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?