Events

Upcoming Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

2013 Virginia Wood Solutions Fair

January 8, 2013 – -

 

,

Free

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

Click here to register.
There is no cost to attend and lunch is included.

Click here to download the schedule.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 12:05 PM
Sustainability in Virginia: Making Use of a Renewable Resource
Paul Howe, Virginia Forestry Association

In the US, responsible forest management has resulted in more than 50 consecutive years of forest growth that exceeds annual forest harvests. This presentation will provide an overview of Virginia’s forest resource status, including factors that impact sustainability and, therefore, future wood availability and use. Unlike products that deplete the earth’s resources, wood is the only major building material that grows naturally and is renewable. Wood is also the only material with third-party certification programs in place to verify that products originate from a sustainably managed resource. Using Virginia as an example, Paul will show how today’s forest practices maintain a balance of forest values, including water and soil quality, fish and wildlife habitat and biodiversity, as well as community and recreational opportunities.

Since 1994, Paul Howe has served as Executive Director of the Virginia Forestry Association in Richmond, Virginia. He is editor-in-chief of Virginia Forests magazine, Secretary of the Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation, a Certified Forester and Certified Association Executive. Paul received his BS and Master of Forestry Degrees from Clemson University, began his career with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension, then worked for the South Carolina Forestry Association and the Forest Resources Association. He is the current chairman of the National Council of Forestry Association Executives and serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Society of Association Executives.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM
2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction
John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, 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 of changes in the 2012 NDS and Supplement relative to previous editions.

John “Buddy” Showalter joined the American Wood Council (AWC) in 1992 and currently serves as vice president of technology transfer. Responsibilities at AWC include oversight of technical publications, website, help desk, and other technical media. He is also on the editorial board for Wood Design Focus, published by the Forest Products Society, and a member of the editorial board for Structure magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. Prior to joining AWC, Showalter was technical director of the Truss Plate Institute. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

MORNING SESSION 9:35 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Building Codes and Standards: Where are we headed?
Paul Coats, PE, CBO, 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? What kinds of things are being proposed by the ICC Code Action Committees? This will

be 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.

Paul Coats is Southeast Regional Manager for the American Wood Council (AWC), which produces internationally recognized design standards for wood construction. Prior to joining AWC, Paul was on the code development staff of the International Code Council, and held positions in inspection, plan review, and project engineering.

MORNING SESSION 11:05 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 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 the components—roof, walls, floors, and foundation—working together as a unit. This session provides a top to bottom overview of lateral design for wood-frame 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.

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM
Connection Solutions for Wood-frame Structures
John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, 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, and available resources.

John “Buddy” Showalter joined the American Wood Council (AWC) in 1992 and currently serves as vice president of technology transfer. Responsibilities at AWC include oversight of technical publications, website, help desk, and other technical media. He is also on the editorial board for Wood Design Focus, published by the Forest Products Society, and a member of the editorial board for Structure magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. Prior to joining AWC, Showalter was technical director of the Truss Plate Institute. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

MORNING SESSION 9:35 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM
Understanding the Design Requirements for Five-story Wood-framed Mid-rise Construction
Tim Smith, AIA, Togawa Smith Martin, Inc.

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

&nbsp

;

Tim Smith, AIA, is the Founding Principal of Togawa Smith Martin, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. His firm specializes in all types of multi-family and mixed-use structures, including market rate, affordable, senior and student housing. With more than 35 years of architectural expertise, Togawa Smith Martin has designed over 30,000 housing units throughout the Western US. Mr. Smith is credited with developing the first five-story wood Type III housing project in California in 1994 and, since then, has pioneered the use of five-story wood framing in nine building jurisdictions throughout California.

MORNING SESSION 11:05 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
All-wood and Hybrid Panelized Roof Systems: Cost-effective Roof Solutions
Charles “Chuck” Young, Structural Resource Group

Although panelized roof systems are especially popular in industrial building applications on the west coast, they can be used to reduce building costs in retail, commercial and office applications all over the US. Learn why panelized roof systems are so cost-effective and how to efficiently design and install them. Other topics will include solutions for structural loading, fire protection and constructability, additional benefits and design resources.

Chuck graduated with a degree in Mechanical engineering from University of California @ Davis, Ca. Chuck started his career with Ecodyne Cooling Products, a designer and manufacturer of wood and concrete cooling towers, as a sales associate in 1970. In 1978, Chuck moved to Standard Structures Inc (SSI), a manufacturer of Glulams, I-Joists and Open Web Trusses. He has held positions as Custom Complex Glulam Sales Manager, Technical Services (drafting and engineering) Manager and Marketing Manager. Chuck retired from SSI in 2010 and joined Structural Resource Group (SRG) in 2011. SRG provides current product information to structural engineers in California, Arizona and Nevada. The product information is from 11 different companies. Chuck is a member and past board of director of CSI Redwood Empire (Construction Specifications Institute), SEAOCC (Structural Engineers Association of Central California) and REACO (Redwood Empire Association Code Officials). Chuck’s career has been in the Engineered Wood Products industry providing structural engineering and specification support to architects and structural engineers for 30+ years.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM
Designing the World’s Tallest Mixed-use Wood Building
Andrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton Architects

This session will focus on the design and construction of the nine-story Stadthaus building in London (UK), which is the world’s tallest mixed-use wood structure. It will emphasize the unique features that allowed nine stories to be erected in nine weeks, shortening the entire construction schedule by 23 weeks while satisfying safety and other building code requirements. Built in cross laminated timber (CLT), the Stadthaus includes 29 apartments and a residents’ office, and is a modern and engaging counterpart to the neighborhood’s ground-hugging slab blocks built in the 1950s and ’60s.

A principal at Waugh Thistleton Architects, Andrew Waugh is fiercely passionate about architecture and the built environment and firmly committed to designing and building intelligent, accessible and environmentally sustainable buildings. He lectures extensively on the importance of corporate social responsibility, at events such as the prestigious Green Building Workshop organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Andrew teaches regularly throughout the UK and abroad, with responsibilities that range from visiting lecturer in Mexico City to design tutor and critic at East London University.

MORNING SESSI

ON 9:35 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Heavy Timber Inspiration: Celebrated Wooden Structures
Ben Brungraber, PhD, PE, Fire Tower Engineered Timber

Timber framing is defined as the craft of building structures that are supported by exposed, heavy timbers. The connections are often traditional: pegged mortise and tenons, splines, keys, wedges, and simple bearing joinery. This presentation covers the past, present and future of timber framing. It will include examples of timber-framed commercial and residential structures illustrating a wide variety of timbers and connections.

Ben Brungraber has a Master of Science from Colorado State University in Timber Structures and a Ph.D. in Mortise and Tenon Joinery from Stanford, which to his clients’ collective relief, explains the nickname Doctor Joint. Before partnering in his own design and engineering firm, Fire Tower Engineered Timber, he taught at the University of Connecticut, and worked as an engineer for Benson Woodworking Co. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Timber Frame Guild of North America.

MORNING SESSION 11:05 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Efficient Use of Wood Framing in Retail Buildings
Archie Landreman, WoodWorks

This presentation will explain the advantages of various structural wood products when used in retail buildings. Products discussed will include: wood trusses, wall panels, I-joists, glued laminated timber (glulam), and structural insulated panels (SIPs). These products will be examined from a variety of perspectives, including cost savings, sustainability, labor and time savings, and availability. Specific applications and product differences will be discussed.

Archie Landreman is a Technical Director for WoodWorks and manages the National Accounts Program. Active in the wood and structural building component industry since 1970, he has held various sales and sales management positions related to wood truss and engineered wood products. In particular, he has extensive experience with lumber, structural wood panels, prefabricated wall panels, wood trusses, engineered wood beams and I-joists. He is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, Association of Licensed Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, Structural Engineers Association of Wisconsin, Structural Building Components Association, Structural Insulated Panel Association, and Forest Products Society.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Designing Wood-frame Schools in the Bethel School District
James Hansen, Bethel Public Schools

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

Robert James Hansen is Director of Construction & Planning for Bethel Public Schools, the 13th largest school district in Washington State. He has 38 years experience in public school construction and planning. Mr. Hansen’s work experience has included being a project manager and estimator for private construction firms, project manager with the Alachua Public Schools in Gainesville, Florida, Facilities Planner and Assistant for Support Services with the Puyallup School District in Pierce County Washington. Mr. Hansen was part of a core team of professionals in the State of Washington to help develop green building standards for public schools. Under his leader

ship Bethel School District has constructed 10 schools utilizing Washington State Sustainable Protocols and has been involved with school projects with a total value exceeding $1 billion dollars.

MORNING SESSION 9:35 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM
Modular Wood Framing Goes Vertical
Troy E Bean, PE, SE, DCI Engineers

As with wood construction in general, innovative technologies are expanding the options for modular wood-frame buildings. No longer limited to one-story classrooms, work camps or single-family homes, there is a move to incorporate these factory-built units into applications such as hotels, dorms and condominiums that compete with four- and five-story podium design. This presentation will focus on techniques that differentiate modular wood-frame construction from conventional, panelized or prefabricated wood framing methods, as well as cost and other advantages.

Troy E Bean, PE, SE has more than 25 years of structural engineering and project management experience. Since joining DCI Engineers in 1989, he has designed a variety of municipal, industrial, commercial, and residential projects that have utilized wood, concrete, masonry, and light gauge and structural steel construction materials. Recently, he has provided services for numerous wood-framed modular projects, including several multi-story buildings for resorts and apartment complexes. In addition to completing modular projects within the State of Washington, he has also worked on similar projects in North Dakota, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada.

MORNING SESSION 11:05 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
The International Green Construction Code – Implications for Wood Construction
Kathryn Fernholtz, 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 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.

Currently the 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, Kathryn was a member of the environmental services department where 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, Kathryn 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, and has been a leader within the forestry community in the Upper Midwest through her service as chair of the Minnesota Society of American Foresters, her appointment to the Minnesota Forest Resources Council, and through participation on various boards and committees. Kathryn has a B.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Minnesota, College of Natural Resources.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM
Using Software to Design Multi-story Wood Buildings
Michael Olson, PE, RISA Tec

hnologies

See how engineering software can be used to design multi-story buildings featuring wood walls, wood diaphragms, glued laminated timber (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.

Michael Olson, PE, joined RISA Technologies in 2008 and works as an engineer involved with technical support and training, as well as general testing and development of the RISA software suite. Prior to RISA Technologies, Michael was a project engineer for Van-Sickle Allen and Associates, LLC (VAA, LLC), a company that works in the commercial, agricultural, and industrial sectors. He has designed office buildings for financial institutions, flour and feed mills for agricultural clients and worked on biodiesel structures for industrial clients. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an M.C.E Civil Engineering (Structural Emphasis) from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

MORNING SESSION 9:35 AM
Introduction to Post-frame Construction, Buildings and Design
Dr. Harvey Manbeck, PE, National Frame Building Association

This presentation will focus on post-frame building systems in comparison to other wood-frame construction types. Topics will include: unique features that make post-frame systems a cost and energy-efficient option with great flexibility in architectural detailing, the two primary structural design approaches, embedded post foundations, structural diaphragms and shear walls for lateral load distribution, structural integrity and longevity, code compliance issues and preservative treatment for embedded wood posts. The flexibility of post-frame applications will also be illustrated with examples from a range of projects.

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 11:05 AM
Fire-Retardant Treated Wood and the International Building Code
Jim Gogolski, 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.

Jim Gogolski is a Marketing Representative with Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. Prior to Hoover, Jim worked with APA – The Engineered Wood Association as a Field Representative and administered their field inspection service. Jim has worked for a wood preservative chemical supplier and the Southern Forest Products Association, and is a member of the International Code Council. His technical knowledge as well as experience in the uses of wood in construction and field inspections brings a unique perspective to his pro¬grams. He holds a BS degree in Wood Products Technology from Ohio State University, Columbus, and an MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati.

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM
The Future of Structural Insulated Panels as a Commercial Building Envelope
Al Cobb, Structural Insulated Panel Association

This presentation will focus on the growing acceptance and use of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in non-residential buildings. Starting with an overview of the events that led to the current popularity of SIPs, Al will provide examples of their successful use in commercial projects, as well as information on their proper design and specification, the need for a systems approach, and the services required to make them effective.

Al Cobb is the current president of the Structural Insulated Panel Association and director of SIP School. Now in its seventh year, the West Virginia-based SIP School offers a variety of courses to people in the SIPs industry across the US. Al is also President of PanelWrights LLC.

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Architectural Casework
Randy Estabrooke, 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 and to better understand the differences in Premium Grade vs. Custom Grade casework that allow for balanced cost-to-benefit decisions in contract documents. At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will have an good overview of custom architectural casework and what to expect in finished products.

From 2002 through 2008 Randy was Chief Staff Executive of the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s (AWI) Quality Certification Program, an international accreditation program for manufacturers and users of fine architectural woodwork. He continues to be active within AWI as an accredited member of the AWI Speakers Bureau, Director of the Quality Certification Program, National Board Director, member of the AWI Executive Committee, Chairman of the Education Planning Committee, member of the AWI Estimator Seminar Team, and AWI QCP “Premium Grade Manufacturer” participant.

AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Sustainable Designs: Western Red Cedar
Ed Burke, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

This presentation will focus on the sustainable nature of Western Red Cedar lumber and timber products. It will include an overview of the features and benefits of this natural forest product with an emphasis on grades, product specifications, installation, finishing, and maintenance. Participants can expect to gain a greater appreciation of Western Red Cedar’s versatility and the enhanced appeal it can bring to both commercial and residential designs, as well as the latest design trends. Finally, this session will also touch on forest certification systems and the attributes that make wood an inherently ‘green’ building material.

Ed Burke is a cedar lumber industry technical specialist for the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. A professional lumberman, Ed has extensive experience visiting jobsites and assessing installation and finishing questions. Ed has also been an active member of the Joint Forest Products Coatings Committee of the USDA Forest Products Laboratory for 10 years.

Check-in: 7:00 am

Sessions begin: 8:00 am

Sessions end: 4:55 pm

Discounted self-parking for $7/day at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 12:05 PM
Sustainability in Virginia: Making Use of a Renewable Resource
Paul Howe, Virginia Forestry Association

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM
2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction
John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, American Wood Council

MORNING SESSION 9:35 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Building Codes and Standards: Where are we headed?
Paul Coats, PE, CBO, American Wood Council

MORNING SESSION 11:05 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Tornados – Wood Design for Extreme Forces
Bryan Readling, PE, APA

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM
Connection Solutions for Wood-frame Structures
John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, American Wood Council

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Wood-frame Student Housing: A Builder’s Perspective
Robert Kochansky, Hardin Construction

MORNING SESSION 9:35 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM
Understanding the Design Requirements for Five-story Wood-framed Mid-rise Construction
Tim Smith, AIA, Togawa Smith Martin, Inc.

MORNING SESSION 11:05 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
All-wood and Hybrid Panelized Roof Systems: Cost-effective Roof Solutions 
Charles “Chuck” Young, Structural Resource Group

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM
Designing the World’s Tallest Mixed-use Wood Building
Andrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton Architects

MORNING SESSION 9:35 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Heavy Timber Inspiration: Celebrated Wooden Structures
Ben Brungraber, PhD, PE, Fire Tower Engineered Timber

MORNING SESSION 11:05 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Efficient Use of Wood Framing in Retail Buildings
Archie Landreman, WoodWorks

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM

Designing Wood-frame Schools in the Bethel School District

James Hansen, Bethel Public Schools

MORNING SESSION 9:35 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM

Modular Wood Framing Goes Vertical

Troy E Bean, PE, SE, DCI Engineers

MORNING SESSION 11:05 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
The International Green Construction Code – Implications for Wood Construction
Kathryn Fernholtz, Dovetail Partners, Inc.

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM
Using Software to Design Multi-story Wood Buildings
Michael Olson, PE, RISA Technologies,

MORNING SESSION 9:35 AM
Introduction to Post-frame Construction, Buildings and Design
Dr. Harvey Manbeck, PE, National Frame Building Association

MORNING SESSION 11:05 AM
Fire-Retardant Treated Wood and the International Building Code
Jim Gogolski, Hoover Treated Wood Products

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:10 PM
The Future of Structural Insulated Panels as a Commercial Building Envelope (coming soon)
Al Cobb, Structural Insulated Panel Association

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:45 PM
Architectural Casework
Randy Estabrooke, Architectural Woodwork Institute

AFTERNOON SESSION 3:55 PM
Sustainable Designs: Western Red Cedar
Ed Burke, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Click on the logos below to find out more about our sponsors and exhibitors.

Sponsors


Speaker Sponsors

0

0


Exhibitors

0

0

0


Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Please contact  for information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the Virginia Fair.

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 a

vailable on site.

Details

Date:
8 January 2013
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

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.