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Zero Lot Line Buildings and Wrap-Around Structures: Detailing Exterior Walls 

February 16, 2022 – 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm




Join online 1:30 EST, 12:30 CST, 11:30 MST, 10:30 PST

This is part two of a two-part series on detailing for wood-frame exterior walls.  Part 1 is Feb 9th at 11:00 EST – Fire-Resistance Detailing for Wood-Frame Exterior Walls. Click here for event details. When you register for part 1 there is a discounted ticket ($60) available to attend both events.

Rising land costs continue to drive creativity with respect to maximizing lot use and increasing the value of projects. For urban sites, zero lot line construction is a relatively common way to maximize building size. However, these buildings come with a unique set of design and detailing requirements, particularly at exterior walls. Part 2 of a two-part workshop, this online session will cover important considerations for zero lot line projects, including protected openings, limitations on the use of combustible materials, firewall detailing, and constructability issues associated with building enclosures. It will also examine the wrap around—or donut—style of construction, with an emphasis on fire and enclosure detailing where the wood-frame multi-family portion abuts the concrete parking garage. Project examples will be included for both building styles to illustrate real world solutions to common challenges.


Colin Shane, P.E., M.Eng., P.Eng. – RDH Building Science Inc. 

Colin Shane is a Principal at the San Francisco Bay Area office of RDH Building Science Inc., an engineering consulting firm dedicated to building science and building enclosure engineering. Colin’s experience includes design of all components of the building enclosure, including walls, glazing systems, balconies and roofs in climate zones across North America.  Colin has a broad knowledge of building construction and applies building science principles to evaluate, analyze and design durable, energy-efficient building enclosures. 

Brian Gobell, AIA – Hord Coplan Macht

Brian is a principal at Hord Coplan Macht Architecture (HCM). He specializes in complex, urban mixed-use developments across the country, many of which are located on transit- and sports-oriented sites. Brian has a broad base of experience in mixed-use design and extensive knowledge of many construction types, including concrete framed high-rise, hybrid mid-rise, steel-framed low-rise, and podium design. This expertise has been invaluable for development teams to help make cost-efficient design decisions. Brian authored HCM’s White Paper, Design Strategies for Podium and Wrapper Buildings, and serves as the chair for HCM’s Quality Committee. 

Chelsea Drenick, SE, Regional Director | CA-North, NV, UT – WoodWorks

Chelsea is a licensed structural engineer in the state of California. She received her BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. Chelsea spent 9 years in structural design consulting prior to joining WoodWorks. Her experience is in a variety of sectors including residential, higher education and retrofit of existing and historic structures. She is passionate about sustainability and the use of wood as a building material to reduce the embodied carbon emissions of structures.

Jeff Peters, PE, CGC, Regional Director | FL, AL, LA 


Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Florida in 2007 after serving 5 years in the United States Air Force as an F-16 crew chief; he holds a Certified General Contractor’s License and was previously a small business owner. Jeff has a diverse background that includes structural design, field engineering, threshold inspections and quality control of structures ranging from mid-rise buildings to sporting venues—developed during his time working in the commercial side of the building industry. 



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

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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February 16
1:30 pm - 4:00 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.