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Design Considerations for Durable Wood Structures/Intro to Wood: Gravity and Lateral

October 19, 2016 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm


Cleveland, OHCleveland, OH


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

Design Considerations for Durable Wood Structures

With proper design, detailing and sprecification, wood structures can provide long and useful service lives while also offering a reduced environmental footprint. The key is careful planning and understanding of environmental loads and other external factors likely to impact a building over its lifetime. This presentation provides an overview of considerations related to durable wood design, including moisture management techniques, preservative treatment specification, and details for controlling termites.

Introduction to Wood: Structural Design to Gravity & Lateral

This presentation will provide an introductory review of allowable uses and best design practices associated with wood-frame construction. Wood science including wood’s cell structure and moisture interaction properties will be discussed. Wood species and grades will be covered along with an overview of their structural properties and durability. Structural wood design for vertical (gravity) loads including bending, shear, deflection, vibration, tension, compression, and connections will be introduced. Common wood-framed lateral force-resisting systems will be discussed as will the components included in wood shear walls. Architectural considerations associated with wood framing will be examined, including fire protection and sprinklers, construction types, acoustics, and building envelopes. Design and detailing best practices for wood-frame buildings will be explained in an effort to highlight the items that play an important role in the construction process and ultimate building performance.

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
123 West Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 344-2444

Parking: Jack Casino’s Garage, Max $10

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Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits.

Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.


Contact Courtney Rouse at or 803-804-4918.


19 October 2016
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
Cleveland, OH 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.