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2015 Southern California Wood Solutions Fair

December 9, 2015 – 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Anaheim, CAAnaheim, CA

Free

Wood Solutions Fairs are FREE multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits (one per attended seminar).  AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.

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SEMINARS AND SPEAKERS

ROOM 1

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

The Application of Traditional and Modern Heavy Timber Connections

R.L. “Ben” Brungraber, PhD, PE, Fire Tower Engineered Timber

The selection of heavy timber connections can be challenging, even for designers experienced with these types of building projects. This presentation will provide a thorough discussion of traditional and modern heavy timber connectors and connections, including their design and application. Topics will include some of the connection types and methods used to repair or reinforce existing heavy timber members, such as wooden pegs, wooden wedges, and fully-threaded screws. Discussion will also include a review of European connectors and their selection for specific design applications including cross laminated timber.

Ben Brungraber has a Master of Science from Colorado State University in Timber Structures and a PhD in Mortise and Tenon Joinery from Stanford, which to his clients’ collective relief, explains the nickname Dr. Joint. Before partnering in his own design and engineering firm, Fire Tower Engineered Timber, he taught at the University of Connecticut and worked as an engineer for Benson Woodworking Co. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Timber Frame Guild of North America.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Mid-Rise Shear Wall and Diaphragm Design

Douglas C. Hohbach, S.E., Hohbach-Lewin, Inc.

With expanded layout options for mid-rise wood-frame residential buildings, including those with open-front plans, there has also come a variety of methods for analyzing lateral force-resisting systems. While new and modified provisions in the 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) address these changes, they also further affect analysis procedures for shear walls and diaphragms. This presentation will provide a summary of new 2015 SDPWS provisions and their effects on flexible and rigid diaphragm design assumptions in mid-rise buildings. Current shear wall and diaphragm design practices and code criteria will be covered, as will shear wall deformations, modeling techniques, and three-dimensional multi-story shear wall modeling procedures.

Doug Hohbach, SE, has served as Engineer of Record for many multi-story wood buildings and has long promoted more rigorous approaches to analysis of this building type. He completed one of the first performance-based designs for this building type in the early 1990s and recently served on the American Wood Council task group on diaphragms. Doug has provided peer review services to the State of California and Stanford University, is active in the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), and has served as President and Seismology Committee Chair for both SEAOC and the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Designing Wood Schools in California: A Perspective from the Division of the State Architect

Ron LaPlante, SE, California Division of the State Architect (DSA)

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) has jurisdiction over all public K-12 schools and community colleges in California. This presentation by a DSA supervising engineer will cover code provisions and design considerations that architects and engineers need to be aware of for wood school projects in the state. Also covered will be lessons learned from a decade of DSA construction oversight that can help attendees successfully navigate the design and construction process for California wood schools.

Ron LaPlante, SE, is a Supervising Structural Engineer with the Codes and Policy Standards Unit with the Division of the State Architect (DSA) in California. He has been at the organization for 10 years, serves as the lead member of DSA’s Structural Statewide Team, and is a DSA Academy instructor. He is active in building code development and is currently a member of the ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee. Prior to joining DSA, Ron was a practicing structural engineer focused on seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings and new building design. He earned a BS from California Polytechnic State University Pomona and an MS from University of California Berkeley.

ROOM 2

MORNING SESSION 8:00AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Advancements in Force Transfer around Openings for Wood-Framed Shear Walls

Karyn Beebe, PE, LEED AP, APA

A joint research project of APA – The Engineered Wood Association, University of British Columbia (UBC), and USDA Forest Products Laboratory was initiated in 2009 to examine the variations of walls with code-allowable openings. Test results from the (8′ x 12′) full-scale wall configurations, in conjunction with the analytical results from a computer model developed by UBC, were used to develop and refine rational design methodologies in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC). This presentation provides an update of that research with a focus on asymmetric piers and multiple openings. Rational design methodologies in accordance with the IBC (and California Building Code) will be shared.

Karyn Beebe is an APA Engineered Wood Specialist serving the Southwest. A licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California, Beebe graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Civil Engineering. Her duties include consulting with designers on the efficient specification of engineered wood products in construction. She is an active member of the Structural Engineers Association and US Green Building Council, and serves as Past President for the San Diego Area Chapter of the ICC. Prior to joining APA, Beebe worked as a structural engineer and structural plan reviewer for the San Diego building department.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM

Significant Changes to AWC’s 2015 National Design Specification® for Wood Construction

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB, M. ASCE, American Wood Council

The American Wood Council’s 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction is referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. The current edition, designated ANSI/AWC NDS-2015, was approved as an ANSI American National Standard in 2014. This presentation will provide an overview of changes in the 2015 NDS relative to previous editions, including those related to the incorporation of cross laminated timber (CLT).

Michelle Kam-Biron is a California-licensed structural engineer and Director of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC), where she is in charge of providing continuing educational resources related to structural wood for architects, engineers, and code officials. Prior to joining AWC, she worked for nearly five years as the Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction for WoodWorks-The Wood Products Council. She also has over 20 years of experience managing, designing and plan reviewing a wide range of projects in various structural materials. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering and serves on the ARCE department’s Advisory Board. She is President of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Detailing for Wood Shrinkage

Douglas R. Steimle, PE, Schaefer

For condominiums, apartments, hotels and dormitories, multi-story wood construction is viewed by many as a way to achieve higher density at lower cost, while reducing the project’s carbon footprint. One of the challenges, in designing these taller buildings, is how to calculate and address wood shrinkage, which occurs as the wood dries from its ‘green’ state to its in-service equilibrium state. This session will examine shrinkage associated with wall and floor design, and demonstrate how to minimize effects of both shrinkage and differential movement with proper detailing. The discussion will include solutions to shrinkage induced construction issues such as drywall cracking, window frame wracking, and compromised plumbing lines.

Doug is a structural engineer with expertise in the design of multi-story wood-frame buildings for residential and hospitality occupancies. He also has extensive experience with existing building investigation, retrofit and modification. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1997, and is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky and South Carolina.

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Significant Changes to AWC’s 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB, M. ASCE, American Wood Council

The American Wood Council’s 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) standard is referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. The current edition, designated ANSI/AWC SDPWS-2015, was approved as an ANSI American National Standard in 2014. This presentation will provide an overview of changes in the 2015 SDPWS relative to previous editions, including those related to shear walls and diaphragms.

Michelle Kam-Biron is a California-licensed structural engineer and Director of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC), where she is in charge of providing continuing educational resources related to structural wood for architects, engineers, and code officials. Prior to joining AWC, she worked for nearly five years as the Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction for WoodWorks-The Wood Products Council. She also has over 20 years of experience managing, designing and plan reviewing a wide range of projects in various structural materials. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering and serves on the ARCE department’s Advisory Board. She is President of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California.

ROOM 3

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

Building Enclosure Fundamentals and Best Practices for Wood-Frame Buildings

Colin Shane M.Eng., P.Eng., RDH Building Sciences Inc.

Through a combination of building science fundamentals and current research, this presentation will explore design considerations associated with wood-frame building enclosures. Discussion will focus on best practices for designing durable, energy-efficient enclosures for mid-rise buildings using traditional light wood-frame construction. Differences in enclosure design associated with taller wood-frame buildings using mass timber products will also be reviewed.

Colin Shane is a Senior Project Engineer at the San Francisco Bay Area office of RDH Building Sciences Inc., an engineering consulting firm dedicated to building science and building enclosure engineering. Colin’s experience includes design of all components of the building enclosure, including walls, glazing systems, balconies and roofs in climate zones across North America. Colin has a broad knowledge of building construction and applies building science principles to evaluate, analyze and design durable, energy-efficient building enclosures. He holds a Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Urban Acoustics

Steve Thorburn, PE, LEED AP, CTS-I, CTS-D, Thorburn Associates

As with any issue of building performance, the acoustics of a mixed-use wood-frame structure can be designed to meet or far exceed minimal requirements. It is the responsibility of the design team to determine acoustical expectations for the project and meet them within the available budget. Through the use of case studies, this fast-paced, interactive session will explore how multi-story wood systems can be used to meet acoustical privacy goals. Discussion will focus on the detailing and construction of units, and how consideration of the construction process can help keep acoustical costs down. With the objective of providing implementable solutions, the session will include construction details and photos showing what has and hasn’t worked in actual buildings.

Principal Consultant with Thorburn Associates, Steve enjoys helping others understand the principals of acoustics and audiovisual technology. His dual degrees in electrical engineering and technical theatre give him a balanced left brain/right brain approach to project solutions. In addition to experience on more than 2,800 projects, he is an author and teacher, a past INFOCOMM Educator of the Year, and recipient of two International Communications Industries Association Facility Design Awards. He routinely speaks and writes for the AEC industry on acoustical issues.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM

California Building Code: Heights & Areas

Ara Sargsyan, CBO, PE, LEED AP, City of Los Angeles

This session is intended for design professionals who want to better understand how to successfully design multi-story wood buildings in compliance with the 2013 California Building Code (CBC). Focusing on allowable heights and areas, it will cover Chapter 5 of the CBC using building examples that differ in terms of their occupancy groups, construction types (Type III, IV and V) and design elements (e.g., yard vs. no yard, mezzanine, etc.). Code sections that are commonly misinterpreted or overlooked will be discussed, as will changes to Chapter 5 of 2015 International Building Code (IBC) that will affect the 2016 CBC.

Ara Sargsyan is an ICC Certified Building Official, Professional Civil Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional and California Licensed General Contractor. He has 15 years of experience with city building departments and over 30 years in the construction industry. Mr. Sargsyan has worked as a Plan Check Engineer/Supervisor, Training Officer, and District Office Manager, and he is currently Chief of the Development Services Case Management office at the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. His professional experience also includes building code analysis, structural design, teaching civil engineering courses, and research related to the acoustical properties of building materials. A number of his research works in noise control and building construction have been published and some have been utilized as textbooks. Mr. Sargsyan is a graduate of the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute.

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Building Enclosure Details and Assemblies for Wood-Frame Buildings

Colin Shane M.Eng., P.Eng., RDH Building Sciences Inc.

TThis presentation will provide an in-depth look at a variety of wood-frame building enclosure assemblies and details. Beginning with a review of building enclosure design fundamentals and considerations, it will then focus on best practices with references from technical guidelines and case studies. Finally, the critical detail interfaces between different enclosure assemblies (i.e., walls, roofs, balconies, windows, foundations) will be reviewed with a focus on continuity of critical barriers. A series of details and case studies will be presented for each.

Colin Shane is a Senior Project Engineer at the San Francisco Bay Area office of RDH Building Sciences Inc., an engineering consulting firm dedicated to building science and building enclosure engineering. Colin’s experience includes design of all components of the building enclosure, including walls, glazing systems, balconies and roofs in climate zones across North America. Colin has a broad knowledge of building construction and applies building science principles to evaluate, analyze and design durable, energy-efficient building enclosures. He holds a Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Heights & Areas: Using Software to Ease Building Code Analysis

Ara Sargsyan, CBO, PE, LEED AP, City of Los Angeles

This session will focus on the “Check Height and Area” software that reviews and analyzes building height and area compliance with the 2013 California Building Code (CBC), including the July 2015 supplement, for buildings up to six stories, with up to four occupancy groups at each level. This user-friendly application is created for design professionals and building officials to ease building code analysis. Step-by-step instructions will be provided and common issues related to height and area limitations will be illustrated with examples of actual mixed occupancy group, multi-story buildings.

Ara Sargsyan is an ICC Certified Building Official, Professional Civil Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional and California Licensed General Contractor. He has 15 years of experience with city building departments and over 30 years in the construction industry. Mr. Sargsyan has worked as a Plan Check Engineer/Supervisor, Training Officer, and District Office Manager, and he is currently Chief of the Development Services Case Management office at the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. His professional experience also includes building code analysis, structural design, teaching civil engineering courses, and research related to the acoustical properties of building materials. A number of his research works in noise control and building construction have been published and some have been utilized as textbooks. Mr. Sargsyan is a graduate of the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute.

ROOM 4

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Western Red Cedar: Durable, Sustainable, and Beautiful

Paul Mackie, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Western Red Cedar is a material of choice for many building designers due to its natural durability and aesthetic appeal. This presentation will review Western Red Cedar building products and discuss appropriate applications in sustainable building design. As Western Red Cedar can be used as both structure and finish material, a review of structural properties, lumber grades, appearance options, installation and finishing will be included. Recent case study projects will be featured throughout the presentation in order to highlight the versatility of Western Red Cedar both in terms of its use and capabilities.

Paul Mackie is the Western Area Manager for the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. Known as “Mr. Cedar,” he is a fourth-generation lumberman and one of North America’s foremost authorities on Western Red Cedar as a building material.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Forests and Forest Products

Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director, Dovetail Partners, Inc

This presentation will answer many questions about forests and forest products, such as: Where do our trees and forests grow? How have forests changed over time? What is the relationship between people and forests – now and in the past? How are forests managed – and are they being managed responsibly? Are our forests and forest products sustainable? Why is wood an environmentally-friendly choice?

Kathryn Fernholz is a forester by training and has worked on development and forest management issues in a wide range of roles. With a consulting firm, her work included natural resource inventories, comprehensive planning, environmental impact assessments and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). While working for the Community Forestry Resource Center, she developed and managed a group certification project for family forests and worked to increase local capacity to provide forest management and marketing services that are compatible with certification standards. She is also an experienced Forest Management Certification Lead Auditor. Kathryn has a BS in Forest Resources from the University of Minnesota, College of Natural Resources.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Meeting Fire Code with Oriented Strand Board

Bob Palardy, LP Building Products

Building code requirements related to fire and life safety can be challenging for designers, particularly when it comes to proving fire resistance and maintaining structural performance. As such, understanding the applicability of available products can be helpful for designers. This presentation will provide an overview of fire-rated cementitious-coated oriented strand board (FRCC OSB) sheathing for wall and roof sheathing applications. Topics will include its structural and fire performance, available wall assemblies, and contribution to enhancing the sustainable built environment.

Bob Palardy is Manager of Corporate Quality and Technology at LP Building Products in Nashville, TN. He has more than 25 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of structural wood composite panel products, code compliance, and fire resistance. Before joining LP in 2003, Mr. Palardy held positions at Michigan Technological University and J.M. Huber Corporation.

ROOM 5

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 PM

Mass Timber’s Use in Modern Public Landmarks

David Moses, PhD, PEng, PE, LEED AP, Moses Structural Engineers Inc.

In the last few years, North America has seen advances in applications of timber in the built environment that are literally changing the way we design and fabricate. An engineering perspective on the complex geometries now achievable with timber systems will be explored through Canadian examples of public landmarks such as the Wayne Gretzky Sports Arena, Art Gallery of Ontario, Waterfront Wavedecks and new Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa. Discussion will also focus on how innovative products such as cross laminated timber (CLT) and composite concrete-wood systems, as well as growth in the mid-rise market, are creating even more opportunities to advance design in urban environments.

David is founder of Moses Structural Engineers (MSE) and a recognized leader, designer, teacher, researcher, writer and lecturer. Over the last 20 years, he has been involved in hundreds of structural engineering projects in Canada and the US, including the first Canadian CLT and passive house buildings. Prior to opening MSE in 2010, David worked for Equilibrium Consulting Ltd. where he was the specialty timber project engineer for the Art Gallery of Ontario renovation. David received the 2011 Forest Products Society “Wood Engineering Award,” and 2009 and 2013 “Wood Engineering – Advocate” award from Ontario Wood WORKS! David is a graduate of Queen’s University (BSc Hons 1993, MSc 1995), and the University of British Columbia (PhD 2000) where he specialized in timber engineering.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Mass Timber Building Systems: Understanding the Options

Ian Boyle; P.ENG., STRUCT.ENG., P.E., S.E., Fast + Epp

Mass timber represents a rapidly advancing technology that can be utilized as an alternative to steel and concrete to frame a variety of mid- and high-rise building types. This presentation provides an overview of available mass timber systems, with an emphasis on their advantages and unique design considerations. Topics will include connections and fasteners, which differ from those used in light-frame wood construction, including available options and code requirements. Practical design considerations with regard to project location, climate, material sourcing, weather and fire protection, as well as detailing for dimensional variability, will also be reviewed. Cost estimating will be discussed, as successful mass timber projects require a complete understanding of both the system itself and impact on trades.

Ian graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with Structural Emphasis from the University of Utah in 2000. Prior to joining Fast + Epp in 2002, he worked for Greene Structural Engineering and Mountain West Engineering in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been involved in numerous challenging projects since joining the firm, including Avon Village in Colorado, Arena Stage Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC, and concept designs for proposed monorail stations in Seattle, WA. Having embraced the firm’s design approach in creating economical and expressive architectural structures, Ian was appointed Senior Associate in 2013 and Principal in 2015. He is a licensed Structural Engineer in British Columbia, Washington, and Utah, and a Professional Engineer in Alberta, California, and Oregon.

MORNING SESSION 11:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

The Triple Bottom Line: How Quest for Success Led One Architect to the White House

Michael F. Malinowski, AIA, Applied Architecture, Inc.

For most architects, multidimensional success is both a passion and necessity. In addition to balancing diverse objectives from multiple stakeholders, architects play an essential role in shaping a sustainable built environment. Using a variety of project type examples, this session covers the impact of material choice on achieving ‘triple bottom line’ success. With his entertaining delivery style, the presenter shares experiences from one particular quest to meet the social, environmental and economic goals that come with every building project. As with most projects, he began gathering stories, patterns and data he could use to shape the design path; unlike most projects, this led to an unusual invitation to appear in Washington, DC.

Michael F. Malinowski has been providing adaptive historic re-use, urban infill, affordable housing, single family residential, and commercial revitalization design solutions for 34 years as principal of Applied Architecture Inc. Sacramento CA. Mike has been active with Permit Streamlining for nearly two decades; including Chair of the City of Sacramento’s Development Oversight Commission. During Mike’s tenure the City went from dead last in regional customer surveys to number one. He has also served on the Preservation Board, Design Review Boards, and in AIA leadership for decades, presently a member of the National Board of Directors.   In 2012, Michael launched a PermitStreamline.Com to support and promote the leadership role of architects across the country in implementing streamlining measures appropriate to their local communities, complementing his public speaking on the topic in cities across the country.

 

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Parking at the Convention Center is approximately $15 per day (8-10 hours).  Park in Lots 4, 5 or 6 off of West Street.

Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits (one per attended seminar).  AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.

For questions or additional information , please contact Jaime Krohn at  or 312-841-8272.

Details

Date:
9 December 2015
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, 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.