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Fire-Resistance Detailing for Wood-Frame Exterior Walls

February 9, 2022 – 11:00 am - 1:30 pm




Join online 11:00 EST, 10:00 CST, 9:00 MST, 8:00 PST

This is part one of a two-part series on detailing for wood-frame exterior walls.  Part 2 is Feb 16th at 1:30 EST – Zero Lot Line Buildings and Wrap- Around Structures: Detailing Exterior Walls. Click here for event details. When you register there is a discounted ticket ($60) available to attend both events.

On large, mid-rise wood-frame buildings, exterior walls are tasked with meeting a multitude of code and constructability requirements, not the least of which are fire-resistance continuity and detailing. Part 1 of a two-part workshop, this online session will provide practical information for designers seeking to better understand exterior wall fire design approaches and how to apply them to projects. First, we’ll address common questions and areas of confusion, such as appropriate assembly options and whether exterior walls need to be rated from one side or both, impacts of claddings, furring, insulation and other enclosure components on fire performance, how to handle walls that jog in and out, and how to detail floor- to- exterior wall conditions in Type III and Type V structures. Second, a case study project will be examined in the context of both the code and detailing topics presented, with an emphasis on practical solutions to challenges encountered along the way.


Donald Havener, PE – Cosentini Associates

Donald is a Principal Fire Protection Engineer with Cosentini Associates, having joined the firm in 2011 as a code consultant and fire protection engineer in the Boston office. Though he specializes in performance-based design and engineered compliance alternatives, Donald regularly provides fire, building, and life safety code analyses for a variety of projects. By combining his extensive knowledge of industry standard codes with his training as a “hands-on” engineer, Donald solves complex construction problems with solutions that are code-compliant and constructible.  He is a member of the SFPE Standing Committee on Research, Tools, and Methods which is responsible for overseeing SFPE’s technical products and research work.

Chris Poles – Cube 3

Bio to follow

Mike Romanowski, SE, Regional Director | CA-South, AZ, NM – WoodWorks

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1979 and has 37 years of structural engineering design, plan check/peer review and investigative experience. He has been involved in the production of engineering calculations and construction documents, construction administration, field investigations and report writing for educational, commercial, industrial, medical, institutional, residential and military projects utilizing all types of building materials. Mike is a licensed Structural Engineer in the State of California.

Janelle Leafblad, PE, Regional Director | OR, AK, HI, ID, WA – WoodWorks

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. Janelle is a licensed professional engineer in California.

Anthony Harvey, PE, Regional Director | OH, IN, KY, MI – WoodWorks

A licensed Professional Engineer in Kentucky, Anthony received his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky, both with structural specialization. Before joining WoodWorks, he spent more than a decade working as a design consultant. He has experience in structural design, 3D modeling and detailing (REVIT), construction administration, inspections, and project management for a variety of project types, including: healthcare, office, retail, K-12/higher education, historical, industrial/distillery, municipal, military, multi-family, and mixed-used buildings. Anthony is also a Major in the United States Army Reserve where, as an Engineer Officer, he has held various leadership and staff positions.


Attendees will qualify for 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or .2 ICC credits

WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks via email.

Please note that to receive a certificate, attendees must stay for the duration of the event.


Mary Schramka

Ph: 708-204-9578

Refund Policy
Refunds up to 7 days before event

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


February 9
11:00 am - 1:30 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.