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Light Frame Construction: What You Need to Know About Species, Grading and Shrinkage
August 25, 2020 – 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mid and South AtlanticMid and South Atlantic,$20
Join us for this virtual seminar at 3:00 PM EDT
Part I: Introduction to Wood Species and Grading
This presentation will provide an introductory review of wood species and grades, and the impact of these factors on structural properties and durability. Grading rules, design properties and identification stamps will be discussed. Wood species common in different regions of the country will be highlighted, as will the varying degrees of natural decay resistance associated with certain species.
Speaker: Bruce Lindsey, WoodWorks
Part II: Accommodating Shrinkage in Multi-Story Wood-Frame Structures
In wood-frame buildings of three or more stories, cumulative shrinkage can be significant and have an impact on the function and performance of finishes, openings, mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems, and structural connections. However, as more designers look to wood-frame construction to improve the cost and sustainability of their mid-rise projects, many have learned that accommodating wood shrinkage is actually very straightforward. This presentation will describe procedures for estimating wood shrinkage and provide detailing options that minimize its effects on building performance.
Speaker: Terry Pattillo, AIA, WoodWorks
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Introduction to Wood Species and Grading
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Accommodating Shrinkage in Multi-Story Wood-Frame Structures
Attendees will qualify for 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits
Mary Schramka, Event Manager
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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.