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Mid-Atlantic Q4 Lunch Seminar Series: Mid-Rise Shear Walls and Diaphragms

November 10, 2015 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm


Washington, DCWashington, DC


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

Mid-Rise Shear Walls and Diaphragms

Presented by Terry Malone, PE, SE, Sr Technical Director, WoodWorks

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at shear wall and diaphragm design for mid-rise buildings, including those with rectangular, offset and open-front plans. Intended for structural engineers, topics will include issues associated with irregular layouts, detailing for complete lateral load paths, lateral load distribution within a shear wall line, shear wall types, and the effects of tall shear walls. Information aligns with ASCE 7-10 and the American Wood Council’s 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic.

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.

Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
950 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Ph: 202-609-9615

Click here for map and directions.

Parking:  Garage Parking Available – $19

Metro Stop – Chinatown/Gallery Place

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 2 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.


10 November 2015
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Event Category:


Del Frisco’s – Washington DC
Washington, DC 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.