Diaphragms, Detailing and Fire-Resistance: Addressing Common Questions in Mid-Rise Wood Buildings

March 6 2019
Ala Moana Hotel
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Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

Lunch is included in the cost.

On-site Check-in: 8:00 am
Program Begins: 8:30 am
Program Concludes: 1:00 pm

Diaphragms, Detailing and Fire-Resistance: Addressing Common Questions in Mid-Rise Wood Buildings

Intended for architects and structural engineers seeking a deeper understanding of advanced design and detailing topics related to mid-rise wood-frame structures, including those using treated lumber, this workshop will cover design principles, methodologies and the details that make code compliance possible on these types of structures. Beginning with fire resistance, this presentation will address common detailing issues and areas of misunderstanding—including fire-resistance rating continuity, allowable uses of wood framing in shaft and fire walls, and fire safety principles associated with the intersection of two rated assemblies. Structural lateral design topics will include irregular diaphragm design examples, diaphragm and shear wall flexibility issues, how to maintain continuous load paths across areas of discontinuity, and lateral design considerations for mid-rise structures.



Ethan Martin, PE, WoodWorks

Ethan is a licensed engineer in several states with experience ranging from civil engineering and land development to residential, commercial, and educational building design. He earned a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University specializing in structures. As the previous owner of a structural engineering firm in North Carolina, Ethan has worked on projects that range from small renovations to a 470,000-square-foot, $125 million central school for the Cherokee Nation. He has also worked on national accounts such as Home Depot, Chili’s, McDonald’s and Honda.

Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks

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.

Ala Moana Hotel – Garden Lanai Room
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, HI 96814

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Attendees will qualify for 3 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3 PDH credits or 0.3 ICC credits.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP, Event Manager
Email: Ph: (301) 633-0330