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Type III & V Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Building Design

April 9, 2020 – 8:15 am - 1:15 pm


Boise, IDBoise, ID


As cities seek increased density as a way to address urban population growth, many building designers and developers are looking to mid-rise wood construction as a cost-effective, code-compliant and sustainable solution.  This workshop is intended for structural engineers and architects who are looking to further their knowledge of design considerations for Type III and V wood-frame buildings.  Topics will include code requirements for heights and areas, as well as options for increasing allowable size—such as open frontage, sprinkler systems, podiums, and mezzanines.  Discussion will also include detailing wall and floor intersections for fire resistance, and structural engineering design considerations for configurations that include multiple stories of wood-frame construction over concrete podiums.



Ethan Martin, PE, WoodWorks

Ethan is a licensed engineer in several states with experience ranging from civil engineering and land development to residential, commercial, and educational building design. He earned a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University specializing in structures. As the previous owner of a structural engineering firm in North Carolina, Ethan has worked on projects that range from small renovations to a 470,000-square-foot, $125 million central school for the Cherokee Nation. He has also worked on national accounts such as Home Depot, Chili’s, McDonald’s and Honda.

Jon Hall, AIA, LEED AP® BD+C, GGLO Design

Jon’s passion for design is driven by a desire to improve our community by creating affordable, environmentally sustainable urban housing. His focus on mixed-use in-city housing complements his interest in working with neighborhoods to design aesthetically pleasing, livable communities.

Jon has been with GGLO since 1995 and is certified as a Sustainable Building Advisor and LEED Accredited Professional. In his role as Quality Management Lead, he provides assistance to all project teams on issues of constructability, sustainability, and design implementation. When not designing, Jon enjoys participating in sports ranging from softball and bowling to running marathons.

Ashley Cagle, PE, SE, GLR Engineers

Ashley is a Project Manager at GLR Engineers in Spokane, Washington. Prior to that, she worked for seven years as a structural engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her expertise lies in mid-rise wood-frame over concrete podium structures. She has been involved in the design of nine different podium-type structures throughout the Bay Area and the West Coast and has seen many of those through construction. Ashley holds PE and SE licenses in the State of California, and is active on the ASCE 7-22 committee.


On-site Check-in:  7:45 am
Program Begins:  8:15 am
Program Concludes:  1:15 pm


AGC Office
1649 Shoreline Dr
Boise, ID 83702

Click here for map and directions.

Parking: Complimentary parking available


Attendees will qualify for 3 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3 PDH credits or 0.3 ICC credits.


For questions or additional information, please contact:

LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP
Event Manager

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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


April 9
8:15 am - 1:15 pm
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AGC Office
Boise, ID 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.