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The Long and Short of Wood Roof Systems

February 19, 2015 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm


Portland, ORPortland, OR


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

Lunch is included in the cost.

On-site Check-in: 9:00 am
Workshop Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm

Course Description

This course is an overview of the many roof systems commonly used in buildings in the United States for a variety of span lengths. The presentation will review possible wood structural framing systems and geometries. How these components can be combined to create efficient and versatile roof framing systems will be covered, along with International Building Code provisions that allow the use of wood systems in many roof applications including non-combustible Type I and Type II construction. All of these concepts will be reinforced through the presentation of real example projects with details on the framing system used to achieve the project goals.

Morton’s The Steakhouse
213 SW Clay Street
Portland, OR 97201
Ph: 503-248-2100

Keller Auditorium Parking at 1400 SW 4th (Entrance across street from Morton’s) – $4.00 Per Hour/$10.50 Daily Fee

KOIN Tower Parking at 222 SW Clay St (Same building as Morton’s) – $15.00 Daily Fee/or $10.50 Early Bird Fee – must arrive before 10:30am

Click here for map and directions.

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 Objective

  • Participants will be familiar with wood framing options available for use as roof framing and be able to evaluate different framing systems to use for building projects
  • Participants will be familiar with the variety of roof geometries that are possible with wood framing systems..
  • Through the presentation of several project case studies, the participant will understand how long span roof systems can be built from all wood and hybrid wood structural configurations.

Participants will be familiar with the International Building Code provisions that allow the use of wood systems in many roof applications including use in non-combustible Type I and Type II construction buildings


Contact Anita Lara at (214) 516-5104 or .


19 February 2015
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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Morton’s – Portland
Portland, OR 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.