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Mid-Atlantic Q3 Lunch Seminar Series: Advanced Diaphragm Analysis

September 10, 2015 – 9:30 am - 2:00 pm


Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA


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: 2:00 pm

Advanced Diaphragm Analysis – A Technical Presentation of Complex Diaphragms

Presented by Terry Malone, PE, SE, Sr Technical Director, 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 also 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.

Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
1426-28 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Ph: 215-246-0533

Click here for map and directions.

Parking:  Garages available at 15th and Sansom Streets $28

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 3 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 September 2015
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Del Frisco’s – Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 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.