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2016 Northwest Wood Solutions Fair

April 26, 2016 – 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Portland, ORPortland, OR

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.

Onsite Check-in begins: 7:00 am
Fair Begins: 8:00 am
Fair Concludes: 5:00

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SEMINARS AND SPEAKERS

ROOM 1

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

Lessons in Specifying Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses

Norman Scheel, PE, SE, SECB, Fellow ASCE, Fellow SEAOC, Norm Scheel Structural Engineering

This course is intended for engineers and architects who specify metal plated wood trusses for use in commercial and multi-family building projects. Metal plate connected wood trusses (MPCWT) have long been used as a cost effective method to achieve long spans in roof and floor applications. This presentation will cover shared responsibilities between the design professional of record and the truss designer: the proper specification of design loads, including examples of trusses used as diaphragm chords, and shop drawing reviews. Bracing, large cantilevers, over-framing, sectional trusses, and shear transfer scenarios will also be discussed.

Mr. Scheel’s background includes 10 years with Gang Nail Systems in roles from truss design engineer to Chief Structural Engineer and eight years with Truss Com, a California-based, multi-plant truss fabricator. While working at Truss Com he pioneered the use of prefabricated trusses to resist lateral loads imposed by wind and seismic events. He has more than 34 years of experience as a California structural engineer and has owned his own structural engineering firm since 1989. Scheel is the immediate past president of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC). He chaired the NCSEA code committee for 3 years and served on the IBC structural committee. His accolades also include the NCSEA’s 2001 Distinguished Service Award. He is a registered engineer in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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

Aspen Art Museum: Design and Construction of the Wood Roof Structure

Gregory R. Kingsley, PhD, PE, KL&A Inc., Structural Engineers and Builders

The Aspen Art Museum, designed by architect Shigeru Ban, includes a long-span three-dimensional wood space-frame roof. Ban’s charge was to create a wood space frame with spans of more than 50 feet and cantilevers of 14 feet, in a structural depth of 3 feet. The space frame was to have two planes of intersecting diagonal webs of curved members that undulated up and down to touch the planes of the top and bottom chords with no visible connectors. This case study presentation will describe the design and construction of the wood structure, including paths explored but not chosen for the final design.

Greg is the president and CEO of KL&A Inc., Structural Engineers and Builders in Golden, Colorado, a firm of 65 that includes structural engineers, steel detailers, and construction managers. He enjoys working with design architects on innovative structures, especially in masonry and wood.

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 2

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

RMI’s Progressive Office Design: Efficient, Sustainable and Adaptable

Justin Brooks, LEED AP BD+C, ZGF Architects LLP

When the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), an entrepreneurial nonprofit think-and-do tank driving the efficient use of energy and resources, determined to build a new office building, wood was a natural choice. Completed in 2015, RMI’s new Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado was required to meet ambitious goals: utilize sustainable construction materials while providing a net-zero, adaptable, commercial office building with a 100-year design life in one of the country’s harshest climates. Both light-frame wood construction and mass timber were chosen for their ability to simplify and reduce structural systems, meet energy efficiency and natural daylight requirements, and utilize locally sourced materials. This case study presentation will examine wood’s role as both structure and finish in this 15,600-sf office building.

During his 12 years of professional experience, Justin Brooks has been involved with projects of varied scales and types ranging from laboratories and hospital towers to embassies and ambassadorial residences for the US Department of State. Most recently he was the project designer for RMI’s high-performance Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado. Since graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Justin has held leadership and mentoring positions including: co-chair of the Young Designers Core of Boston; advisory board member of the Community Design Resource Center; team leader for pro-bono services provided to the Griffin House, a nonprofit women’s rehabilitation center in Boston; and co-chair of the Young Design Professionals group of ZGF.

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

Carbon Implications of Construction Material Selection

Dr. Jim Bowyer, Dovetail Partners, Inc., Bowyer & Associates, Inc.

Carbon emissions have come to the forefront of public discourse and increasingly, of public policy. This presentation will focus on the objective of minimizing carbon emissions associated with building construction and operation. The carbon implications of building material selection will be examined, using examples of real world projects and material comparisons to illustrate the extent to which a building’s carbon footprint is influenced by the construction materials used. Emissions linked to buildings will be discussed in the larger context of carbon and climate, with consideration of the current vs. historical situation, tools for assessing carbon liberation, carbon equivalency, fossil vs. atmospheric carbon, CO2 sequestration, and implications of potential carbon regulation for materials selection and building design.

Dr. Jim Bowyer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering. He is Director of the Sustainable Materials Program at Dovetail Partners, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of environmental decisions, and President of Bowyer & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to improving the environmental performance of organizations of all kinds.

ROOM 3

MORNING SESSION 8:00 AM • AFTERNOON SESSION 1:20 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 cross laminated timber) 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 9:45 AM

Building Enclosure Fundamentals and Best Practices for Wood-Frame Buildings

Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science 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 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

Karyn Beebe, PE, LEED AP, APA

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).

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.

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Assembly and Detailing Considerations for Wood-Frame 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, 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 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

Code Compliance for Fire Resistance-Rated Assemblies in Light-Frame Buildings

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

Determining the proper code application for wood-frame fire assemblies can be challenging and is often further complicated with increases in a project’s size and scale. In a building environment where the ability to maximize height and area is key to cost effectiveness, designers must understand the gamut of fire protection considerations applicable to mid- and low-rise wood structures. This presentation will include code requirements, compliance options and nuances related to assembly selection for required fire resistance-rated floor/ceiling assemblies, exterior walls, fire barriers, fire partitions, and fire walls. Topics will include distinctions between fire-resistive elements for separation vs. class of construction.

Michelle Kam-Biron is a California-licensed structural engineer and Director of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC) where she oversees and develops continuing educational resources related to structural wood for architects, engineers, and code officials. She has over 20 years of experience managing, designing and plan reviewing a wide range of projects of various structural materials. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering. She is a certified Earthquake Disaster Assessment volunteer and member of the ICC. She serves on the NCSEA Basic Wood Education Committee and Continuing Education Committee as well as the ASCE-SEI Wood Education Committee. She is President of the SEA of Southern California and serves on the Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo Architectural Engineering Industry Advisory Council.

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

Lateral Design Considerations for Mid-Rise Wood Structures

Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Research, full-scale testing and code requirements continue to evolve for mid-rise construction. This presentation will focus on important engineering considerations related to the lateral design of mid-rise wood buildings in particular. Implementation of a well-considered design requires understanding of diaphragm and shear wall flexibility and their effects on the horizontal distribution of loads through the structure. In mid-rise, multi-family buildings, corridor-only shear walls are becoming popular as a way to eliminate exterior shear walls. The special design issues this situation creates will be addressed, as will the unique load distribution and flexibility considerations associated with tall shear walls.

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 SEA of Arizona and the ICC.

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

Heights & Areas: Using Software to Ease Building Code Analysis

Ara Sargsyan, CBO, PE, LEED AP, Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety

This session will focus on the Check Height and Area software that reviews and analyzes building height and area compliance with the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), 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.

AFTERNOON SESSION 2:50 PM

Green Globes® for New Construction

Shaina Weinstein, Green Building Initiative

This course is intended for design and construction professionals interested in green building rating systems. It provides an overview of the Green Globes rating system with a primary focus on the New Construction (NC) program. Wood’s role as a construction material in sustainable and environmentally-responsible buildings will be discussed, as will opportunities for points related to its use in the Green Globes assessment process.

Shaina is a change agent in the sustainability industry. Combining creative initiative with strong business skills, she brings ideas, stakeholders and programs together to advance sustainability in the built environment and generate results. She’s been a proven resource to commercial and residential building professionals, including six years at the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland, Oregon and three years working for a developer/builder. Shaina is a LEED AP BD+C and Green Globes Professional. Her passion is making high-quality education programs relevant and accessible to all with an emphasis on climate-responsive design, building durability and spaces that improve occupant health.

ROOM 5

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

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

Building the Hines T3 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 Hines T3 (Timber, Transit and Technology) 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

Tall Wood Panel Discussion: The Learning Curve on Expectations for Framework

Presented by KPFF Portland, Lever Architecture, Arup, Walsh Construction and project^

Framework, an urban + rural ecological project, is anticipated to be one of the first tall timber structures in the country. This 12-story building will consist of one level of ground floor retail, five levels of office, five levels of workforce housing and a roof top amenity space. The innovative design concept has been locally grown by a Portland based team of architectural, engineering and construction professionals; each with their own anticipation of what it would take to achieve such a transformative mission-driven project. This session will delve into the process that has aligned the team’s vision on aesthetics, performance and construction efficiency with an open question and answer on specific areas of challenge such as the extent of exposed structure, use of a rocking wall lateral system, and detailing for fire performance. If the secret to team success is identifying a unifying set of expectations, this team is well on their way.

AFTERNOON SESSION 4:00 PM

Code Applications for Nail-Laminated Timber and Cross Laminated Timber

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB, M. ASCE, AWC

This presentation will focus on nail-laminated timber (NLT) and CLT wood structural framing members. NLT has been included in the IBC for decades and utilized throughout the world on a wide variety of buildings. CLT was added to the 2015 version of the AWC’s National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction and included in the 2015 IBC. It has been used for over a decade in Europe and has made its way to Australia and North America within the last 10 years. In addition to structural features, this presentation will provide information on fire protection of NLT and CLT.

Michelle Kam-Biron is a California-licensed structural engineer and Director of Education for the AWC where she oversees and develops continuing educational resources related to structural wood for architects, engineers, and code officials. She has over 20 years of experience managing, designing and plan reviewing a wide range of projects of various structural materials. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering. She is a certified Earthquake Disaster Assessment volunteer and member of the ICC. She serves on the NCSEA Basic Wood Education Committee and Continuing Education Committee as well as the ASCE-SEI Wood Education Committee. She is President of the SEA of Southern California and serves on the Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo Architectural Engineering Industry Advisory Council.

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Parking:

The maximum daily rate to park is $10. Enter the garage via its First Avenue or Lloyd Boulevard entrances (View Map).

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:
26 April 2016
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR 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.