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2016 Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair

October 13, 2016 – 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA

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

UMass Design Building: Leading the Way with Mass Timber Solutions

Tom S Chung, AIA, LEED BD+C, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Currently under construction, the Design Building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first of its kind in the US. At four stories and 87,000-sf, this mass timber project, designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, features a glue-laminated (glulam) timber column-and-beam frame, mass timber lateral force-resisting systems, composite cross-laminated timber (CLT) floor systems, and unconventional cantilevered forms. It also includes an open floor plan, exposed mass timber framing throughout, and a composite glulam zipper truss spanning a central commons, with a green roof courtyard above. This presentation by the project’s principal architect will review the process and collaboration required to see this groundbreaking structure to fruition in a steel-dominated construction industry. Topics will include design, detailing, procurement of materials, code approvals and construction, with an emphasis on issues and solutions.

Tom S. Chung, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Principal and design leader at Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects, recipient of an AIA Firm Award in 2007. In over 20 years with the firm, he has been the primary designer for a number of award-winning projects, including the Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital and, most recently, the Design Building at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in the US, Tom received his degrees in Architecture at the University of Virginia and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. As an educator, Tom has taught design studios at Northeastern University School of Architecture and Wentworth Institute of Technology. As a design critic, he serves on design reviews and design award committees throughout the country.

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

Building the T3 Minneapolis Office: Seven Stories of Success

Lucas Epp, BASc, StructureCraft

One response to the growing cultural demand for local authenticity, sustainability and social connectivity in urban office environments is the T3 (Timber, Transit and Technology) Minneapolis project—a seven-story office building with six stories of mass timber, located in the Minneapolis warehouse district. Presented by the timber specialists responsible for such iconic structures as the Richmond Olympic Oval and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, this presentation explores the structural efficiency, cost effectiveness and aesthetic potential of mass timber systems and introduces the use of nail-laminated timber. The T3 project demonstrates how quickly timber structures can be erected with component prefabrication and careful engineering of connections.

Lucas leads the engineering department at StructureCraft. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, he spent several years working for StructureCraft, where he was responsible for modeling large-scale timber projects such as the iconic roof structure of the Richmond Olympic Oval. Following a desire to work abroad, he moved to the United Kingdom, where he designed projects that included cable nets for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies and a 300-meter (984-foot) tower in Kuwait. He then moved to New Zealand, where he worked on several seismically challenging projects prior to returning to Canada. Lucas’s expertise with complex geometry and challenging structures has led him to be involved in projects where the close interaction of architecture and structure is critical to success.

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

More with Less: An Overview of the First CLT Hotel in the US

Jeff Morrow, Lend Lease

The availability of CLT in the US is causing some designers to rethink traditional construction practices—and one progressive development company is helping to lead that charge. For the recently completed Candlewood Suites Hotel at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Lend Lease explored the use of CLT for improved construction efficiency and performance. The four-story, 62,688-sf project utilized CLT for nearly all floor, roof and wall framing, making it the first mass timber hotel in the country. This presentation will review the economic, environmental and social benefits realized through the use of CLT on this project, and address CLT’s viability as a market changing technology. Lessons learned during the design and construction processes will be discussed, as will some of the perceived hurdles and associated solutions related to using CLT as a whole building system.

Jeff Morrow is a Program Manager for Lend Lease specializing in construction. Prior to leading the construction of new Lend Lease hotels for the Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program, he was Senior Project Engineer at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he pioneered new approaches to energy and resource conservation in Lend Lease’s groundbreaking Zero Energy Homes project. This project provided a creative and viable strategy for achieving real change in the environmental impact of Lend Lease buildings. Jeff earned a BS and MS in Building Construction Management from Purdue University. In 2013, he was recognized by Professional Builder Magazine’s ’40 Under 40′ awards.

ROOM 2

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM

Modern Post-Frame Structural Design Practices: An Introduction

Dr. Harvey Manbeck, PE, National Frame Building Association

This session is intended for architects and designers who want to understand basic structural design methods for an engineered post-frame building system. Without delving into engineering details or calculation procedures, it covers components of the post-frame building system, as well as key structural design concepts. Two approaches are highlighted in particular: one for post-frame systems without diaphragm action, the other for post-frame systems with diaphragm action. Procedures for designing isolated pier foundations for post-frame buildings are also discussed, as are technical resources available to design professionals.

Dr. Harvey Manbeck, PE, is professor emeritus at Penn State University, where he taught wood structural engineering and building systems engineering for nearly 30 years. He has published over 340 technical articles, and chaired the standards-writing committee that developed the first nationally-recognized engineering practice on diaphragm design of post-frame buildings.

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

Lateral Design of Mid-Rise Wood Structures for Wind Loads

Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks

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 with mid-rise structures—one of which is effective performance when subject to wind forces. This presentation examines design processes for lateral framing components, which are critical to the design of code-compliant mid-rise wood structures subject to wind loads. Topics in this highly technical presentation will include wind loads paths, stacked multi-story shear walls, accumulated shear wall forces and deflections, discontinuous shear walls, and anchorage of shear walls to concrete podium slabs.

Ricky is a licensed Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer in the states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, and is a Technical Director of Architectural and Engineering Solutions for the WoodWorks program. He has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to the structural design, project management and construction administration of new single-family, multi-family, municipal, industrial, and mixed-used buildings. Before joining WoodWorks, Ricky was a Senior Structural Engineer for a New England-based consultant, working on projects in the Northeast from Maine to Maryland. He is Executive Director of the SEA of Vermont and a member of the ASCE Structural Wind Engineering Committee. Ricky received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine and an MS in Structural Engineering from Norwich University.

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

Introduction to the American Wood Council’s 2012 NDS® and 2008 SDPWS

John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, American Wood Council

The AWC’s 2012 National Design Specification® (NDS) for Wood Construction and 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) are referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. The current editions, designated ANSI/AWC NDS-2012 and ANSI/AF&PA SDPWS-2008, were approved as ANSI American National Standards in 2011 and 2008 respectively. This presentation will provide an overview of design provisions included in these documents, including those related to connections, gravity load design and shear walls and diaphragms.

Buddy Showalter joined AWC staff in 1992 and currently serves as Vice President of Technology Transfer. His responsibilities at AWC include oversight of publications, website, helpdesk, education, and other technical media. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards for Wood Design Focus, published by the Forest Products Society, and STRUCTURE magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. Prior to joining AWC, Showalter was Technical Director of the Truss Plate Institute. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20

International Building Code Essentials for Wood Construction

John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, American Wood Council

Based on the American Wood Council (AWC)/ICC publication, Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), this presentation provides insight into the 2012 IBC parameters for wood in non-residential and multi-residential construction. Topics will include maximum building sizes (participants will receive pre-calculated tables for eight occupancies, with and without frontage and sprinkler increases); alternatives for establishing required fire resistance; special provisions for pedestal buildings; precautionary recommendations during construction; criteria for finishes, and other wood features; and the use of AWC design standards and other publications in relation to the IBC. Participants may download a complimentary copy of the CCWD at: http://www.awc.org/codes/ccwdindex.html.

Buddy Showalter joined AWC staff in 1992 and currently serves as Vice President of Technology Transfer. His responsibilities at AWC include oversight of publications, website, helpdesk, education, and other technical media. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards for Wood Design Focus, published by the Forest Products Society, and STRUCTURE magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. Prior to joining AWC, Showalter was Technical Director of the Truss Plate Institute. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

ROOM 3

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

Durable Design: Lessons from Historic Wood Structures

Matthew B. Bronski, PE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

While modern construction techniques are helping designers achieve increasing levels of building performance, durability is one objective that can benefit from lessons of the past. This presentation is based on an independent research project that examined the durability of historic wood buildings in Rome in the context of their construction details. Undertaken by the speaker, Matthew Bronski, over ten months, the project included hands-on study of about two dozen historic buildings ranging in period from the first century B.C. to the early 1900s. Through project examples, Bronski will offer a compelling diagnosis of durability successes and failures, while sharing a series of lessons and principles that can be used to design more durable enclosures.

Matthew Bronski PE is an Associate Principal in the Boston office of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH), and serves as the national Practice Leader for Preservation Technology across SGH’s seven nationwide offices. Since joining SGH in 1995, his practice has focused on investigating and diagnosing the causes and consequences of building envelope and structural problems in historic and contemporary buildings, and designing sensitive and appropriate repairs, restorations, or rehabilitations to solve those problems. Matthew served for 13 years as co-chair of the Historic Resources Committee of the Boston Society of Architects. He has served as an invited guest lecturer or guest critic in architecture or historic preservation courses at numerous universities, including Harvard, MIT, and Yale. In 2009, he became only the second engineer in 113 years to be awarded the Rome Prize. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Tulane University, and a Master of Architecture and MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

MORNING SESSION 9:45 AM

The Role of Control Layers in Building Enclosure Design

Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

Building enclosures are responsible for controlling heat flow, air flow, vapor flow and a number of other elements. Through a combination of building science fundamentals and current research, this presentation will explore design considerations associated with wood-frame building enclosures and the role of control layers. Discussion will focus on best practices for designing durable, energy-efficient enclosures using traditional light wood-frame construction.

Colin Shane is a Senior Project Manager at the San Francisco Bay Area office of RDH Building Science 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.

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

Energy Efficient Wood-Frame Assemblies: Options for Compliance with the IECC

Matthew Brown, APA – The Engineered Wood Association

While it’s fairly well known that wood products sequester carbon and tend to require less energy to manufacture than other building materials, their performance related to operational energy efficiency is sometimes overlooked. From a thermal perspective, wood-frame building enclosures are inherently more efficient than steel-frame, concrete, or masonry construction—because of the insulating qualities of the wood structural elements, including studs, columns, beams and floors, and because wood stud walls are easy to insulate. Using real-world project examples, this presentation will examine options for utilizing wood-frame assemblies to achieve compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Matt is an engineered wood specialist at APA, where he provides education, consulting and product assistance related to energy efficiency, energy codes and the advantages of wood construction. Prior to joining APA, he was Director of Research and Development for Energy Diagnostics Inc., an energy rating firm in Northern Indiana servicing Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Having been involved in code development, training and education in all three states, he became involved with the development of energy codes at the national level, attending International Code Council (ICC) hearings and becoming an ICC Certified Residential Energy Code Inspector and Plans Examiner, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater, and Certified Green Professional (CGP).

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Advanced Detailing Techniques for Building Enclosures

Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

This 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) will be reviewed with a focus on continuity of critical barriers. Details and case studies will be presented for each.

Colin Shane is a Senior Project Manager at the San Francisco Bay Area office of RDH Building Science 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.

ROOM 4

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

Off-Site Wood Construction: What, Why, How and the Future

Randall Walter, AIA, LEED AP, Bensonwood

Due to skilled labor shortages, compressed schedules, and the potential for greater quality control, off-site wood construction has become increasingly popular. This presentation will cover the unique design and construction techniques associated with pre-fabricated and off-site panelized wood systems. An introduction to the different levels of off-site construction and review of associated products and services will be followed by a demonstration of cost and schedule benefits based on real-world projects. A step-by-step process will be presented for designers new to off-site construction, with information on how to find and utilize partners and resources, the integrated design process, and differences compared to traditional on-site methods. Trends and future projections for the use of off-site construction, as well as its advantages, will also be reviewed.

Randall Walter, AIA, LEED AP, is an award-winning architect and Company Steward of the design/build firm, Bensonwood. From high-performance homes to schools, restaurants, studios and barns, Randall has created over 200 custom buildings throughout the US. Randall earned a Bachelor of Architecture and French from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992. He is an adjunct professor of Architecture at Keene State College, teaching design studios, architectural history and a biennial design/build practicum.

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

Exposed Wood in Fire-Resistive Applications

David Barber, Arup

For buildings, the fire resistance of structural elements is a code-stipulated requirement often dictated by the construction type chosen rather than building materials used. Wood structures are unique in that they can be unprotected while still providing a level of fire resistance. However, both designers and jurisdictions tend to be unfamiliar with this approach. This presentation will cover the use of a variety of exposed structural wood products (solid sawn lumber, nail-laminated timber, glue-laminated timber and CLT) in different fire-resistant applications for construction Types III, IV and V. Discussion will include implementation of char calculations, considerations for connections, and information on when calculations or fire tests are required for proving fire resistance in these scenarios. With a better understanding of the challenges and potential solutions, attendees will be able to confidently pursue exposed wood for their projects.

David is a Principal with Arup, based in Washington, DC, where he works as a fire protection engineer. He has been involved in the research and design of timber structures for over 20 years, assisting with testing and development of new timber technologies, authoring fire safety design guides for construction, working with wood product suppliers and completing fire safety design for mid-rise and high-rise timber buildings. David assists architects, engineers and contractors with timber designs, and also works with timber product developers. He is currently working with the project teams for the two US Tall Wood Building Prize Competition winners, Framework in Portland, OR and 475 W 18th Street, in New York.

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

Forests and Forest Products

Kathryn Fernholz, 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?

Executive Director of Dovetail Partners, Inc., 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.

Pennsylvania Convention Center
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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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

Details

Date:
13 October 2016
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Pennsylvania Convention Center
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.