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2017 Southern California Wood Solutions Fair

Date:
October 4 2017
Time:
8:00am-5:00pm
Venue:
Pasadena 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.

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

SEMINARS AND SPEAKERS

ROOM 1 – Detailing

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

Energy-Efficient Wood-Frame Assemblies: Options for Compliance with Title 24

Matthew Brown, APA-The Engineered Wood Association

While it’s fairly well known that wood products sequester carbon and tend to require less energy to manufacture than other building materials, their performance related to operational energy efficiency is sometimes overlooked. From a thermal perspective, wood-frame building enclosures are inherently more efficient than steel-frame, concrete, or masonry construction—because of the insulating qualities of the wood structural elements, including studs, columns, beams and floors, and because wood stud walls are easy to insulate. Using real-world project examples, this presentation will examine options for utilizing wood-frame assemblies to achieve compliance with the California Energy Code, Part 6 of Title 24.

Matt Brown is an Engineered Wood Specialist at APA – The Engineered Wood Association, where he works with builders, designers, code officials and suppliers in the greater Chicago and surrounding area. Having worked for a production builder followed by a large energy consulting firm, Matt’s interest in advancing energy conservation led him to become involved in code development, training, and education. He is active in the development of the International Energy Conservation Code, and is an ICC-certified Residential Energy Code Inspector/Plans Examiner, HERS Rater and Certified Green Professional. Matt combines a structural design background with his energy conservation expertise by helping designers and builders to effectively meet both the structural and energy efficiency requirements of the building code.

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

Why Acoustics Matter: Demystifying Noise Control in Buildings

Randy D. Waldeck, PE, LEED AP, CSDA Design Group

Acoustics is an invisible element that designers often overlook, yet sound deeply affects our daily lives—which is why sustainable design principles incorporate acoustical elements to improve building occupant health, safety, functionality, and comfort. This session will provide an overview of design features and strategies for achieving an appropriate balance of noise control in wood-frame buildings. Techniques for reducing the intrusion of environmental noise will be reviewed, and selection of acoustical components and wood-frame assemblies discussed in the context of occupant/tenant separation in buildings such as apartments, hotels, medical offices, schools and retail. Discussion will also include lessons learned from recent project examples and best practices for optimal acoustic performance.

Randy is an expert in architectural, environmental, aviation, and mechanical equipment noise and vibration control, and a leading authority on the mitigation of aircraft noise intrusion into residential structures. An acoustical consultant for over 16 years, he has consulted on more than 500 projects nationwide, including transportation projects, medical facilities, industrial use facilities, federal buildings, educational facilities, offices, condominiums, single-family homes, mixed-use projects, hotels and resorts, and restaurants. A licensed mechanical engineer, Randy provides custom, cost-conscious acoustical design and noise control solutions. He is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, Urban Land Institute, and Acoustical Society of America.

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MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM

Classic Connection Conundrums – Commonly Overlooked Wood Engineering Design Issues

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB, American Wood Council

The American Wood Council’s (AWC’s) National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) are referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. Based on years of questions and feedback from design professionals, AWC has identified some common overlooked design requirements by users of these documents when designing connections. This presentation will cover local stresses in fastener groups (NDS Appendix E), member shear design for bolt and lag screw connections, design values for power-driven staples and nails (ISANTA ESR 1539), and connection detailing requirements for high capacity shear walls and diaphragms. Design resources and connection examples will also be reviewed.

Michelle Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and Senior Director of Education for the AWC where she oversees and develops continuing educational resources related to structural wood for architects, engineers, and code officials. She has authored several articles and white papers related to wood construction and has over 20 years of experience managing, designing and plan reviewing a wide range of projects of various structural materials. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering, is a certified Earthquake Disaster Assessment volunteer and a member of the International Code Council. She also volunteers her time on the NCSEA Basic Wood Education and CALBO Structural Safety Committees, is Chair of ASCE-SEI Wood Education Committee, SEAOC Director and a SEAOSC Past-President.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

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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ROOM 2 – Engineering

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

Mass Timber Lateral Framing Systems: Design and Detailing Options

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

Lateral Design Considerations for Mid-Rise Wood Structures

Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Research, full-scale testing and code requirements continue to evolve for mid-rise construction. This presentation will focus on important engineering considerations related to the lateral design of mid-rise wood buildings. Implementation of a well-considered design requires understanding of diaphragm and shear wall flexibility and their effects on the horizontal distribution of loads through the structure. In mid-rise, multi-family buildings, corridor-only shear walls are becoming popular as a way to eliminate exterior shear walls. The special design issues this situation creates will be addressed.

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 40 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 Analysis 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.

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

Designing Wood Schools in California: A Perspective from the Division of the State Architect

Rich Denio, SE, California Division of the State Architect

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) has jurisdiction over all public K–12 schools and community colleges in California. This presentation by a DSA supervising structural engineer will cover code provisions and design considerations that architects and engineers need to be aware of for wood school projects in the state. Also covered will be lessons learned from DSA construction oversight that can help attendees successfully navigate the design and construction process for California wood schools.

Rich Denio is a Supervising Structural Engineer at DSA, where he has worked for two years. Prior to joining DSA, he spent 22 years working for Bay Area design firms. His experience in the private sector includes a diverse portfolio covering new design, retrofit and renovation, seismic evaluations, shoring, peer reviews, and plan check. Rich has managed projects using fast track delivery, integrated project delivery, design build, and BIM as key features. He has experience in wood, concrete, steel, and masonry design and construction, and assignments ranging in size from small TI and equipment anchorage projects to managing the design and construction administration of a new 270,000-square-foot hospital.

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ROOM 3 – Fire & Life Safety

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

Code Compliant Fire Resistance Design for Wood Construction

Dennis Richardson, 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.

Dennis Richardson, PE, CBO is the West Coast Regional Manager for the American Wood Council (AWC), which produces recognized design standards such as the National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction. He is a professional engineer with over 25 years of building department experience including serving as the Building Official for the cities of: Santa Rosa, Sacramento, San Jose and Salinas. Dennis has several years of private sector structural design experience and has been active on code development efforts including the Balanced Fire Protection / Height and Area Study Group and the California State Fire Marshal Code Adoption Core Committee. Dennis is a Past President of the Peninsula Chapter of ICC.

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

Fire Life Safety Approval for Mass Timber Projects

Robert Gerard, PE, Senior Fire Engineer, Holmes Fire

The mass timber movement has introduced both new materials and new uses for existing materials as options for designers. While novelty can offer exciting design opportunities, there are approval challenges to shifting construction norms. Most projects utilize materials and methods that have been used for decades; however, it is not uncommon to have projects or aspects of projects that warrant some level of unfamiliar innovation. The Alternate Materials and Methods Request (AMMR) process is available to designers in these situations. This presentation seeks to provide designers with an in-depth understanding of how to utilize AMMRs for mass timber project approvals.

Robert Gerard is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer in California. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Master’s Degree in Fire Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Robert’s experience in timber fire safety has seen him involved in timber building research and testing programs around the globe, including secondments in London and Sydney in addition to his home base of California. His participation in a number of research forums, seminars, conferences and projects has made him an authority on fire safety in timber buildings.

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

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

Nate Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

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.

Nate has 20 years of experience working in the fire protection engineering, code consulting and failure analysis arenas. His expertise covers fire and life safety principles, scientific method, building and fire codes, federal and state accessibility requirements, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Occupational Safety & Health Association standards, forensic investigation of fire cause and origin, and system failure analysis. In 2009, Nate was a winner of Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s “40 under 40” for his innovative engineering contributions in North America and abroad. He is a registered fire protection engineer and an active member of the NFPA, National Association of Fire Investigators, and Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Wood-Frame Exterior Walls in Type III Construction

Weyerhaeuser

With the trend toward increased density, more designers are choosing Type III Construction in order to achieve greater heights and areas for their mid-rise wood-frame projects. This presentation will review 2015 IBC provisions for wood-frame exterior walls in Type III buildings as compared to Type V. Discussion will include how to maintain the intent of the code at wall-to-floor intersections in scenarios that include wood-frame walls and engineered wood floors. Details illustrating the importance of correct rim specification when using platform framing and for semi-balloon-frame walls will also be provided.

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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ROOM 4 – Construction Delivery

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 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 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

More with Less: An Overview of the First CLT Hotel in the US

Jeff Morrow, Lendlease

The availability of CLT in the US is causing some designers to rethink traditional construction practices—and one progressive development company is helping to lead that charge. For the recently completed Candlewood Suites Hotel on the Army Installation at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Lendlease explored the use of CLT for improved construction efficiency, enhanced performance, and blast resistance. The four-story, 62,688-sf project utilized CLT for nearly all floor, roof and wall framing, making it the first mass timber hotel in the country. This presentation will review the economic, environmental and social benefits realized through the use of CLT on this project, and address CLT’s viability as a market changing technology. Lessons learned during the design and construction processes will be discussed, as will some of the perceived hurdles and associated solutions related to using CLT as a whole building system.

Jeff Morrow is a Program Manager for Lendlease specializing in construction. Prior to leading the construction of new Lend Lease hotels for the Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program, he was Senior Project Engineer at Fort Campbell, KY, where he pioneered new approaches to energy and resource conservation in Lend Lease’s groundbreaking Zero Energy Homes project. This project provided a creative and viable strategy for achieving real change in the environmental impact of Lendlease buildings. Jeff earned a BS and MS in Building Construction Management from Purdue University. In 2013, he was recognized by Professional Builder Magazine’s “40 Under 40” awards.

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MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM

Building the T3 Minneapolis Office: Seven Stories of Success

Lucas Epp, StructureCraft Builders

One response to the growing cultural demand for local authenticity, sustainability and social connectivity in urban office environments is the T3 (Timber, Transit and Technology) Minneapolis project—a seven-story office building with six stories of mass timber, located in the Minneapolis warehouse district. Presented by the timber specialists responsible for such iconic structures as the Richmond Olympic Oval and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, this presentation explores the structural efficiency, cost effectiveness and aesthetic potential of mass timber systems and introduces the use of nail-laminated timber. The T3 project demonstrates how quickly timber structures can be erected with component prefabrication and careful engineering of connections.

Lucas Epp is a structural engineer with 10 years of experience working in Canada, the UK, and New Zealand. While in London he designed a range of projects and sculptures with world class architects, and developed an expertise in complex geometry and challenging structures. He has lectured at the Architectural Association in London, and ETH Zurich. Lucas leads the engineering department at StructureCraft and has been involved in many large-scale timber structures including the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Speed Skating Oval, and more recently as lead engineer for the T3 Minneapolis office building, and the 12 storey Framework tall wood building in Portland.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Moving to Mass Customization: Prefabrication in Type V Construction

David Smolker, Project Frog

As we enter what may come to be known as the ‘golden era’ of prefabrication, designers are tapping into automation technology to accelerate project delivery without sacrificing aesthestics and flexibility. Across a range of sectors and use cases, architects are meeting a wide array of design criteria and delivering high-quality buildings—including schools, offices, retail and residential—along accelerated design and construction schedules, and through the use of building platforms that wed cutting-edge technology with stream-lined manufacturing. This session will explore one method for solving design challenges typical to commercial Type V construction using a prefabricated delivery model. Attendees interested in transitioning from traditional to prefabricated construction methods will be intrigued to learn how they can begin using cloud-based design automation on their projects. The presentation features a variety of project examples, an exploration of prefabricated design methods, and a live demo of the design automation platform.

David joined Project Frog in 2014 after completing his master’s degree in urban design and planning from the University of Washington, where he studied at the intersection of digital technology and the built and natural environments. Before joining Frog, David worked with the National Park Service, Habitat for Humanity, and as a strategist with the San Francisco ideas company MKThink. As director of product marketing, David manages marketing and product development initiatives to support the company’s growth across a range of sectors and territories. He helps tell the Frog story, centered on the delivery of Frog’s technologically-advanced building platforms.

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ROOM 5 – Partners

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

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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MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM

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

Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc

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 plus member stocking distributor network which thoroughly covers the USA 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

Cross-Laminated Timber: Bridging the Designer-Manufacturer Gap

SmartLam

This presentation is intended for building designers interested in the use of cross-laminated timber (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 Cross Laminated Timber products in the United States. Located in timber-rich Northwest Montana, SmartLam manufactures Cross Laminated Timber for use in a variety of applications. Our focus is to develop practical, innovative, and sustainable solutions to satisfy all of 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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AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Wood-Frame Exterior Walls in Type III Construction

Weyerhaeuser

With the trend toward increased density, more designers are choosing Type III Construction in order to achieve greater heights and areas for their mid-rise wood-frame projects. This presentation will review 2015 IBC provisions for wood-frame exterior walls in Type III buildings as compared to Type V. Discussion will include how to maintain the intent of the code at wall-to-floor intersections in scenarios that include wood-frame walls and engineered wood floors. Details illustrating the importance of correct rim specification when using platform framing and for semi-balloon-frame walls will also be provided.

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 the 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

Structural CLT Floor and Roof Design

Scott Breneman, PE, SE, PhD, WoodWorks

This presentation is intended for structural engineers and building designers seeking to familiarize themselves with the design of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in horizontal applications. Topics will include manufacturing and product performance standards, structural design standards, and recognition of CLT in the International Building Code. Specific attention will be given to the design of horizontal CLT when resisting gravity loads—i.e., as panels of floor and roof systems—and when resisting lateral loads, acting as a structural diaphragm. Discussion will include an introduction to meeting serviceability requirements related to deflection and floor vibration design as well as important connection details.

Scott is a licensed Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer in the State of California and Senior Technical Director of the Architectural and Engineering Solutions Team of WoodWorks-The Wood Products Council. Scott received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida and a doctorate from Stanford University. His doctoral research entailed novel methods to reduce seismic damage to mid-rise and high-rise-frame buildings. Scott has experience with the structural design of new single-family, multi-family and mixed-used buildings; the seismic rehabilitation of institutional buildings in California; and high-end analysis and technology development. Scott is a Director on the Executive Board of the Structural Engineers Association of California, Past President of the Structural Engineers Association of Central California, an Associate Member of the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Seismic Sub-committee and Member of the ASCE/SEI Design of Wood Structures Committee.

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Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101
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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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Email: Ph: 312-841-8272