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Advanced Diaphragm Analysis – A Technical Presentation of Complex Diaphragms

July 16, 2015 – 9:00 am - 1:30 pm


Oakland, CAOakland, CA


On-site check-in: 8:30 am
Workshop begins: 9:00 am
Workshop concludes: 1:30 pm

Advanced Diaphragm Analysis – A Technical Presentation of Complex Diaphragms
Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks

The structural configurations of many modern buildings require complex lateral load paths that incorporate diaphragms at different elevations, multiple re-entrant corners, multiple irregularities and fewer vertical lateral force-resisting elements. It is important to address these design issues and irregularities to ensure complete load paths throughout the structure. This workshop provides discussions on how to analyze offset diaphragms, in-plane and out-of-plane offset shear walls, and diaphragms with large openings. Code sections and irregularities associated with these types of lateral-resisting elements will be discussed.

Terry Malone is a licensed structural engineer in Washington, Oregon and Arizona. Prior to joining WoodWorks, he was a principal in consulting structural engineering firms in Washington and Oregon, conducted third-party structural plan reviews and has served as a faculty member at St. Martin’s College in Lacey, Washington. Terry has over 35 years of wood design experience and has taken an active role as a presenter providing seminars at state and local ICC chapters and professional engineering organizations. Terry is author of The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures: Diaphragms and Shear Walls, published by McGraw-Hill and ICC. He is a member of the Structural Engineers’ Association of Arizona and the International Code Council.

Scott’s at Jack London Square
2 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510-444-3456

Parking is located on the square on Broadway and Embarcadero, there is valet and self-parking available and we validate to provide our clients a discount on this cost.

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Attendees will qualify for 3 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH 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.

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16 July 2015
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Scott’s at Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 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.