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Mid-Rise Design & the Long and Short of Wood Roof Systems

March 17, 2016 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm


Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh, 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
Program Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm

Mid-Rise Design: Optimizing Size, Maximizing Value

As cities seek increased density as a way to address urban population growth, many building designers and developers are looking to mid-rise wood construction as a cost-effective, code-compliant and sustainable solution. This presentation will cover some of the design considerations associated with mid-rise wood-frame buildings, including how to maximize height and area through the use of sprinklers, open frontage, sloping sites, podiums and mezzanines. Construction types will be reviewed, with an emphasis on opportunities for wood use in types III and V.

The Long & Short of Wood Roof Systems

This course is an overview of the many roof systems commonly used in buildings in the United States for a variety of span lengths. Discussions will include possible wood structural framing systems and geometries, how these components can be combined to create efficient and versatile roof framing systems and International Building Code provisions that allow the use of wood systems in many roof applications including non-combustible Type I and Type II construction. Concepts will be reinforced through the presentation of real example projects with details on the framing system used to achieve the project goals.

McCormick & Schmick’s
301 Fifth Avenue Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Click here for map and directions.

Parking Garage behind the restaurant is $9 for every 2 hours.

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 Courtney Rouse at or 803-804-4918.


17 March 2016
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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McCormick & Schmick’s – Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, 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.