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Southeast Wood Solutions Fair

Date:
April 25 2018
Time:
8:00am-5:00pm
Venue:
Georgia International Convention Center
Cost:
$120 early bird through April 4 then $150
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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, PDH credits, or .6 ICC credits (one per attended seminar). CEUs are FBPE board-approved.

Professional Development Certificates (AIA/CES and ICC) will be available on site.

ROOM 1 – Structural Design

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

Preservative-Treated Wood: Use and Specification

Kris Owen, Independent Consultant

In applications where wood may be exposed to moisture, insects or fungal organisms, preservative-treated wood can help ensure a building’s durability. In this presentation, participants will learn about the manufacturing process for pressure-treated wood, available products and their differences, and how preserved wood is used in construction. Topics will include types of preservative treatments and the required levels of retention, as dictated by the end-use application, desired service life and exposure conditions. AWPA Use Category standards and ICC-ES Report Evaluations will be reviewed, and current issues concerning treated wood in non-residential and multi-family construction will be discussed. Participants will also receive free access to the Treated Lumber smartphone app.

Kris has more than 35 years of experience in construction material production, sales, marketing and development, including 20 years focused on treated wood products and 12 on wood windows. He is a member of numerous organizations—including the International Code Council and the American Wood Protection Association—is a Certified Code Instructor, and is active on ASTM committees related to wood, fire, plastics and sustainability. Kris has a BSc in Forestry from Michigan State University.

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MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 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 – The Engineered Wood Association, 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 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 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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AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Fire Retardant-Treated Wood: The Basics

Kris Owen, Independent Consultant

For some applications—such as exterior walls in Type III Construction—building codes allow the use of wood providing it is fire retardant-treated (FRT). This presentation offers an overview of FRT wood in the United States, including specific references under the International Building Code, available products and examples of typical use. This session will explore how treatments are impregnated into the wood, how some FR Treatments offer preservative protection and the testing required to confirm fire-retardant capabilities. Topics will also include understanding the labels on FRT wood products for interior and exterior uses, and occupant safety.

Kris has more than 35 years of experience in construction material production, sales, marketing and development, including 20 years focused on treated wood products and 12 on wood windows. He is a member of numerous organizations—including the International Code Council and the American Wood Protection Association—is a Certified Code Instructor, and is active on ASTM committees related to wood, fire, plastics and sustainability. Kris has a BSc in Forestry from Michigan State University.

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ROOM 2 – Architectural Design

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

Timber-Frame Design: Structural Timber as an Architectural Feature

Jim DeStefano, P.E., 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 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

Advanced Detailing Techniques for Balconies and Building Enclosures

Colin Shane, PE, MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

Building enclosures are most effective when they’re continuous. As such, detailing around projections from the building enclosure requires a keen eye to building science fundamentals, control layer placement, and installation sequencing. This presentation will explore the unique challenges of detailing building enclosures where they intersect with balconies. Material selection for both the balcony and adjoining walls will be discussed and sequential detailing for achieving continuous control layers around the balcony—such as insulation, air barriers and weather resistive barriers—will be reviewed. Different types of balconies, such as cantilevered joist systems and bolt-on prefinished options, will also be explored, including their impact on the overall building enclosure design and durability. Case studies will be used to illustrate best practices and lessons learned.

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 1:20 PM

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

Jim DeStefano, P.E., 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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AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Building Enclosure Detailing for Walls and Low-Slope Roofs

Colin Shane, PE, MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

This session focuses on design considerations and best practices associated with detailing walls and low-slope roofs for durable wood structures. Starting with a review of building science fundamentals, it highlights durable, energy-efficient options for wood-frame wall assemblies. It then discusses low-slope roof design with an emphasis on ventilation, insulation placement, and the impact of each on long-term performance. Placement of control layers and dew point locations will be reviewed in the context of providing moisture protection while allowing drying, with the goal of achieving maximum durability. Details and case studies will be used to illustrate best practices and lessons learned.

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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ROOM 3 – Mass Timber

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

Better, Faster, Safer: Experiences of a Tall Timber Builder

Jeff Morrow, Lendlease

The concept of taller wood structures has captured widespread attention. Some see expanding timber use as one of the few ways to reach ambitious carbon reduction goals; others are inspired by new aesthetic opportunities—but Lendlease, an international construction and development firm, sees the use of mass timber for mid- and high-rise structures as a way to build higher quality buildings, faster and safer. As one of the most experienced contractor of mass timber buildings in the US, Lendlease will offer insights on a proposed change to the 2021 International Building Code that would see increased height and story allowances for mass timber structures.

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 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

The T3 Sequel: Applying Lessons Learned, Advancing Mass Timber and Improving LCA

Leif Johnson, PE, SE, LEED AP, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Following the success of T3 Minneapolis—a seven-story mass timber office building completed in 2017—its developer, Hines, is now building a second T3 in Atlanta. Although the new project is also seven stories, lessons learned on the first T3 led to some changes in the structural design. In this presentation, the lead structural engineer will provide insight on these decisions and how they are helping to advance mass timber construction in the US. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) used to measure the environmental impacts, such as embodied carbon, of these structural decisions will be discussed, along with the evolution of available LCA tools.

Leif is a Principal of MKA and leader of the firm’s Wood and Sustainability Technical Specialist Groups. These groups research and develop methodologies for utilizing the most effective, innovative wood products and connections available to better realize clients’ visions while also promoting materials that require less carbon to construct. His award-winning wood design experience includes the Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Addition in Chicago, Illinois, and LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, both winners of national wood design awards. Leif recently completed the T3 project in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a 7-story, 260,000-square-foot mass timber office building, which is the first of this height constructed in the US.

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MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 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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ROOM 4 – Fire & Life Safety

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

Action through Architecture: Forests, Wildfire and Climate Change

Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Inc.

Architects have been affecting societal change for generations, improving social dynamics, reducing energy consumption, and creating healthier spaces. The changing material paradigm of buildings is the latest example. In this presentation, the environmental think tank, Dovetail Partners Inc., will examine why increasing emphasis on wood use offers a real solution to modern-day crises such as wildfire and climate change. Discussion will include facts about the forest fire epidemic, including the history of forest management practices, challenges to maintaining forest health and examples of forests where habitat restoration, watershed management and public safety have been achieved. The relationship between forests, fire and climate change will be examined, and information provided to demonstrate how building material decisions can support long-term carbon storage, more resilient and diverse forests, safer communities, and beautiful projects.

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.

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MORNING SESSION 9:45 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 is a Technical Director for WoodWorks Project Resources and 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 11:00 AM

Fire-Resistance Design Primer for Mass Timber Construction

Paul Coats, PE, CBO, PE, 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 methods for establishing fire-resistance ratings of wood-frame assemblies, and calculation methods for exposed wood members 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, which produces code-referenced design standards such as the National Design Specification® for Wood Construction.  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 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. 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 PM

Introduction to AWC’s 2015 NDS and SDPWS

John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, American Wood Council

The American Wood Council’s 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction and 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) are ANSI American National Standards referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. This presentation will provide an overview of design provisions included in these documents, including those related to connections, gravity load design and shear walls and diaphragms. Some of the significant changes in the recently approved 2018 NDS will also be reviewed.

Buddy Showalter joined AWC staff in 1992 and currently serves as Vice President of Technology Transfer. His responsibilities at AWC include oversight of publications, website, helpdesk, education, and other technical media. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards for Wood Design Focus, published by the Forest Products Society, and STRUCTURE magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. Prior to joining AWC, Showalter was Technical Director of the Truss Plate Institute. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

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ROOM 5 – National Partners

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

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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MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM

Code-Compliant Exterior Systems for Wood-Frame Building Envelopes

Huber Engineered Woods, LLC

This session begins with an investigation of recent code changes emphasizing building envelope performance. In that context, it explores next generation integrated solutions that simultaneously provide protection against moisture penetration, air leakage, and thermal bridging. Installation benefits and on-site quality control issues related to multi-solution integrated systems will also be evaluated.

Huber Engineered Woods LLC 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 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

Mass Plywood Panels: Designing with the Newest Mass Timber Structural Product

Freres Lumber Co.

Mass plywood panels (MPP), a veneer-based engineered wood product, are a recent addition to the mass timber line-up of product options. This presentation will introduce MPPs with an outline of the manufacturing technologies, testing and certification that led to their development, followed by an in-depth look at the applications and requirements associated with their use. Topics will include methods of structural design, code compliance, product size options, and availability.

Freres Lumber Co. is an industry leader in the production of grade lumber, speciality veneer, plywood, and its latest offering, mass plywood panels (MPP). A family-owned and operated business since 1922, Freres also produces and sells a variety of wood by-products derived from its primary manufacturing processes, including small dimension lumber, wood chips, shavings, bark dust, and electricity. Throughout the company’s long life, it has focused on maintaining modern manufacturing facilities, providing high-quality wood products, and providing family-wage jobs in its local communities.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

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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AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 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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GICC Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337

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Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES HSW LUs, PDH credits, or .6 ICC credits (one per attended seminar).

Professional Development Certificates (AIA/CES and ICC) will be available on site.

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