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A Master Class on Wood Lateral-Resisting Systems: In-Depth Diaphragm Layout and Analysis

December 3, 2020 – 11:30 am - 3:00 pm




Join us online at 11:30 EST

Multi-story building design is undergoing a period of creativity. Aesthetics are being prioritized as a way to achieve market distinction, and structural engineers are increasingly faced with the challenge of realizing unique and innovative shapes. Presented by the country’s leading expert on complex wood structures, this Master Class workshop builds on a large volume of wood-frame shear wall and diaphragm education, tying together key topics and introducing new design examples for a comprehensive and practical session. It will provide the analytical tools to solve complex lateral load paths across areas of discontinuity in irregular-shaped diaphragms, and demonstrate how the tools are applied with a complete lateral plan review of a two-story hotel. This is a rare opportunity for structural engineers to deepen their knowledge of lateral-resisting systems, and to have their questions answered. There will be ample time for interactive Q&A throughout the workshop.



In order to get the most out of this course it is recommended that you view the following webinars in advance:

These courses are also available for 1 CE credit at the Wood Institute E-Learning Portal.

: Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Terry is a licensed structural engineer in Washington, Oregon and Arizona. Prior to joining WoodWorks, he was a principal in consulting structural engineering firms in Washington and Oregon, conducted third-party structural plan reviews and has served as a faculty member at St. Martin’s College in Lacey, Washington. Terry has over 40 years of wood design experience and has taken an active role as a presenter providing seminars at state and local ICC chapters and professional engineering organizations. Terry is author of The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures: Diaphragms and Shear Walls, published by McGraw-Hill and ICC. He is a member of the Structural Engineers’ Association of Arizona and the International Code Council.


11:30 AM – 11:40 AM  Welcome and Reviewing Common Diaphragm Myths

11:40 AM – 12:40 PM  Advanced Diaphragm Analysis: Tips for Design & Answers to Common Questions

12:40 PM – 12:50 PM  Break

12:50 PM – 1:50 PM  Analytical Tools for Solving Complex Lateral Designs

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM  Break

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Demystifying Discontinuities in Lateral Systems


Attendees will qualify for 3.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3.0 PDH credits or 0.3 ICC credits


For questions or additional information, please contact:
Mary Schramka, Event Manager
Email: Ph: 708-204-9578


Refunds up to 7 days before event.

Eventbrite fees, which varies by state, are nonrefundable.


3 December 2020
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Zoom Meeting
Online, 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.