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Design Considerations for Innovative Wood Buildings

June 27, 2012 – -

 

Sacramento, CASacramento, CA

Free

The Bullitt Center – Meeting the Living Building Challenge™
Brian Court, AIA, LEED AP, The Miller Hull Partnership
1.0 AIA/CES (HSW/SD)

The Bullitt Center, a six-story heavy timber building under construction in Seattle, is predicted to be the world’s most energy-efficient commercial building. It has been designed to last 250 years and to achieve the highest benchmark of building sustainability—Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. A performance-based certification program, the LBC requires buildings to be evaluated after one year of occupancy prior to certification, against criteria that include 100% of energy demands met with on-site renewable energy generation and 100% of water needs met by on-site rainwater collection. In this presentation, project architect Brian Court will give a short overview of the LBC, discuss the design strategies for the Bullitt Center and highlight structural and environmental virtues of the heavy timber structural system such as renewability, contribution to energy efficiency and light carbon footprint.

Brian Court is an Associate of The Miller Hull Partnership. Bringing a strong sense of design to projects and a passion for buildings that are finely tuned to their regional and climatic influences, Brian is currently leading the performance-based design effort on the Bullitt Center. He has also served as the project architect for numerous single and multi-family residential projects, urban infill projects, large institutional and higher education projects as well as waterfront projects. Brian attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia for his undergraduate degree and the University of Washington for his MS in architecture.


Wood Design for Architects: Engineering for the Non-engineer
Karyn Beebe, PE, LEED AP, APA
1.0 AIA/CES (HSW)

Understanding how physical basics and intuitive knowledge relate to engineering for wood-frame structures will remove the mystery and improve efficiency and structural performance. Defining the design criteria, sheathing (the tie that binds), framing foul-ups, fasteners, connection philosophy, and load path continuity will be discussed.

Karyn Beebe is an Engineered Wood Specialist for APA covering the Southwest. A California-licensed professional engineer, she has a BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structures from Purdue University. Her duties include consulting with designers and end users on the efficient specification, selection and use of engineered wood products. She is an active member of the Structural Engineers Association and US Green Building Council and serves as Treasurer for the San Diego Area Chapter of the International Code Council. Prior to joining APA, Karyn practiced structural engineering in San Diego and worked for the City of San Diego’s building department performing structural and life safety review of building plans.


Fire and Life Safety Design for Wood Structures (includes updates in the 2012 IBC)
Lisa Podesto, PE, WoodWorks
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW)

This seminar will provide an overview of issues that must be considered when designing wood structures for fire and life safety. Topics will include the basic principles of fire protection, construction types, and heights and areas, as well as wood-specific design techniques such as the component additive method and considerations such as flame-spread ratings, fire-rated assemblies and the Wildland-Urban Interface Code. Changes related to the design of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings under the 2012 International Building Code will also be discussed, including requirements for fire resistance, sprinklers, means of egress and other building safety and serviceability criteria.

Lisa Podesto is a California licensed professional engineer and the Senior Technical Director for WoodWorks, leading the Building Systems initiative for WoodWorks. For 6 years prior to joining the WoodWorks initiative Lisa was a Project Manager and a Design Engineer specializing in wood design. She earned her BS in General Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and her MS in Civil Engineering from San Francisco State University.


Case Study: First Commercial Project Opens Doors for CLT in US
Darryl Byle, PE, DSB Engineering & Consulting, PC
1.0 AIA/CES (HSW)

This case study presentation will showcase the first commercial building in the US constructed with cross laminated timber (CLT)—The Long Hall in Whitefish, Montana. Completed in 2011, this two-story infill project epitomizes many of the benefits of CLT, including speed of installation (the building took just five days to erect), the environmental and aesthetic benefits of wood, and energy efficiency. Project engineer Darryl Byle will discuss the design and construction process, as well as the building code challenges associated with being among the first in North America to use CLT and how they were addressed. He will also share the results of a cost analysis that compared CLT to concrete masonry units.

Darryl is a registered Professional Engineer and ICC Certified Plans Examiner and Building Inspector with over 30 years of engineering and project management experience in a wide range of projects. His experience with the design, construction, and inspection aspects of projects provides a broad base for design, plan review, project management and inspection. His engineering firm, DSB Engineering and Consulting, PC, is a consultant for multiple jurisdictions and design firms where he contributes his engineering expertise to all stages and aspects of the building process, including conceptual design and layout, structural design, code compliance, and investigation. During the last three years, Darryl has turned his professional focus to Cross-Laminated Timber production, design, and construction. This gave rise to the opportunity to serve as the design engineer and project manager for the first CLT commercial building completed in the United States: The Long Hall project in Whitefish, MT completed Fall, 2011.


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Workshop is free and includes lunch.

On-site check-in: 9:00 a.m.

Workshop start: 9:30 a.m.

Workshop ends: 4:00 p.m.

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for a maximum of 4.5 credits (3.5 HSW & 1 HSW/SD).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 4.5 PDH credits.

Professional development certificates will be available on site.

$4 discounted parking available.

Click the links below to download copies of the presentations.

The Bullitt Center – Meeting the Living Building Challenge™
Brian Court, AIA, LEED AP, The Miller Hull Partnership

Wood Design for Architects: Engineering f

or the Non-engineer
Karyn Beebe, PE, LEED AP, APA

Case Study: First Commercial Project Opens Doors for CLT in US
Darryl Byle, PE, DSB Engineering & Consulting, PC

Coming soon:

Fire and Life Safety Design for Wood Structures (includes updates in the 2012 IBC)
Lisa Podesto, PE, WoodWorks

Details

Date:
27 June 2012
Cost:
Free
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Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815 United States
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.