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Multifamily / Mid-Rise Design: Opportunity & Implementation
June 13, 2017 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Charleston, SCCharleston, SC$20
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.
On-site Check-in: 9:00 am
Program Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm
Lunch: Included in the cost
Multifamily / Mid-Rise Design: Opportunity and Implementation
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. Wood is a code-compliant solution to the challenge of how to cost-effectively increase density while creating vibrant and sustainable communities. Yet many familiar with the design of two- to four-story wood structures are not aware that the International Building Code allows five stories and more of wood-frame construction for residential uses such as student, senior and affordable housing, and for business, mercantile and military occupancies. Through an overview of design, detailing, and construction considerations, this presentation is intended to give architects and engineers the confidence to break into this growing market segment. Heights and areas will be discussed, including allowable increases, as will fire-resistive design, detailing for performance, shrinkage, structural framing, acoustics, and fire-rated assemblies.
Speaker: Bruce Lindsey, South Atlantic Regional Director, WoodWorks
High Cotton Charleston
199 East Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
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Parking: Parking garage across the street is $2 per hour
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.
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.