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Wood Design Seminars: Summer Lunch Series

August 18, 2015 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm


Fort Worth, TXFort Worth, TX


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
Program Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm

Introduction to Wood

This presentation will provide an introductory review of allowable uses and best design practices associated with wood-frame construction. Wood science including wood’s cell structure and moisture interaction properties will be discussed. Wood species and grades will be covered along with an overview of their structural properties and durability. Structural wood design for vertical (gravity) loads including bending, shear, deflection, vibration, tension, compression, and connections will be introduced. Common wood-framed lateral force-resisting systems will be discussed as will the components included in wood shear walls. Architectural considerations associated with wood framing will be examined, including fire protection and sprinklers, construction types, acoustics, and building envelopes. Design and detailing best practices for wood-frame buildings will be explained in an effort to highlight the items that play an important role in the construction process and ultimate building performance.

Design Trends: Exceeding Cost and Performance Objectives with Wood-Frame Schools

Through a series of case studies, this presentation will demonstrate how schools districts across the US have shown leadership in their choice of structural material and imagination in their building designs to achieve both performance and cost objectives. The choice of materials can have a considerable impact on a school’s construction costs, energy efficiency, acoustic performance, aesthetic appeal and occupant environment- which can in turn dramatically influence the success of students. This highly pictorial presentation will showcase the range of design possibilities and benefits associated with wood frame schools.

Norris Conference Centers
304 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Ph: 817-289-2400

Click here for map and directions.

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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 Anita Lara at  or (214) 516-5104.


18 August 2015
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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Norris Conference Center
Fort Worth, TX 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.