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2013 Texas Wood Solutions Fair

May 2, 2013 – 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Irving, TXIrving, TX

Free

Wood Solutions Fairs are FREE multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

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There is no cost and lunch is included.

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MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM
2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction
Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, American Wood Council

The National Design Specification (NDS®) for Wood Construction is the dual format Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) document referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. In this seminar, participants will learn how to apply ASD and LRFD provisions to wood construction, and their similarities/differences with respect to design values and behavioral equations.

Ms. Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and Director of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC). Before joining AWC, she was Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction for WoodWorks. She has over 20 years of experience managing and designing a wide range of projects in various structural materials as well as Division of State Architect contract plan review. Ms. Kam-Biron is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering. She is an active member and past Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California and a volunteer on the Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo Architectural Engineering Advisory Board.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
International Green Construction Code: Implications for Wood Construction
Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners Inc.

This presentation will delve into provisions of the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), examining organization, fundamentals, mandatory requirements vs. electives, and the role of local jurisdictions and project developers in determining code requirements. A particular focus will be provisions regarding materials selection, and especially specification and use of wood. Language relative to the use of life cycle assessment in building design and materials selection will also be examined. Similar provisions of ASHRAE 189.1, an alternative compliance path for those following the IgCC, will be considered, as will required and voluntary elements of various green building programs and other code initiatives.

Executive Director of Dovetail Partners, Inc., Kathryn Fernholz is a forester by training and has worked on development and forest management issues in a wide range of roles. With a consulting firm, her work included natural resource inventories, comprehensive planning, environmental impact assessments and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). While working for the Community Forestry Resource Center, she developed and managed a group certification project for family forests and worked to increase local capacity to provide forest management and marketing services that are compatible with certification standards. She is also an experienced Forest Management Certification Lead Auditor. Kathryn has a BS in Forest Resources from the University of Minnesota, College of Natural Resources.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM
Connection Solutions for Wood-frame Structures
Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, American Wood Council

One of the biggest eye openers for those new to

the design of non-residential wood buildings is that designing and detailing the connections is not as complex as imagined. This seminar will feature an overview of common fastener types and the wood connection philosophies relevant to each. Topics will include techniques for designing efficient, durable and structurally safe connections, minimizing environmental effects on wood connections, simple design examples and available resources. Also included will be the latest information on timber rivet connections, which are underutilized yet offer many advantages, such as a clean and elegant look.

Ms. Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and Director of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC). Before joining AWC, she was Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction for WoodWorks. She has over 20 years of experience managing and designing a wide range of projects in various structural materials as well as Division of State Architect contract plan review. Ms. Kam-Biron is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering. She is an active member and past Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California and a volunteer on the Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo Architectural Engineering Advisory Board.

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Building Codes and Standards Update
Dennis Pitts, American Wood Council

What are the latest trends and topics in the world of code development? How are the wood design standards keeping up with technology? Who are the “players” developing green codes, energy codes, and building codes? What are the ICC Code Action Committees? This presentation will offer a high altitude look at recent activities of the International Code Council, the American Wood Council and the states and jurisdictions that are using their codes and standards. In the process, the latest code changes and their underlying issues will be identified.

Dennis Pitts is responsible for American Wood Council (AWC) activities related to the International Code Council. Among his professional affiliations, he serves as an alternate member of the NFPA 5000 Building Code Technical Coordinating Committee, the NFPA 5000 Technical Committee on Structures, Construction, and Materials, and two Life Safety Code technical committees. Has is a member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments Building and Energy Advisory Board and North Texas Chapter of the ICC, and has served as a board member of the Building Officials Association of Texas. Prior to joining AWC in 1986, he worked as an inspector, plans examiner and assistant building official in the Dallas area.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM
Materials Matter: Design Trends for a Sustainable Future
Cheryl Ciecko, AIA, ALA, LEED AP, WoodWorks

Today, moving forward means looking back to traditional, natural materials and using them in new ways. Find out how wood materials provide solutions for building professionals in terms of durability, fire, moisture and sustainability. Discover the innovations and design trends that are allowing traditional wood materials and systems to be the solution of choice for a variety of building types, including four- to six-story mid-rise buildings, cross laminated timber structures up to 15 stories and commercial structures of all types and sizes. The quest for construction value along with the goal of carbon neutrality is resulting in greater recognition of wood’s benefits around the world. This presentation will also explore how materials matter through life cycle assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations, green building rating systems, forest certification and biophilia.

Cheryl A. Ciecko is a licensed architect and Senior Technica

l Director for WoodWorks in the central US. A specialist in sustainability issues, she is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) and a LEED AP. Cheryl has a BS in Architecture from the University of Illinois – Urbana with High Honors, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM
Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Tornados: Wood Design for Extreme Forces
Bryan Readling, PE, APA

The overall strength of a building is a function of all of its components—roof, walls, floors, and foundation—working together as a unit. This session will provide a top to bottom overview of lateral design for wood-framed structures. Topics will include lessons learned from natural disasters, structural load-path continuity, and recent evolution in shear wall and uplift-resistant design.

Bryan Readling, PE, is a structural engineer, author and lecturer representing APA’s Field Services Division in Charlotte, NC. Before joining APA in 1990, Bryan worked as a consulting structural engineer after completing a Master’s degree at Clemson University where he measured wind tunnel forces on low-rise structures. His article, “In the Path of the Storm, A firsthand look at the damage inflicted on new wood-frame homes by the April 2011 tornados in North Carolina and Alabama” appears in the September 2011 Journal of Light Construction. An authority on storm-resistant design and engineered wood systems, he is a member of the American Association for Wind Engineering and FEMA’s Mitigation Assessment Team.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Insulation Technologies and Installation Specifications for Better Energy Performance of Commercial Buildings
Steve Easley, Steve Easley & Associates

While new energy codes and green building programs are placing greater emphasis on energy efficiency, many ‘green buildings’ are being criticized because their energy performance has failed to live up to expectations. This presentation will focus on the performance characteristics of new and existing insulation technologies as well as the importance of a well designed air barrier system. This interactive session is designed to sort through the myriad of insulation choices in order to match the best insulation system to the type of structure. Energy codes are for the first time requiring specific installation protocols for insulation. These requirements will be explained in order to help participants develop appropriate specifications—both to meet new codes and create buildings with better performance.

Steve Easley is an internationally recognized construction consultant specializing in solving building science-related problems and educating other design and building professionals. Known for cost-effective and practical approaches to building high-performance structures, his work focuses on increasing quality of construction, sustainability and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call-backs.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM
Glued Laminated Timber: An Innovative and Versatile Engineered Wood Product
Tom Williamson, PE, ASCE, SEI, T. Williamson – Timber Engineering LLC

This seminar will showcase the versatility of glued laminated timber (glulam), demonstrating how it has been used to solve a variety of design challenges—from 100-foot clear span beams to complex reverse curved arches to 500-foot clear span space frames. Learn how glulam has evolved over 100 years of use and how continued advances have given it unparalleled performance. Topics will include detailing and connection design for glulam-framed structures, fire safety characteristics,

and sustainability.

Tom Williamson, PE, ASCE, SEI, is the Managing Partner of T. Williamson – Timber Engineering LLC, a consulting engineering firm. His previous positions included Vice President of Quality Assurance and Technical Services for APA – The Engineered Wood Association and Vice President of the American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC), and he also spent 15 years with a design/build firm, where he was involved in the design of over 500 non-residential wood-framed structures. He is the Co-editor in Chief of the “Wood Engineering and Construction Handbook” and Editor in Chief of the “APA Engineered Wood Handbook.” He has been active in ASCE and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and is a Life Member and Fellow of ASCE. In 2010 he received the SEI Dennis L. Tewksbury Award for outstanding leadership and service to the structural engineering profession.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Case Study: First Commercial Project Opens Door for CLT in US
Darryl Byle, PE, CLT Solutions

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. He will also share the results of a cost analysis that compared CLT to concrete masonry units.

Darryl Byle, PE, is a registered Professional Engineer and ICC Certified Plans Examiner and Building Inspector with over 30 years of engineering and project management experience. His experience with the design, construction and inspection aspects of projects provides a broad base for design, plan review, project management and inspection. His firm, CLT Solutions, currently focuses on the production, design and construction of cross laminated timber.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Understanding the Design Requirements for Five-story Wood-framed Construction
Ethan Martin, PE, WoodWorks

This presentation will examine how to design five-story wood-frame residential buildings and six-story mixed-use projects within the International Building Code (IBC). Discussion will focus on code requirements with an emphasis on height and area limitations. Topics will also include technical challenges such as how to design for wind and seismic forces, how to control shrinkage, and enhanced fire protection requirements.

Ethan Martin is a Senior Technical Director for WoodWorks and a licensed engineer in several states with experience ranging from civil engineering and land development to residential, commercial, and educational building design. He earned a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University specializing in structures. As the previous owner of a structural engineering firm in North Carolina, Ethan has worked on projects that range from small renovations and additions to a 470,000-square-foot, $125 million central school for the Cherokee Nation. He has also worked on national accounts such as Home Depot, Chili’s, McDonald’s and Honda.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM
Designing Wood-frame Schools in the Bethel School District
James Hansen, Bethel School District

This presentation will investigate the use of wood framing in Washington State’s Bethel School District, with an emphasis on energy efficiency, building costs a

nd benefits to the local community. It will be delivered by the District’s Director of Construction & Planning, who was instrumental in the development of green building standards for public schools and under whose leadership the District has constructed 10 schools utilizing Washington State Sustainable Protocols.

James Hansen is Director of Construction & Planning for the Bethel Public School District in Washington State. With 38 years experience in public school construction and planning, Mr. Hansen’s work has included being a project manager and estimator for private construction firms, project manager with the Alachua Public Schools in Gainesville, Florida, and Facilities Planner and Assistant for Support Services with the Puyallup School District in Pierce County Washington. He has been involved with school projects with a total value exceeding $1 billion dollars.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Vorarlberg, Austria: A Model for Sustainable Architecture
Ulrich Dangel, University of Texas

Vorarlberg is the second smallest Austrian province, yet its contemporary and innovative timber architecture over the last three decades is unparalleled in Europe. Deeply rooted in the region’s longstanding tradition of building craft, a number of pioneering architects have established a strong technical, economical and functional vocabulary that has evolved into a unique architectural culture. A growing number of buildings reach the high standard of the Austrian passive house energy regulations, and the regional government actively encourages the use of renewable energy sources and environmentally-friendly building products. As a result, Vorarlberg has been able to develop sustainable construction practices while still retaining its unique regional style.

Ulrich Dangel is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in design, construction, architectural detailing, and structural design. He received a Diploma in Architecture from Universität Stuttgart in Germany and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon. His professional career led him to London where he worked for internationally renowned architecture firms Foster and Partners as well as Grimshaw. His experience includes projects such as Frankfurt Airport, the McLaren Research and Development Centre, and the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich. He is a registered architect in Germany and the UK and maintains a small design practice in Austin, Texas. He is author of the book, Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg – Energy Concepts and Construction Systems.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Adventures in Engineering: Designing the Iconic Metropol Parasol
Jan-Peter Koppitz

Recognized around the world for its unusual geometry, the iconic Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain is one of the world’s largest timber structures. This presentation by project engineer Jan-Peter Koppitz will trace what he calls the adventure of engineering this unique project. From the first sketches to the turn of the last screw, the design team—architects, structural engineers and wood specialists—found itself on an expedition in new technological and architectural territory. This could only be managed with a great deal of knowledge, experience and creativity, as well as the courage to pursue innovative, never-tried solutions.

Jan-Peter Koppitz is an Associate at Ove Arup & Partners, where he has worked since 2000, first in London and now in Madrid. From 2002-2005, he was a structural tutor at the prestigious Design Research Lab, AA in London and he now teaches at the School of Architecture, IE Business School in Madrid. He studied Civil Engineering at the BTU Cottbus in his native Germany after spending much of his

youth living in the US.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM
Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and the International Building Code
Ray Miller, Hoover Treated Wood Products

This presentation takes an in-depth look at fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW) focusing on: FRTW characteristics, properties and performance in a fire; preparation, treatment, inspection and labeling; fire tests, standards and building code requirements; how and where FRTW is used; and the impact of FRTW on construction and insurance costs.

Ray currently resides in Colleyville, Texas and represents Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. throughout the United States. He has been in building material distribution for over 40 years, working with wholesalers and retailers of a variety of products including millwork, roofing, insulation and treated wood. Ray was V.P. of Marketing for Hoover Treated Woods, Inc. for over 11 years and moved back to Texas to be near family. He was closely involved with code developments for fire-retardant-treated wood with the International Code Conference and with the California Wildland Urban Interface Code. He has field experience in applications for fire-retardant-treated wood and can assist designers and specifiers in those applications.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM
An Introduction To Structural Design Of Post Frame Buildings
Dr. Harvey Manbeck, National Frame Building Association

This program begins with a brief description of post-frame building systems followed by an overview of key concepts for their structural design. Information is presented from a conceptual standpoint as opposed to an equation and computational standpoint. Two design methods are addressed: one for post-frame systems without diaphragm action, the other for post-frame systems with diaphragm action. The majority of the program is focused on the latter. The presentation will show how a simple yet powerful and readily available computer program, DAFI, determines the proportion of design lateral loads that are carried to ground by the individual post frames and the proportion carried to ground by the roof diaphragm and shear walls. The program then shows how the isolated post foundations are designed to resist lateral and uplift forces. Technical resources available to design professionals will also be discussed.

Dr. Harvey Manbeck, PE, is professor emeritus at Penn State University, where he taught wood structural engineering and building systems engineering for nearly 30 years. He has published over 340 technical articles, including 101 referred journal articles, and chaired the standards-writing committee that developed the first nationally recognized engineering practice on diaphragm design of post-frame buildings.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM
Architectural Casework
Greg Lutz, Architectural Woodwork Institute

This presentation will provide design professionals with an understanding of the casework requirements as published in the Architectural Woodwork Standards, Edition One (AWS). Attendees will learn how to navigate the AWS book and better understand the differences in premium grade vs. custom grade casework that allow for balanced cost-to-benefit decisions in contract documents. They will leave with a solid understanding of custom architectural casework and what to expect in finished products.

Greg Lutz is a Founding Partner and Vice President of Lutz Woodworks, a Wylie, TX-based firm specializing in commercial and institutional casework, as well as commercial architectural woodwork. Focused primarily on the Texas market, Lutz Woodworks has also undertaken projects from New Mexico through the south and central states, to the East Coast. Mr. Lutz chairs AWI’s Marketing and Membership Committee and is a member of the Speakers Bureau Committ

ee. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Chapter and was President of the Texas Chapter for two years. He is also a Board Member for a Texas Water Special Utility District and active in his community.

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM
Meeting Fire Codes with Oriented Strand Board
Randy Trussell, LP Building Products

This presentation will provide an overview of fire-rated cementitious coated oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing for wall and roof sheathing applications. Topics will include its structural and performance properties and contribution to enhancing the sustainable built environment.

Randy Trussell is an LP representative for the state of Texas. Randy has been in the building materials industry for more than 30 years with careers in Celotex, BlueLinks and Payless Cashways. He currently works with architects during the design phase of projects as it relates to fire retardant treated products as well as general contractors and sub-contractors (framing contractors), dealers, office wholesalers and distributors.

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Using Software to Design Multi-story Wood Buildings
Deborah Penko, PE, RISA Technologies

See how engineering software can be used to design multi-story buildings featuring wood walls, wood diaphragms, glulam, and dimension lumber. Learn how wind and seismic loads are automatically generated and applied to the structure, and how finite element analysis offers improved accuracy over conventional hand calculation methods. A special emphasis will be placed on the design of an entire building for both strength and serviceability requirements.

Deborah Penko, PE, joined RISA Technologies in 2007 and has been involved in technical support, marketing and sales, as well as testing and development of the new wood design features. Prior to RISA, she worked for Wexler and Associates in New York, designing commercial concrete high-rise buildings. She has also specialized in cold formed steel and trusses working for a software company called Keymark Enterprises. In both Colorado and New York, she has worked in the telecom industry designing and analyzing cellular towers.

AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55
Sustainable Designs: Western Red Cedar
Steve From, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

This presentation will include some information basic to wood and forest products while focusing on the nature of Western Red Cedar lumber and its unique benefits. It will touch on information about Western Red Cedar lumber grades, installation and finishing, as well as forest certification and why Western Red Cedar is an appropriate choice for sustainable designs.

Steve From has been employed in the lumber industry in varying capacities since 1972, when he began working in sales at a British Columbia sawmill. For the past three years, he has worked for the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA), where he provides training to design and building professionals as well as wholesale distribution and lumber retail staff. He has specialized in education related to Western Red Cedar since 1987 and also completed the WRCLA Cedar School in Vancouver. Prior to joining the WRCLA, he held a variety of sales, product management and purchasing director positions.

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for a maximum of six HSW credits (one per attended seminar).

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.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM
2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction
Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, American Wood Council

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
International Green Construction Code: Implications for Wood Construction
Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners Inc.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM
Connection Solutions for Wood-frame Structures
Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, American Wood Council

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Building Codes and Standards Update
Dennis Pitts, American Wood Council

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM
Materials Matter: Design Trends for a Sustainable Future
Cheryl Ciecko, AIA, ALA, LEED AP, WoodWorks

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM
Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Tornados: Wood Design for Extreme Forces
Bryan Readling, PE, APA

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Insulation Technologies and Installation Specifications for Better Energy Performance of Commercial Buildings
Steve Easley, Steve Easley & Associates

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM
Glued Laminated Timber: An Innovative and Versatile Engineered Wood Product
Tom Williamson, PE, ASCE, SEI, T. Williamson – Timber Engineering LLC

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM

Case Study: First Commercial Project Opens Door for CLT in US
Darryl Byle, PE, CLT Solutions

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Understanding the Design Requirements for Five-story Wood-framed Construction
Ethan Martin, PE, WoodWorks

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM
Designing Wood-frame Schools in the Bethel School District
James Hansen, Bethel School District

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM

Vorarlberg, Austria: A Model for Sustainable Architecture
Ulrich Dangel, University of Texas

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM

Adventures in Engineering: Designing the Iconic Metropol Parasol
Jan-Peter Koppitz

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and the International Building Code
Ray Miller, Hoover Treated Wood Products

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM

An Introduction To Structural Design Of Post Frame Buildings
Dr. Harvey Manbeck, National Frame Building Association

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM

Architectural Casework
Greg Lutz, Architectural Woodwork Institute

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 PM

Meeting Fire Codes with Oriented Strand Board – Coming Soon
Randy Trussell, LP Building Products

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM

Using Software to Design Multi-story Wood Buildings – Coming Soon
Deborah Penko, PE, RISA Technologies

AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55

Sustainable Designs: Western Red Cedar
Steve From, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

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Date:
2 May 2013
Time:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039 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.