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Multi-story Wood-frame Structures – How to Build Bigger and Taller

April 23, 2013 – 9:30 am - 1:00 pm




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


On-site Check-in: 9:30 am
Seminar Begins: 10:00 am
Program Concludes: 1:00 pm

Course Description

This seminar offers a detailed analysis of Type III and V building types and how they are utilized to create structures with five plus stories of wood-frame construction under the International Building Code. Provided by an expert in wood design and engineering, it will cover height and area provisions in depth, including podiums and mezzanines.

Discussion will also include common detailing choices at exterior walls to accommodate fire, structural and aesthetic requirements. As well, methods for calculating and accommodating for shrinkage in wood buildings will be reviewed. Examples of various building configurations and site layouts will be used to illustrate common methods for increasing unit density.

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$20 registration fee includes lunch

Maggiano’s Restaurant
Belaggio Room
1901 E. Woodfield
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Free Parking

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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 International Building Code (IBC) maximum height and associated allowable areas for wood-frame structures including allowances from the special design provisions
  • Recognize common detailing used for exterior wall-to-floor intersections across the country for multi-story structures
  • Calculate overall building shrinkage and understand how to minimize and compensate for its effects
  • Evaluate examples of mid-rise wood buildings with an emphasis on configurations and site layouts

Questions?Contact Dawn Veach at 404.394.4197 or .


23 April 2013
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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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.