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Webinar – Wood-over-Podium Construction: Navigating Codes and Detailing Assemblies

July 8, 2020 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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Podium construction—also known as pedestal or platform construction—typically includes multiple stories of wood framing over another construction style. To leverage wood’s cost efficiency, these types of buildings often maximize allowable building size limits with four or five stories of wood framing over one to three stories of steel or concrete. This webinar focuses on how to achieve maximum value with podium construction, while also covering a variety of wood-frame mid-rise building types. Through an overview of code provisions and associated design, detailing, and construction considerations, it is intended to give architects and engineers the knowledge to successfully integrate mid-rise wood buildings into their portfolios. Heights and areas will be discussed, including allowable increases, as will fire-resistive design, detailing for performance, fire-rated assemblies, and more.


Brian D. Kuhn Jr, P.E., Code Red Consultants, LLC

Brian has more than 12 years of experience providing innovative solutions to design and construction challenges that have an impact on fire protection and life safety. He collaborates closely with clients to develop prescriptive code-compliance strategies and offers alternative performance-based solutions to complex compliance issues that meet the needs of all stakeholders. In working with clients and Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Brian strives to provide deliverables that advance both the client’s goals and occupant safety. In addition to building and life safety code compliance, his interests and specialties include mass timber construction, smoke control systems, fire modeling, structural fire resistance, and façade flammability hazards. His work has focused on industrial, transportation, mixed-use commercial, assembly, and high-end residential project types.

Attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES HSW LU, 1 PDH credit or 0.1 ICC credit (FBPE board-approved).

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8 July 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 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.