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Workshop: Trends in Mid-rise Wood Design

September 12, 2012 – 8:15 am - 2:00 pm

 

Raleigh, NCRaleigh, NC

Free

Timber Over Non-combustible Podium Structures
Scott Nyseth, PE, Stonewood Design

Framed within the twin objectives of high performance and low cost, this presentation will focus on International Building Code (IBC) provisions and structural challenges associated with designing a podium structure. Opportunities to utilize advanced framing and cross laminated timber (CLT) will also be discussed.

Scott Nyseth, PE is the founder of Stonewood Design and has worked as a Structural Engineer and consultant specializing in concrete and timber for 14 years. Mr. Nyseth has consulted on many sustainable projects including Advanced Wood Framing, Net Zero projects, Living Buildings, LEED, Straw Bale, Cross Laminated Timber, and innovative methods of thermally debridging exterior wall systems. He has been designing five-story timber buildings since 1997, and is currently looking at six-story office buildings with a hybrid structural system which uses Cross Laminated Timber as the floor system. Mr. Nyseth frequently lectures to clients and peers on economical and sustainable timber system alternatives. He is a member of the ANSI Committee writing the current manufacturing standards for Cross Laminated Timber for North America. He is also in the approval process for becoming a member of the American Wood Council code writing committees for wind/seismic as well as Cross Laminated Timber.


Case Study – Podium Designs and Mixed-use Mid-rise Structures
Matthew S. Church, PE, Davis & Church, LLC

This session will highlight recently designed mixed-use-wood buildings across North America. The discussion will focus on some of the critical aspects of the structural design, including material species and grade selection, an economical approach to lateral load transfer and effects of wood shrinkage. Examples of Type III and Type V construction, as defined in the IBC, will be discussed along with their inherent structural challenges. Other associated topics will include rigid wood diaphragm design, stud wall design and the impacts of using fire-retardant-treated lumber.

Matthew S. Church, P.E., Principal, Davis & Church, LLC – Mr. Church is a licensed Professional Engineer in the field of Structural Engineering with an extensive background in multi-family and mixed-use projects. He was awarded a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structures from Brigham Young University and currently holds registration in several states including California, New York, Texas and Florida. He is a principal partner in the firm of Davis and Church, LLC established in 2003 and located in Alpharetta, GA.


Non-structural Provisions for Multi-story Wood-frame Buildings
James Churchill, PE, Churchill Engineering, Inc.

This presentation highlights guidelines for navigating the maze of non-structural provisions in the current building code governing multi-story wood-frame buildings. Topics will include the appropriate path for a code study, whether it’s a multi-residential, commercial or mixed-use all-wood building, a Type I podium building utilizing the special provisions of Section 509.2 or a five/six-story residential building of Type IIIA construction. A code consultant with experience in achieving successful “alternate” designs, Churchill will provide real-world examples as well as information on how aspects of building height, exterior wall construction, opening protection, fire walls, fire protection systems, and means of egress are affected. Applicable ICC code interpretations will also be presented.

James E. Churchill, PE, is the President of Churchill Engineering, Inc. where he provides clients with bui

lding code services including but not limited to extensive fire protection/life safety analysis, ADA and accessibility studies, and performance-based/alternative design method studies for large code intensive projects. Project experience includes high-rise offices, condominiums and hotels, casinos, university campuses, biotech facilities, regional malls, large commercial and residential mixed-use facilities, and many other unique and complex structures. Prior to forming Churchill Engineering, Inc., he was Assistant Manager for the San Diego Regional Office of Schirmer Engineering Corporation and a Structural Engineering Senior and Project Manager for the City of San Diego. James has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is a registered Civil Engineer in the states of California and Hawaii, and is affiliated with the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Using a Wood Podium in Mixed-use Design: An Architectural Case Study
Lincoln A. Mortensen, AIA, Mortensen Architecture Inc.

Mixed-use buildings in an urban setting often combine parking and retail uses on the ground level with residential uses above—and maximizing the amount of wood in these structures can provide substantial value for the community, environment and development team. This presentation will showcase an all-wood podium building recently completed as part of a successful redevelopment project in the Sacramento Valley. Topics will include opportunities and challenges associated with wood use in mid-rise design, including code analysis, occupancies, structural considerations, management of the design for longevity, and sustainability.

Lincoln A. Mortensen is an licensed architect with 14 years experience. He specializes in mixed use and multi-family projects including this case study wood podium project.

On-site check-in: 7:45 a.m.

Workshop begins: 8:15 a.m.

Workshop concludes: 2:15 p.m.

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for a maximum of 4 credits (3 HSW, 1 HSW/SD).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 4 PDH credits.

Professional development certificates will be available on site.

Free parking available.

Timber Over Non-combustible Podium Structures
Scott Nyseth, PE, Stonewood Design

Case Study – Podium Designs and Mixed-use Mid-rise Structures
Matthew S. Church, PE, Davis & Church, LLC

Non-structural Provisions for Multi-story Wood-frame Buildings
James Churchill, PE, Churchill Engineering, Inc.

Using a Wood Podium in Mixed-use Design: An Architectural Case Study
Lincoln A. Mortensen, AIA, Applied Architecture Inc.

Details

Date:
12 September 2012
Time:
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

DoubleTree – Raleigh Brownstone-University
1707 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27605 United States
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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.