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Webinar – Detailing for Durable Wood Buildings: Where Structure and Moisture Meet

May 12, 2021 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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As with any building, durability and resilience are critical to the success of mid-rise wood-frame structures. Buildings of all materials, sizes and scales are subject to moisture effects, both during construction and long term, and each requires its own considerations. In this webinar, experts in the fields of enclosure and structural wood detailing will present their unique perspectives on durability detailing for mid-rise, multi-family buildings. They’ll touch on topics such as construction-phase moisture protection of wood-frame wall and floor assemblies, including details to accommodate temporary expansion of sheathing products, long-term durability detailing where building enclosure and structure intersect at critical points such as balconies and roof parapets, and how to maintain control layer continuity where structure interrupts elements such as water-resistive barriers and insulation.


Matthew S. Worster, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Matt Worster an Associate Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in Oakland, CA. He has over 20 years of experience in the investigation, design, and construction phase services of building enclosure components, focusing on both historic and contemporary structures of all types. He assists owners, designers, and builders with below-grade waterproofing, roofing, claddings, and fenestration throughout California and the Rocky Mountains. Matt holds a Master of Engineering in Structural Materials from University of California, Berkeley.

Warren Hamrick, APA – The Engineered Wood Association

Warren is an Engineered Wood Specialist for APA – The Engineered Wood Association, serving the southeastern United States.  In this role, he consults with and conducts workshops for designers, code officials, and other building professionals on best practices for specification, selection, and application of engineered wood products. Warren graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering.  Prior to joining APA, he worked as a project manager for a structural engineering firm specializing in commercial construction.

Attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES HSW LU, 1 PDH credit or 0.1 ICC credit (FBPE board-approved).

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May 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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.