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New Options for Tall Timber Buildings in California

September 22, 2020 – 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


CA-North, NV, UTCA-North, NV, UT,


Join us online at 10:00 AM PDT

New tall mass timber code provisions approved for the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) will allow up to 18 stories of wood construction. The California Building Code (CBC) is also poised to permit tall timber buildings but following a slightly different path. In August 2020, the California Building Standards Commission unanimously approved a series of code changes based on the new IBC provisions, but with California-specific modifications. Attend this virtual seminar to learn how tall wood buildings will be covered in the 2019 CBC, effective July 2021. Starting with a review of the technical research and testing that supported the provisions, we’ll then take a detailed look at the new code language and methods of addressing the requirements. Topics will include fire-resistance ratings and allowances for exposed timber, penetrations, sprinklers, connections, exterior walls, and more. Designers can expect to take away the knowledge they need to pursue tall wood projects.

Speaker: Janelle Leafblad, PE, WoodWorks

A California licensed professional engineer, Janelle has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley.


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Presentation

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM  Q&A


Attendees will qualify for 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits


For questions or additional information, please contact:

LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP, Event Manager


Ph: (301) 633-0330

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September 22
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Meeting for CA-North, NV, UT
CA-North, NV, UT, 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.