What design and detailing considerations exist when installing a layer of wood structural panels over a lumber deck diaphragm to achieve higher diaphragm capacities?
How can parking be incorporated in mixed-use, wood-frame buildings from a construction type perspective?
What are the options for detailing non-bearing wood partition walls to the underside of floor or roof framing?
Does an occupied rooftop/roof deck need to be included in allowable building size (height and area) calculations?
What are the fire-resistance rating requirements when an interior partition wall intersects a membrane-protected wall, floor or roof assembly? Can the membrane on the intersected assembly be interrupted by the partition framing?
Are sprinklers required in concealed spaces such as floor and roof cavities in multi-family wood-frame buildings?
Are there resources for obtaining shear capacities for wood-frame shear walls and diaphragms that utilize sheathing thicker than given in the SDPWS capacity tables?