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Wood Design Seminars: Summer Lunch Series
September 1, 2015 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Sugar Land, TXSugar Land, TX$20
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
Mid-Rise Design: Opportunity and Implementation
As increases in urban density become necessary to address growing populations, many building designers and developers are leveraging wood’s ability to achieve multiple, simultaneous objectives. Wood is a code-compliant solution to the challenge of how to cost-effectively increase density while creating vibrant and sustainable communities. Yet many familiar with the design of two- to four-story wood structures are not aware that the International Building Code allows five stories and more of wood-frame construction for residential uses such as student, senior and affordable housing, and for business, mercantile and military occupancies. Through an overview of design, detailing, and construction considerations, this presentation is intended to give architects and engineers the confidence to break into this growing market segment. Heights and areas will be discussed, including allowable increases, as will fire-resistive design, detailing for performance, shrinkage, structural framing, acoustics, and fire-rated assemblies.
Hyatt Place/ Houston-Sugar Land
16730 Creek Bend Drive
Sugar Land TX 77478
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.
Contact Anita Lara at or (214) 516-5104.
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.