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?
Why does wood framing shrink? How can shrinkage in multi-story wood structures be minimized and accommodated?
Can exposed wood framing be used in buildings such as aquatic centers and pools? Are there durability concerns?
When designing cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels for gravity load applications such as floor or roof panels, should I use the CLT layups defined in the ANSI/PRG 320 standard as the basis of design?
How is MEP accommodated in exposed mass timber buildings-e.g., CLT and NLT wall and floor/roof panels?
When designing light wood-frame shear walls with openings and using the force transfer around openings (FTAO) method, do the metal straps along the tops and bottoms of the openings need to extend the full wall length?