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Webinar – Engineering the First 6-over-2 Podium Building in the U.S.

March 11, 2020 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




While five-story wood buildings are increasingly common, 1430 Q in Sacramento is the first building in the U.S. to include six stories of wood-frame construction over a two-level concrete podium. Intended primarily for engineers, this presentation will explore the structural design challenges associated with this unique mixed-use project—including connection of the wood structure to the concrete podium, and lateral system design. It will also provide insight into the alternate means process that was necessary for project approval, including questions and concerns raised by the City of Sacramento and how they were resolved.


Ryan Miller, SE, LEED AP, Buehler Engineering

Ryan is a Senior Associate with 15 years of experience in Buehler’s Sacramento office. He has worked on a wide variety of projects, including multi-family podium structures, hotels, sports facilities, and historic retrofits, and developed a passion for mass timber through his role as co-chair of the SEAOCC Sustainable Design Committee. Ryan enjoys finding creative solutions to achieve project goals and maintains a well-rounded view of each building as a whole throughout its design. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

Attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES HSW LU, 1 PDH credit or 0.1 ICC credit (FBPE board-approved).

Certificates will be emailed to participants.

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March 11
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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.