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Introduction to Wood & CLT
April 14, 2016 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh, PA$20
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.
Lunch is included in the cost.
On-site Check-in: 9:00 am
Program Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm
Introduction to Wood
This presentation will provide an introductory review of allowable uses and best design practices associated with wood-frame construction. Wood science including wood’s cell structure and moisture interaction properties will be discussed. Wood species and grades will be covered along with an overview of their structural properties and durability. Structural wood design for vertical (gravity) loads including bending, shear, deflection, vibration, tension, compression, and connections will be introduced. Common wood-framed lateral force-resisting systems will be discussed as will the components included in wood shear walls. Architectural considerations associated with wood framing will be examined, including fire protection and sprinklers, construction types, acoustics, and building envelopes. Design and detailing best practices for wood-frame buildings will be explained in an effort to highlight the items that play an important role in the construction process and ultimate building performance.
Introducing CLT: New Opportunities for Timber Construction
Cross laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light- and heavy-timber framing options. Because of its high strength and dimensional stability, it can be used as an alternative to concrete, masonry and steel in many building types. This presentation will introduce CLT with a series of project examples that demonstrate its use and associated benefits in a range of applications. Information on manufacturing, specification and code-related considerations will also be discussed.
McCormick & Schmick’s
301 Fifth Ave, Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Click here for map and directions.
Parking garage behind the restaurant , $9 for every 2 hours
Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits.
Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.
Contact Courtney Rouse at or 803-804-4918.
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.