architectural significance, with an emphasis on context-specific, environmentally-aware considerations. Several of Nick’s projects have been recognized for excellence in design, including the Black Hills Estate Winery, winner of the Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award of Merit in 2008, and the Elenko Residence, honored by the Design Exchange Awards in 2010.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Urban Acoustics
As with any issue of building performance, the acoustics of a mixed-use wood-frame structure can be designed to meet or far exceed minimal requirements. It is the responsibility of the design team to determine acoustical expectations for the project and meet them within the available budget. Through the use of case studies, this fast-paced, interactive session will explore how multi-story wood systems can be used to meet acoustical privacy goals. Discussion will focus on the detailing and construction of units, and how consideration of the construction process can help keep acoustical costs down. With the objective of providing implementable solutions, the session will include construction details and photos showing what has and hasn’t worked in actual buildings.

Steve Thorburn, PE, LEED AP, CTS-I, CTS-D, Thorburn Associates
Principal Consultant with Thorburn Associates, Steve enjoys helping others understand the principals of acoustics and audiovisual technology. His dual degrees in electrical engineering and technical theatre give him a balanced left brain/right brain approach to project solutions. In addition to experience on more than 2,800 projects, he is an author and teacher, a past INFOCOMM Educator of the Year, and recipient of two International Communications Industries Association Facility Design Awards. He routinely speaks and writes for the AEC industry on acoustical issues.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Design is in the Details: Solutions to Common Mid-Rise Design Challenges
This session will use recent mid-rise projects to examine a variety of design solutions for multi-story wood construction. Discussion will focus on areas of design and detailing that often challenge designers of Type III

and Type V mixed-use projects—such as designing wood and masonry shaft walls, connecting 2-hour rated walls to 1-hour rated floor/ceiling systems, and balcony construction—and offer possible solutions. Opportunities and advantages to using cross laminated timber in mid-rise buildings will also be explored.

Matthew S. Church, PE, Davis & Church, LLC
Mr. Church is a licensed Professional Engineer in the field of Structural Engineering with an extensive background in multi-family and mixed-use projects. He was awarded a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structures from Brigham Young University and currently holds registration in several states including California, New York, Texas and Florida. He is a Principal Partner in the firm of Davis and Church, LLC established in 2003 and located in Alpharetta, GA.

ROOM 2

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Design Flexibility of Commercial and Institutional Structures
This presentation will focus on the tremendous flexibility wood offers to the new architecture given its free-form design possibilities. Examples will include design-build construction of complex and highly visual structures featuring the prominent use of wood, such as the recently completed VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, a “closed cell” panelized free-form timber structure in Vancouver, BC, the Pearl Visitors’ Centre in Qingdao, China, featuring a doubly-curved massive timber roof, and several other innovative projects featuring wood as expressed structure. Discussion will highlight the design-build prefabrication process and its advantages when creating innovative architectural structures.

Brian Woudstra, BSc Eng, StructureCraft Builders

Brian is the Business Development/Pre-construction Engineer for StructureCraft Builders, responsible for coordinating preliminary design, costing and modeling in conjunction with other engineers and project managers. He has carried out structural design for several complex timber structures and has extensive experience in timber design, connection engineering, cost estimating, structural detailing, shop drawing review, and procurement of special materials such as castings, cables and coatings.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Connection Solutions for Wood-Framed Structures
This seminar will feature a discussion of common fastener types, how design values are determined for each, and relevant wood connection philosophies. Topics will include the orthotropic nature of wood, commodity and specialty connectors and the use of small diameter fasteners in portal frames and combined shear and uplift systems. Techniques for designing efficient, durable and structurally safe connections will also be discussed, along with tips for minimizing environmental effects on wood connections and what additional resources are available.

Tom Williamson, PE, ASCE, SEI
Tom Williamson is a consulting engineer and the retired Vice President of Quality and Technical Services for APA. Prior to APA, he was Vice President of the American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC), and he also spent 15 years with a design/build firm, where he was involved in the design of over 500 non-residential wood-framed structures. Mr. Williamson is Co-editor in Chief of the McGraw-Hill Wood Engineering and Construction Handbook, Editor in Chief of the McGraw-Hill Engineered Wood Handbook and co-author of the chapter on Wood Construction in the McGraw-Hill Building Design and Construction Handbook. He is also the chair of the ASCE Standards Committee that developed ASCE 16, Standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design of Engineered Wood Construction which led to the inclusion of LRFD in the NDS. Mr. Willi

amson is a charter member of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), was a member of the inaugural class of Fellows in SEI and is a Fellow in ASCE. He was the 2010 recipient of the SEI Dennis L. Tewksbury Award for exemplary contributions to the structural engineering profession.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Modern Forestry: Growing Sustainable Bio-Materials
This presentation will address land management techniques associated with agriculture (organic and non-organic) and forestry, including natural forest management as well as plantation forestry. These systems are used to grow bio-based materials such as wood products, agricultural foods and fibers, and the raw materials for bio-energy. The presentation will compare and contrast common forestry and agricultural practices and include discussion of the diverse challenges and benefits associated with each system.

Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Inc.
Executive Director of Dovetail Partners, Inc., Kathryn Fernholz is a forester by training and has worked on development and forest management issues in a wide range of roles. With a consulting firm, her work included natural resource inventories, comprehensive planning, environmental impact assessments and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). While working for the Community Forestry Resource Center, she developed and managed a group certification project for family forests and worked to increase local capacity to provide forest management and marketing services that are compatible with certification standards. She is also an experienced Forest Management Certification Lead Auditor. Kathryn has a BS in Forest Resources from the University of Minnesota, College of Natural Resources.

ROOM 3

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Making a Difference: Incorporating Environmental Information into Your Organization
This presentation will address how design and building professionals and organizations can align with clients on “green” issues in order to maximize the success (profitability) of projects (green or otherwise). An emphasis will be placed on developing the right message at the right time in the process in order to attract and retain clients that are interested in and will pay for environmental benefits and expertise.

Jeff Howe, PhD, Dovetail Partners, Inc.
Dr. Howe is an expert at creating learning organizations and implementing organizational change. With over 20 years of successful hands-on leadership experience, he brings both theory and practice to strategic business discussions. Jeff is Founder and Chairman of the not-for-profit Dovetail Partners, Inc., considered the premier “think tank” focused on developing creative solutions to strategic issues critical to the natural resources sector. Jeff is a popular speaker on issues ranging from green marketing to the development of LEAN culture. He has authored numerous articles on planning, marketing, vision, conflict resolution, and culture development. Jeff received his BS from Bates College, an MS from the University of Maine, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Making Sustainability Accessible with Life Cycle Assessment
Do nutrition labels help you make healthier decisions? Can we trust the claims on food packaging without them? Now building designers have similar resources—in the form of life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPDs). By providing a quantitative basis from which to compare the environmental impacts of alternate designs, LCA and EPDs remove the guesswork from material selection. They separate fact from ‘greenwashing’ and allow designers to make informed decisions about the materials t

hey choose.

Frances Yang, LEED AP, SE, Arup
Frances Yang is a Structures and Materials Sustainability Specialist in the Energy + Resources group of the San Francisco office of Arup. She pursued interests in life cycle assessment and architecture for the environment while earning her Masters of Engineering at UC Berkeley. She now integrates these into her structural design work. Further training in the Arup London Research and Development office has equipped her to become an Arup global expert on LCA-based tools and embodied impacts of construction materials. Frances holds a LEED AP and California SE. She is currently chair of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Sustainability Committee Life Cycle Assessment Working Group and was recently appointed to the Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group of USGBC’s LEED Committees.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Wood and Health in the Built Environment
Recent studies, along with evidence emerging from Europe and Asia, suggest that the use of wood indoors lowers stress reactivity of the sympathetic nervous system—which is associated with lower blood pressure, lower heart-rate, lower psychological stress, lower susceptibility to illness, and a better ability to focus attention. This is relevant both in the context of evidence-based design, which considers the effects of building design on occupants (among other things), and biopholic design, which considers the general affinity humans have for nature and addresses it through design elements and materials. This presentation will provide an overview of the evidence and mechanisms through which wood can affect human health, and its increasing use in educational, office and other environments.

David Fell, PhD, FPInnovations
David is the Research Leader for Market Research at FPInnovations in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has worked as a market researcher in the field of building products for close to 20 years. In recent years he focused on the visual applications of wood inside and outside of buildings, which led to his most recent field of study, the health effects of wood and other natural materials in the built environment. David completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia in the field of environmental psychology. He also holds a Master of Science degree in wood science from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in marketing from the University of Alberta.

ROOM 4

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Overview of Offset Diaphragms and Shear Walls
Lateral force resisting systems in today’s structures are much more complex than they were several decades ago, incorporating multiple horizontal and vertical offsets in the diaphragms, multiple irregularities, and fewer lateral resisting elements. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the method used to analyze these complex structures. Topics will include code requirements, how to recognize diaphragm irregularities and discontinuities, how shears are distributed through complex diaphragms, how to solve the transfer of forces across areas of discontinuity, and how to create a single line of lateral force resistance across multiple offset shear walls.

Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks
Terry Malone is a licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, Oregon and Arizona. Prior to joining WoodWorks, he was a principal in consulting structural engineering firms in Washington and Oregon, conducted third-party structural plan reviews and has served as a faculty member at St. Martin’s College in Lacey, Washington. Terry has over 35 years of wood design experience and has taken an active role as a presenter providing seminars at state and local ICC chapters and professional engineering organizations. Terry is author of The Analy

sis of Irregular Shaped Structures: Diaphragms and Shear Walls, published by McGraw-Hill and ICC. He is a member of the Structural Engineers’ Association of Arizona and the International Code Council.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Getting to Yes: Code Alternate Materials and Means and Permit Streamlining
This session will cover principles and strategy for effective navigation of the building permit process when materials or designs don’t comfortably fit with conventional code application, as well as the use of permit streamlining for more effective and efficient processing. Alternate Materials and Means Requests (AMMR) can be used for various reasons including: use of innovative products and systems, new design concepts, complex geometries, code conundrums, political problem solving and the resolution of interpretation differences. Successful project examples will be used to demonstrate how to approach the AMMR process and demystify the concept of an alternate design. In addition, the landscape of permit streamlining concepts will be outlined, with a focus on streamlining approaches that can engage design professionals on the ‘public’ side of the counter in a project’s ultimate success.

Michael Malinowski, AIA, Applied Architecture, Inc.
Michael F. Malinowski, AIA, is Principal of Applied Architecture Inc. in Sacramento, where he specializes in residential, mixed-use and historic adaptive reuse work. A current member of the Woodworks Advisory Panel and aecKnowledge Editorial Committee, he was also the 2009/2010 VP Communications/Public Affairs for the AIA California Council, founded the long-running AIACV Code Conversation program, and has served over a decade on Sacramento’s Development Oversight, Preservation and Design Review Commissions.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Code and Standards Development
This course will provide a brief overview of code and standards development to give context to current building code allowances and design procedures as well as future code pursuits. Topics will include recent International Code Council (ICC) and American Wood Council efforts related to code advancement, and the latest changes to the International Building Code (IBC), National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS).

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB American Wood Council
Michelle Kam-Biron joined the American Wood Council (AWC) staff in 2012. She currently serves as Director of Education. Before joining AWC, she was Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction for WoodWorks. She has over 20 years of experience managing and designing a wide range of projects in various structural materials as well as Division of State Architect contract plan review. Michelle has authored and contributed to several publications on the use of structural wood products as well as presented throughout the nation on the topic. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering. She is the current Treasurer and past Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California and a volunteer on the Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo Architectural Engineering Advisory Board.

ROOM 5

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

Laminated Strand Lumber Framing Solutions for Strength, Stiffness and Straightness
This session provides an overview of laminated strand lumber (LSL), including the manufacturing process, sustainability benefits, ease of installation, and design and performance criteria. Examples of completed projects will be used to demonstrate LSL’s design flexibility and cost effectiveness for commercial and multi-family construction

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Larry Oenning, LP Building Products
Larry Oenning is an EWP District Sales Manager for LP Building Products in the Pacific Northwest. Before joining LP in 2005, he acquired over 20 years of construction management experience with Mega Pacific Co., a commercial general contractor in Portland, OR and The Wray Company (a Weyerhaeuser subsidiary), a commercial general contractor in Phoenix, AZ. Larry has been an instructor at Washington State University in Engineering Economics and Land Surveying, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and Oregon. He graduated from Washington State University with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural and Wood Engineering.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM

Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and the International Building Code
This presentation takes an in-depth look at fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW) focusing on: FRTW characteristics, properties and performance in a fire; preparation, treatment, inspection and labeling; fire tests, standards and building code requirements; how and where FRTW is used; and the impact of FRTW on construction and insurance costs.

Rich Geary, Hoover Treated Wood Products
Richard Geary is the president of Richard W. Geary & Associates, Inc., a softwood lumber consulting firm headquartered in Southern California. His firm provides consulting services to companies, regulatory agencies, and organizations in the building industry. Geary has extensive experience in softwood lumber and construction, serving with the Western Wood Products Association for more than 27 years. He holds credentials in all aspects of western lumber use, including production, sources, grades, specifications, engineering, wood technology, fire retardant preservative treatments, construction, application, storage and marketing. Rich is a current member of the International Code Council, the San Diego Area Chapter of the ICC (serving on the Green Building Committee), the Orange Empire Chapter of the ICC, and the Los Angeles Basin Chapter of the ICC where he serves on the Structural Code Committee. Rich also serves on the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers Wildland-Urban Interface Committee.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM

Sustainable Designs: Western Red Cedar
This presentation will include information basic to lumber and forest products while focusing on the nature of western red cedar lumber products, their unique benefits, and how they are appropriate for incorporation into any sustainable design. The presentation will also touch on information about western red cedar lumber grades, installation, and finishing. Forest certification will be discussed, as will reasons why using western red cedar affords your clients the best environmental and sustainable products for their design requirements.

Paul Mackie, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
Paul Mackie is the Western District Manager for the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. Known as “Mr. Cedar,” he is a fourth-generation lumberman and one of North America’s foremost authorities on Western Red Cedar as a building material.

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Understanding Restraint Rod Systems
This is a technical presentation intended primarily for structural engineers and designers interested in rod system design. Two types of restraint rod systems will be reviewed: one designed to resist shear wall overturning and the other to resist wind uplift. Topics will include design practices, testing, and the use of AC391 Acceptance Criteria for designing continuous rod tie-down runs and continuous rod tie-down systems used to resist wind uplift.

Alicia Eikenberry, PE, Simpson Strong-Tie
Alicia Eikenberry is a l

icensed Engineer with over 10 years of experience as a Project Manager and Structural Design Engineer. For the last five years, she has worked for Simpson Strong-Tie as a Branch Engineer with a focus on lateral systems and fasteners. Skilled in all aspects of structural engineering and design, project management, field review and construction administration, Alicia is a go-to person for many in the industry looking for advice or design help.

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Meeting Fire Codes with Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
This presentation will provide an overview of fire-rated cementitious coated OSB sheathing for wall and roof sheathing applications. Topics will include its structural and performance properties and contribution to enhancing the sustainable built environment.

Bob Palardy, LP Building Products
Bob Palardy is Manager of Corporate Quality and Technology at LP Building Products in Nashville, TN, where he is a part of developing new and innovative products, such as fire-rated OSB Sheathing. He has more than 25 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of structural wood composite panel products, code compliance, and fire resistance. Before joining LP in 2003, Mr. Palardy held positions at Michigan Technological University and JM Huber Corporation.

AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Heavy Timber in Commercial Construction
Timber framing, an ancient tradition revived in North America in the 1970s, has been contributing to the sustainability of buildings since before sustainability was in vogue. Timber framing makes use of the only truly renewable structural building material—one that sequesters significant amounts of carbon and may contribute to a neutral or even negative carbon footprint. This presentation will cover why and how to integrate a timber-frame solution into your next commercial project, enabling you to reduce its environmental impacts while delivering warm, expressive structure. Topics will include material choices, joinery decisions, finishes, embellishments, code compliance and getting started in design, as well as commercial project examples.

Mack Magee, FraserWood Industries
Before obtaining his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, Mack Magee worked as a journeyman carpenter in downtown Chicago high-rise construction. After graduating, he joined Owens Corning, where he held a number of positions in production, sourcing, and corporate engineering. This was followed by positions as Director of Operations for Riverbend Timber Framing and General Manager of Cascade Joinery. In 2006, Mack partnered with Ben Brungraber to establish Fire Tower Engineered Timber, a heavy timber specialty engineering firm. In addition to his role at Fire Tower, Mack is a partner in FraserWood Industries, a BC-based glulam and solid sawn timber manufacturer and fabricator.

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for a maximum of six HSW credits (one per attended seminar).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for their participation.

Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM
High-Rise Timber Office: 40-Story Wood Structural Concept
Nick Bevanda, Arch. AIBC, MRAIC, AIA, NCARB, CEI Architecture

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50

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Urban Acoustics
Steve Thorburn, PE, LEED AP, CTS-I, CTS-D, Thorburn Associates

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM
Design is in the Details: Solutions to Common Mid-Rise Design Challenges

Matthew S. Church, PE, Davis & Church, LLC

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM
Design Flexibility of Commercial and Institutional Structures
Brian Woudstra, BSc Eng, StructureCraft Builders

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM
Connection Solutions for Wood-Framed Structures
Tom Williamson, PE, ASCE, SEI

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM
Modern Forestry: Growing Sustainable Bio-Materials
Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Inc.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM
Making a Difference: Incorporating Environmental Information into Your Organization
Jeff Howe, PhD, Dovetail Partners, Inc.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM
Making Sustainability Accessible with Life Cycle Assessment
Frances Yang, LEED AP, SE, Arup

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM
Wood and Health in the Built Environment
David Fell, PhD, FPInnovations

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM
Overview of Offset Diaphragms and Shear Walls
Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM
Getting to Yes: Code Alternate Materials and Means and Permit Streamlining
Michael Malinowski, AIA, Applied Architecture, Inc.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM
Code and Standards Development
Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB American Wood Council

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM
Laminated Strand Lumber Framing Solutions for Strength, Stiffness and Straightness – currently unavailable
Larry Oenning, LP Building Products

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM
Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and the International Building Code – currently unavailable
Rich Geary, Hoover Treated Wood Products

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM
Sustainable Designs: Western Red Cedar
Paul Mackie, Western Red C

edar Lumber Association

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM
Understanding Restraint Rod Systems
Alicia Eikenberry, PE, Simpson Strong-Tie

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM
Meeting Fire Codes with Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
Bob Palardy, LP Building Products

AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM
Heavy Timber in Commercial Construction
Mack Magee, FraserWood Industries

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