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Mid-Atlantic Lunch Seminar Series: April
April 9, 2015 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA$20
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.
This is the first of two Lunch Seminars offered during the 2nd Quarter of 2015 in the MidAtlantic Region. Each event offers two 1-hour sessions presented by Terry Pattillo, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director.
Lunch is included in the cost.
On-site Check-in: 9:00 am
Workshop Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm
Is Wood a Sustainable Construction Material Choice?
This course will examine how the use of wood as a structural material in buildings contributes to their environmental performance. Attendees will learn how to quantify the sustainability of their building designs through life cycle assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Discussion will include the impact of wood on a building’s carbon footprint, and the effects of timber harvesting practices on North American forests over the past 100 years. Wood-based framing systems and details will be presented to demonstrate material and energy-efficient options available, including alternate systems and techniques such as cross laminated timber (CLT) and above-code performing walls.
Practical and Inspirational: Exposing the Potential of Heavy Timber Construction
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.
1426-28 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Parking garages available at 15th and Sansom Streets – $28
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.
Contact Mary Schramka at or 708-204-9578.
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.