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Designing Modern Wood Schools: A Guide for Architects and Structural Engineers

January 11, 2017 – 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Minneapolis, MNMinneapolis, MN


Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

On-site Check-in and breakfast buffet: 8:00 am
Program Begins: 9:00 am
Program Concludes: 12:00 pm

Designing Modern Wood Schools: A Guide for Architects and Structural Engineers

This course is intended for architects and structural engineers who are seeking a full system understanding of the unique design considerations associated with wood-frame schools. Architectural design and detailing topics specific to school performance criteria such as durability, fire and life safety, and allowable building size will be discussed. Schools space planning needs will be highlighted as will construction type selection and opportunities for wood use. Structural design steps, considerations, and detailing best practices related to gravity and lateral analysis of common school configurations such as classroom floor design and corridor wall framing will also be covered, along with options for wood-frame tall walls and long-span roofs in open areas such as gyms. With an emphasis on budget, this course will present designers with the information necessary to utilize wood framing as a cost savings tool.

Speaker: Archie Landreman, North Central Regional Director, WoodWorks

Courtyard Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Click here for map and directions.

Parking ramp $5 per day

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.


11 January 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Courtyard Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Minneapolis, MN 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.