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2017 Southeast Wood Solutions Fair

Date:
November 2 2017
Time:
8:00am-5:00pm
Venue:
Charlotte Convention Center
Cost:
Free
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Wood Solutions Fairs are multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES HSW LUs or PDH credits (one per attended seminar).  AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.

This event is free to design and building professionals.

SEMINARS AND SPEAKERS

ROOM 1 – Architectural Track

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

Building Enclosure Design: Fundamentals, Components and Assemblies

Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

Building enclosures are responsible for controlling heat flow, air flow, vapor flow and a number of other elements. Through a combination of building science fundamentals and current research, this presentation will explore design considerations associated with wood-frame building enclosures and the role of control layers. Discussion will focus on best practices for designing durable, energy-efficient enclosures using traditional light wood-frame construction.

Colin Shane is a Principal at the San Francisco Bay Area office of RDH Building Science Inc., an engineering consulting firm dedicated to building science and building enclosure engineering. Colin’s experience includes design of all components of the building enclosure, including walls, glazing systems, balconies and roofs in climate zones across North America. Colin has a broad knowledge of building construction and applies building science principles to evaluate, analyze and design durable, energy-efficient building enclosures.

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

Off-Site Wood Construction: What, Why, How and the Future

Randall Walter, AIA, LEED AP, Bensonwood

Due to skilled labor shortages, compressed schedules, and the potential for greater quality control, off-site wood construction has become increasingly popular. This presentation will cover the unique design and construction techniques associated with pre-fabricated and off-site panelized wood systems. An introduction to the different levels of off-site construction and review of associated products and services will be followed by a demonstration of cost and schedule benefits based on real-world projects. A step-by-step process will be presented for designers new to off-site construction, with information on how to find and utilize partners and resources, the integrated design process, and differences compared to traditional on-site methods. Trends and future projections for the use of off-site construction, as well as its advantages, will also be reviewed.

Randall Walter, AIA LEED AP, is an award-winning architect and Company Steward of the design/build firm, Bensonwood. From high-performance homes to schools, restaurants, studios and barns, Randall has created over 200 custom buildings throughout the US. Randall earned a Bachelor of Architecture and French from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992. He is an adjunct professor of Architecture at Keene State College, teaching design studios, architectural history and a biennial design/build practicum.

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MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM

Western Red Cedar: Distinctive, Sustainable Design

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

This presentation is intended to increase awareness of Western Red Cedar uses, properties and performance characteristics. Western Red Cedar grades and product specifications will be reviewed, as will proper installation, finishing and maintenance for a variety of applications. Through brief case study presentations, attendees will gain an appreciation of design trends that leverage cedar’s versatility and the enhanced appeal it brings to institutional, commercial and residential designs. Demonstrating Western Cedar’s value as one of the ‘greenest’ building material available, discussion will include facts about sustainable forests and forest certification systems along with a brief review of Western Red Cedar Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association is a Vancouver (Canada) based non-profit association representing 70 North American producers and distributors of quality Western Red Cedar Lumber products. Founded in 1954 and known as “The Voice of the Cedar Industry”—the WRCLA operates an architect specifier/designer and select builder customer service program throughout North America to support its members’ cedar products with information, education and quality standards.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Advanced Detailing Techniques for Building Enclosures

Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at a variety of wood-frame building enclosure assemblies and details. Beginning with a review of building enclosure design fundamentals and considerations, it will then focus on best practices with references from technical guidelines and case studies. Finally, the critical detail interfaces between different enclosure assemblies (i.e., walls, roofs, balconies, windows) will be reviewed with a focus on continuity of critical barriers. Details and case studies will be presented for each.

Colin Shane is a Principal at the San Francisco Bay Area office of RDH Building Science Inc., an engineering consulting firm dedicated to building science and building enclosure engineering. Colin’s experience includes design of all components of the building enclosure, including walls, glazing systems, balconies and roofs in climate zones across North America. Colin has a broad knowledge of building construction and applies building science principles to evaluate, analyze and design durable, energy-efficient building enclosures.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Cross-Laminated Timber: Bridging the Designer-Manufacturer Gap

SmartLam

This presentation is intended for building designers interested in the use of CLT who want to take full advantage of its prefabricated, precise nature and potential for construction savings. Unlike some traditional wood products, interaction with the product manufacturer, on elements such as 3D building models and whole building shop drawings, is important to the design of a successful CLT structure. Topics will include CLT design considerations, including those related to cost efficiency, as well as appropriate spans, thicknesses, applications, and specifications. The design team/manufacturer relationship will also be examined, with an emphasis on what project teams can expect from design through construction, information required by each party, and appropriate outputs (e.g., drawings, calculations, specs).

SmartLam is proud to be the first manufacturer of CLT products in the United States. Located in timber-rich northwest Montana, SmartLam manufactures CLT for use in a variety of applications. Our focus is to develop practical, innovative, and sustainable solutions to satisfy all our customer’s project requirements. The SmartLam team of industry leading professionals are dedicated to producing the finest products and delivering the highest levels of customer service. We are proud of our people, our process, and our products.

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ROOM 2 – Structural Track

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

Advancements in Force Transfer around Openings for Wood-Framed Shear Walls

Warren Hamrick, APA – The Engineered Wood Association

A joint research project of APA – The Engineered Wood Association, University of British Columbia (UBC), and USDA Forest Products Laboratory was initiated in 2009 to examine the variations of walls with code-allowable openings. Test results from the (8′ x 12′) full-scale wall configurations, in conjunction with the analytical results from a computer model developed by UBC, were used to develop and refine rational design methodologies in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC). This presentation provides an update of that research with a focus on asymmetric piers and multiple openings. Rational design methodologies in accordance with the IBC will be shared.

Warren Hamrick is an Engineered Wood Specialist for APA serving the southeastern United States. In this role, he consults with and conducts workshops for designers, code officials, and other building professionals on best practices for specification, selection, and application of engineered wood products. Warren graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining APA, he worked as a project manager for a structural engineering firm specializing in commercial construction.

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MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM

Timber-Frame Design: Structural Timber as an Architectural Feature

Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, F.SEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

There is something inherently spectacular about the look and feel of exposed heavy timber. It’s more than a structural system. It’s a natural at creating architectural drama—and is often the most practical, cost effective, and sustainable choice for achieving that objective. This entertaining and informative presentation will demonstrate how heavy timber has been used to great effect on a variety of projects. Emphasizing the need for form to follow function, it will cover traditional vs. contemporary design approaches, how to select the right species and construction type, and available timber systems.

Jim is the president of DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc. located in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is a structural engineer and licensed architect with 40 years of experience designing timber structures. Jim has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founder and past-chairman of the Timber Frame Engineering Council (TFEC) and has served as a Director of the National Council of Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA), Timber Frame Business Council (TFBC), and Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). Jim is also past-chairman of the Structure magazine editorial board.

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

Mass Timber Lateral Framing Systems: Design and Detailing Options

Ilana Danzig, PEng, PE, MEng, Equilibrium Consulting

Mass timber buildings are becoming more common in the US, however the mass timber components in these buildings are often limited to gravity load resistance while lateral loads are resisted by other structural materials. This presentation will highlight options for mass timber lateral framing systems subject to either seismic or wind loads such as heavy timber braced frames, cross-laminated timber shear walls, and mass timber panel diaphragms. Design processes, code applications, and example projects will be included. Detailing best practices for these lateral systems will also be discussed, with an emphasis on resilience, constructability and cost efficiency.

Ilana graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering, and spent the next four years working for Pomeroy Consulting Engineers / GENIVAR on institutional projects such as schools, recreation facilities, and seismic retrofits in British Columbia. In 2012, Ilana attended the University of British Columbia for a Masters in Structural Engineering, where she studied dynamics, seismic design, and timber structures. Her research focused on timber engineering in high-seismic zones, particularly CLT diaphragm and shear wall connections. Ilana joined Equilibrium Consulting in 2013 and has since worked on a wide range of projects. She is currently leading the structural team designing the new Oregon State University College of Forestry.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Timber-Frame Design: The Art of Engineering an Exposed Structure

Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, F.SEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

Timber engineering is just as much an art as science, one that is rarely taught in college or part of a young engineer’s professional education. With this presentation, attendees have an opportunity to learn from a timber specialist involved in award winning timber-frame projects throughout the northeast. Topics will include the design of heavy timber trusses, glulam elements, joinery and connections, as well as exterior wall systems and designing for fire protection.

Jim is the president of DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc. located in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is a structural engineer and licensed architect with 40 years of experience designing timber structures. Jim has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founder and past-chairman of the Timber Frame Engineering Council (TFEC) and has served as a Director of the National Council of Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA), Timber Frame Business Council (TFBC), and Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). Jim is also past-chairman of the Structure magazine editorial board.

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ROOM 3 – Fire & Life Safety Track

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

Shaft Wall Solutions for Wood-Frame Structures

Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks

It is fairly common for light wood-frame commercial and multi-family buildings to include another material for the shaft construction. However, many designers and contractors have come to realize that wood-frame shaft walls are a code-compliant means of reducing cost and shortening construction schedule. In this presentation, detailing for elevator, stair and mechanical shafts will be reviewed along with relevant code provisions. Discussion will focus on fire resistance-rated design parameters, but will also include other architectural and structural considerations related to shaft walls.

Ricky is a licensed Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer in the states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, and a Technical Director for WoodWorks Project Resources & Solutions Division. He has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to the structural design, project management and construction administration of new single-family, multi-family, municipal, industrial, and mixed-used buildings. Before joining WoodWorks, Ricky was a Senior Structural Engineer for a New England-based consultant, working on projects in the Northeast from Maine to Maryland. He is Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Vermont and is a member of the ASCE Structural Wind Engineering Committee. Ricky received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine and an MS in Structural Engineering from Norwich University.

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

Sprinklers in Wood-Frame Construction: What Architects and Engineers Need to Know

Brian D. Kuhn Jr., PE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Sprinklers are the most common form of active fire protection in multi-family and commercial buildings. However, there is a misunderstanding among many building designers that sprinkler code requirements apply differently to wood-frame buildings vs. other types of construction. This presentation will cover code provisions related to the use of sprinklers in wood structures, including when and where they’re required, how they work, and a summary of differences between NFPA 13 and NFPA 13R systems. Discussion will include the use of sprinklers in concealed spaces (i.e., floor cavities and attics) and at large roof overhangs, ceiling- vs. side wall-mounted sprinkler heads, and area coverage requirements. The session will end with a look to the future of sprinkler technology, with a focus on the role and effectiveness of sprinklers in wood-frame buildings.

Mr. Kuhn is with the fire engineering group at SGH. He is a practicing fire life safety codes consultant with a focus on smoke control systems, fire and egress modeling, and creative building code compliance solutions.

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MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM

Fire-Resistance Design Primer for Mass Timber Construction

Paul Coats, PE, CBO, American Wood Council

This presentation examines how fire-resistance ratings in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) apply to mass timber and heavy timber construction. Topics include how the IBC incorporates fire testing and calculation methods to quantify fire resistance, and how various materials, including wood, behave when exposed to high temperatures in fires. Discussion will include code-compliant calculation methods for fire-resistance ratings of wood-frame assemblies and wood members exposed to fire per Chapter 16 of the 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction. Mass timber fire resistance ratings will be discussed based on current and proposed future code provisions. Discussion will also include fire testing and practical considerations for navigating 2015 IBC Chapter 7 on fire and smoke protection features.

Paul is the Southeast Regional Manager for the American Wood Council (AWC), which produces code-referenced design standards such as the NDS. A graduate of Purdue University, Paul has over 25 years of experience with codes, including building inspection, plan review, engineering, and consulting. He routinely assists code officials and designers and participates in national and state-level code development activities. Prior to joining AWC, Paul was on the Code Development Staff of BOCA International, a legacy organization of the International Code Council.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Mid-Rise Engineering Considerations for Engineered Wood Products

Boise Cascade

Wood products take on a seemingly infinite variety of shapes and forms. While many designers are familiar with engineered wood products such as I-joists, wood sheathing and structural composite lumber, it is important to understand the structural requirements associated with each in order to achieve proper performance—especially in mid-rise applications. With an emphasis on products used in commercial and multi-family buildings, this presentation will cover fastening requirements, load capacity and proper detailing.

Boise Cascade has a proven track record of providing quality wood products and a nationwide building materials distribution network for its customers. Boise Cascade prides itself on being a consistent and stable partner with a strong sense of urgency to help its customers achieve success. Boise Cascade manufactures plywood, engineered wood products, lumber, and particleboard and supplies a broad line of wood products and building materials through 33 distribution locations.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Code-Compliant Fire-Resistance Design for Wood Construction

Paul Coats, PE, CBO, American Wood Council

Determining the proper code application for wood-frame fire assemblies can be challenging and is often further complicated with increases in a project’s size and scale. In a building environment where the ability to maximize height and area is key to cost effectiveness, designers must understand the gamut of fire protection considerations applicable to mid- and low-rise wood structures. This presentation will include code requirements, compliance options and nuances related to assembly selection for required fire resistance-rated floor/ceiling assemblies, exterior walls, fire barriers, fire partitions, and fire walls. Topics will include distinctions between fire-resistive elements for separation vs. class of construction.

Paul is the Southeast Regional Manager for the American Wood Council (AWC), which produces code-referenced design standards such as the NDS. A graduate of Purdue University, Paul has over 25 years of experience with codes, including building inspection, plan review, engineering, and consulting. He routinely assists code officials and designers and participates in national and state-level code development activities. Prior to joining AWC, Paul was on the Code Development Staff of BOCA International, a legacy organization of the International Code Council.

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ROOM 4 – Clemson University Wood Utilization + Design Institute Track

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

Modern Design with Mass Timber

Graham Montgomery, PE, and David Impson, PE, SE, CE, Britt, Peters and Associates

As mass timber has become increasingly sought after as a sustainable design solution, collaboration between public education and research institutions, design professionals and the construction industry has become imperative. Through its Wood Utilization + Design Institute, for example, Clemson University has facilitated the formation of these partnerships in order to test the limits of modern wood prefabrication applications. This session will explore unique benefits, design considerations and code solutions associated with mass timber products and systems, while highlighting local projects designed by the presenters.

Graham Montgomery obtained his BS and MS degrees from Clemson University with an emphasis in structural engineering. He was involved in Clemson’s initial research related to cross-laminated timber (CLT), which focused on the use of Southern Pine for CLT panels. Graham is based in Greenville, SC, where he now works for Britt, Peters and Associates on the structural design of commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings. He has continued his commitment to CLT by using it in his designs and staying close to his research, which Clemson is continuing.

David Impson is a principal of Britt, Peters and Associates responsible for managing the Greenville Structural Division. A registered Professional Engineer in five states, he is associated with a variety of impressive projects and brings an innovative approach to the design of all structural systems, including cross-laminated timber (CLT). His broad expertise includes the development of complete structural systems for major commercial, educational and healthcare buildings, as well as long-span vibration analysis and three-dimensional structural modeling.

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

Higher Education Facilities in Focus: The Versatile Nature of Mass Timber Construction

Tom S. Chung, AIA, LEED BD+C, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Higher education campus buildings often require a balance of urban design, community building and versatile functionality. Using two distinct projects—the University of Massachusetts Design Building, a 4-story, 87,000-square-foot academic classroom building in Amherst, MA completed in early 2017, and a proposed student housing facility at the University of Arkansas—this session will examine the unique aspects of designing academic buildings with extensive amounts of exposed timber. The versatility, aesthetic appeal and design benefits of mass timber construction will be discussed, as will reasons that the use of mass timber is gaining momentum on university campuses in the US.

Tom S. Chung, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Principal and design leader at Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects, recipient of an AIA Firm Award in 2007. In over 20 years with the firm, he has been the primary designer for a number of award-winning projects, including the Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital and, most recently, the Design Building at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in the US, Tom received his degrees in Architecture at the University of Virginia and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. As an educator, Tom has taught design studios at Northeastern University School of Architecture and Wentworth Institute of Technology. As a design critic, he serves on design reviews and design award committees throughout the country.

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

Looking Forward: Leading Edge Solutions through Applied Research in Wood Building Systems

Weichiang Pang, PhD, and Dustin Albright, Clemson University

It is clear that we are experiencing a renaissance in wood construction, spurred by new structural timber technologies and evolving building codes. It is also clear that continued progress demands new applied research and creative collaborations between the wood products industry, engineers and designers. The Wood Utilization + Design Institute at Clemson University pulls together researchers from forestry, architecture, and the engineering sciences to explore innovative prefabricated building solutions, from massive timber systems to alternative light-framing strategies. This two-part presentation will cover both ends of this spectrum. Part I will include a series of full-scale experiments of a 5-ft-wide by 40-ft-long cross-laminated timber/glulam composite floor system and discuss relevant vibration and serviceability issues. Part II will focus on a new flat-packed light framing system that promotes rapid assembly and easy disassembly, while maintaining the highest level of energy performance.

Dr. Weichiang Pang is an Associate Professor in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, and a member of the Clemson Wood Utilization + Design Institute. He is the current Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Committee on Design of Wood Structures. He is also an associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering with responsibility for papers relevant to timber engineering. Dr. Pang has published over 40 peer reviewed journal publications and over 90 conference papers. His expertise and research interests include engineered wood products, structural safety, and reliability analysis of wood buildings.

Dustin Albright is an Assistant Professor in the Clemson University School of Architecture, where he has taught since 2012. His dual backgrounds in structural engineering and architecture combine to shape his approach to interdisciplinary instruction and scholarship. His research and writing revolve around structural and material assemblies, and, in particular, advanced wood and timber building systems. This work is often linked to efforts in the school’s Community Research and Design Center (CR+DC) and Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute, of which he is a founding fellow.

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ROOM 5 – Partners Track

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

Overcoming Structural Floor Squeaks in Wood-Frame Construction

Huber Engineered Woods

This course explores the causes and remedies associated with squeaking wood floors. The components of a typical floor system will be evaluated in the context of their contribution to movement and squeaking. Opportunities and best practices for improving the quietness of floors will be discussed, including high-performance sheathing and adhesives.

Huber Engineered Woods continually strives to create innovative products that suit customer needs. Each one delivers outstanding performance, easy installation and strength in single family, multi-family and light commercial projects. Huber’s ZIP System Roof and Wall Sheathing are structural wood panels with built-in protective barriers, eliminating the need for building wrap or felt and providing a continuous rigid moisture and air barrier that optimizes energy efficiency. Additionally, Huber’s AdvanTech subflooring product is proven to achieve both strength and moisture resistance—for subflooring that won’t swell, cup, delaminate or bounce even under the toughest conditions.

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MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM

Fire Retardant-Treated Wood: Products, Applications & Code Provisions

Hoover Treated Wood Products

Fire retardant-treated wood (FRTW) is often used in lieu of steel and concrete in applications otherwise restricted to noncombustible materials. This session examines the technical characteristics of FRTW and how different products can be applied under current building codes. Additional topics include fire resistance-rated assemblies that incorporate FRTW, proper FRTW specification and identification, and changes to the definition of FRTW in the 2018 International Building Code.

Hoover Treated Wood Products Inc, in business since 1955, supplies a comprehensive portfolio of pressure-impregnated kiln-dried lumber and plywood products for fire retardant and preservative applications. Hoover has multiple company-owned treating facilities, conveniently located to service a 100+ member stocking distributor network which thoroughly covers the US and Canada. The rigorous quality control procedures employed by Hoover are constantly reviewed and inspected by Underwriters Laboratories and Timber Products Inspection’s follow-up services.

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MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM

Wood-Framing Methods for Energy Savings

Norbord Inc.

Although the building envelope is commonly focused on when looking at methods of meeting or exceeding energy code requirements, there is much to be gained in optimizing wood-framing and associated details for high energy performance. This presentation will review common sense solutions for framing a tight, energy-efficient envelope. Long wall panels, and how they can reduce material and labor costs, while increasing effectiveness of insulation, especially in raised heel trusses, will be reviewed. Other topics covered will include the use of insulated headers, an introduction to buried ducts and other methods of providing energy efficiency while reducing waste, material and labor costs in multi-family and commercial wood-frame construction.

Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of US $1.6 billion. Norbord manufactures OSB at 17 plant locations in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Framing Techniques for Builders: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Weyerhaeuser

This interactive session builds on the idea that builders can improve framing techniques through the lens of others’ challenges and solutions. Recent commercial and multi-family construction hurdles related to issues with building framing schemes will be reviewed through case studies and lessons learned. Best practices that builders can employ to avoid similar issues on their own projects will be discussed, and the audience will be asked to participate and apply practices reviewed during the session. Attendees will leave prepared with design strategies to produce high-performing structures and methodologies that can be considered and applied in construction immediately.

Weyerhaeuser, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. The company’s wood products business offers leading structural frame materials and OSB products, software, and technical support for residential, multi-family, and light commercial construction under the Weyerhaeuser and Trus Joist brand names. Weyerhaeuser is also one of the largest building products distributors in the US, offering products through more than 300 suppliers. Weyerhaeuser manages its timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally-recognized forestry standards; all of the company’s structural wood products are certified to the SFI standard. At the end of 2016, the company employed approximately 10,400 people who serve customers worldwide and generated more than $6.4 billion in net sales.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Meeting Fire Code with Oriented Strand Board

LP Building Products

Building code requirements related to fire and life safety can be challenging for designers, particularly when it comes to proving fire resistance and maintaining structural performance. As such, understanding the applicability of available products can be helpful for designers. This presentation will provide an overview of fire-rated cementitious-coated oriented strand board (FRCC OSB) sheathing for wall and roof sheathing applications. Topics will include its structural and fire performance, available wall assemblies, and contribution to enhancing the sustainable built environment.

LP Building Products is a leader in high-performance building solutions designed for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. LP specializes in advanced technologies to deliver uniquely engineered wood products that help you build everything smarter, better, faster and more efficiently—from a single-family home to a multi-family complex to a home owner’s remodeling project. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00

Integrated Air & Water Barrier Systems

Georgia-Pacific

This course provides guidance for architects, specifiers, waterproofing contractors, and other professionals regarding the selection, specification and installation of integrated systems for air and water barriers and wood structural panels. Topics covered include an introduction to air and water barriers, wood structural panels, code requirements and design best practices for energy code compliance, common design and installation practices and techniques, and potential benefits realized through the use of integral air and water barrier systems.

Georgia-Pacific was founded in 1927 as a hardwood lumber wholesaler, and through nine decades has maintained its roots in the wood products industry. With 38 plants across the US and Canada, GP is currently one of the largest wood products manufacturers in North America, producing a wide array of wood products for the construction industry as well as specialty applications.

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Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES HSW LUs or PDH credits (one per attended seminar).  AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.

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For questions or additional information, please contact:

Dawn Veach, National Event Manager
Email: Ph: 404-394-4197