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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,


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.

SpeakerBruce 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.

SpeakerTerry 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


Ph: 708-204-9578

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event.

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25 August 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Meeting for Pattillo & Lindsey
Mid and South Atlantic, United States

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.