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Webinar – Maximizing Mid-Rise Value with Wood: Design Tips for Podiums, Sloped Sites and Other Complexities
June 12, 2019 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Maximizing Mid-Rise Value with Wood: Design Tips for Podiums, Sloped Sites and Other Complexities
While more developers and design teams are choosing wood for four- to six-story buildings because of its cost efficiency, design complexities such as podiums, sloping sites, lot line proximities and basements add to the challenge of navigating code provisions. This presentation will explore those provisions with an emphasis on allowances that increase density while ensuring fire and life safety performance. Topics will include podiums and vertical offsets, sloping sites and how to determine number of stories, allowances for single and multi-level basements, high-rise provisions and when they’re applicable, fire walls, mezzanines, and more.
James Ierardi, PE, PhD, AKF Group
Highly experienced in the fields of fire safety and code consulting for new construction, interior renovations, changes in use, and additions to existing buildings, Jay works in accordance with applicable state codes to resolve compliance issues of varying complexity. His scope of work includes reviewing existing conditions, performing architectural plan review at each stage of design, preparing and updating code summary reports, and coordinating code compliance issues with the design team and authorities having jurisdiction. He excels in resolving code-related issues that arise during renovations. Jay was also a contributing author of the SFPE Engineering Standard for Calculating Fire Exposure to Structures.
Attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES HSW LU, 1 PDH credit1 or 0.1 ICC credit (FBPE board-approved).
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