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Mastering Mixed-Use: Wood Building Analysis & Shaft Wall Solutions

April 29, 2021 – 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm




Join us online at 2:30 PM EDT

This program consists of 2 one-hour presentations:

Taking the Guesswork out of Mixed-Use Building Analysis

While mixed-use buildings—which combine multiple occupancy types and/or functions in a single structure—are common, determining how to apply their unique mix of code requirements can be a daunting task. To simplify code analysis associated with these buildings, this presentation covers logical, code-compliant steps for a number of topics, including determining allowable building size, separation needs, detailing requirements, and the application of special provisions. With an emphasis on the use of wood framing in Construction Types III, IV and V, examples, calculations, and details will be presented to demonstrate how to navigate the various code requirements associated with mixed-use buildings while maximizing building size and meeting fire and life safety needs.

Shaft Wall Solutions for Wood-Frame Structures

It is fairly common for light wood-frame commercial and multi-family buildings to include another material for the shaft construction. However, many designers and contractors have come to realize that wood-frame shaft walls are a code-compliant means of reducing cost and shortening construction schedule. In this presentation, detailing for elevator, stair and mechanical shafts will be reviewed along with relevant code provisions. Discussion will focus on fire resistance-rated design parameters, but will also include other architectural and structural considerations related to shaft walls.



2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Taking the Guesswork out of Mixed-Use Building Analysis

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Shaft Wall Solutions for Wood-Frame Structures

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Q&A


Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits.

Professional Development Certificates (AIA/CES and ICC) will be emailed to attendees after the event.



LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP, Event Manager


Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite’s fee, which varies by state, is nonrefundable.


April 29
2:30 pm - 4:30 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.