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Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures

July 15, 2020 – 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


FL, AL, GA-South, LA, MSFL, AL, GA-South, LA, MS,


Join us at 11:30 EDT

As interest in and use of mass timber in the U.S. has grown, so too has interest in pushing these timber structures to greater heights. Using international examples of successful tall wood buildings as precedent, some designers have proposed tall wood projects in the states using a project-specific performance-based design approach. In order to provide a uniform set of code provisions for these tall wood buildings, the International Code Council established an ad hoc committee on tall wood buildings that proposed a set of code changes allowing up to 18 stories of mass timber construction. Those code changes were announced as approved in January 2019 and will become part of the 2021 International Building Code. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, this presentation will introduce the new tall wood code provisions and construction types, as well as the technical research and testing that supported their adoption.

SpeakerJeff Peters, PE, WoodWorks

Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Florida in 2007 after serving 5 years in the United States Air Force as an F-16 crew chief; he holds a Certified General Contractor’s License and was previously a small business owner. Jeff has a diverse background that includes structural design, field engineering, threshold inspections and quality control of structures ranging from mid-rise buildings to sporting venues—developed during his time working in the commercial side of the building industry.


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:  Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM:  Closing and Q&A


Attendees will qualify for 1.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 1.0 PDH credits or 0.1 ICC credits


Mary Schramka, Event Manager


Ph: 708-204-9578

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15 July 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Virtual Meeting for FL, AL, GA-South, LA, MS
FL, AL, GA-South, LA, MS, United States

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