When designing a mass timber building, what are the key design considerations related to fire ratings, panel thickness/member size, and occupancy?
Should roof ponding be included as a design criteria or loading condition in low-slope wood-frame roofs?
What design and detailing considerations exist when splicing shear wall top plates at wall discontinuities?
When does the code require parapets? What construction and fire-resistance requirements exist for parapets?
Can I add insulation to a fire-tested assembly that wasnt tested with it? Does it make a difference where the insulation is placed within the depth of the assembly?
What information is available to help designers detail floor-to-exterior wall conditions in Type III wood-frame structures?
How are podium style wood-frame projects (e.g., 5-over-2) seismically designed to resist lateral forces?
What is the code compliance path that allows podium-style stacked buildings? Are there limitations on the number of podium stories?