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Practical and Inspirational: Exposing the Potential of Heavy Timber Construction

August 21, 2013 – 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Washington, DCWashington, DC


Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

On-site Check-in: 10:30 am
Seminar Begins: 11:00 am
Program Concludes: 2:00 pm

Course Description

Offering a mix of both the practical and inspirational, this presentation focuses on the use of heavy timber in applications such as offices and schools, as well as civic, industrial, mid-rise/multi-residential and other building types. Included will be a review of non-structural provisions in the International Building Code and a discussion of structural component and connection methods available. Example projects ranging from typical to unique will be used to illustrate the range of modern timber design solutions available and their ability to provide unlimited aesthetic opportunities for almost any building type.

AIA Headquarters
1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006

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WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for two HSW credits.

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for their participation.

Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify opportunities available through non-structural provisions of the International Building Code (IBC), including maximum height and area for exposed heavy timber-frame structures.
  • Discover the common design elements and connection options for heavy timber framing.
  • Examine the commonalities and differences of award-winning heavy timber structures.
  • Become aware of non-traditional uses for heavy timber that offer unique design solutions.


Contact Dawn Veach at 404.394.4197 or .


21 August 2013
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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AIA Headquarters
Washington, DC United States

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.