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WEBINAR – Detailing for Wood Shrinkage
August 12, 2015 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern
For condominiums, apartments, hotels and dormitories, multi-story wood construction is viewed by many as a way to achieve higher density at lower cost, while reducing the project’s carbon footprint. One of the challenges, in designing these taller buildings, is how to calculate and address wood shrinkage, which occurs as the wood dries from its ‘green’ state to its in-service equilibrium state. This session will examine shrinkage associated with wall and floor design, and demonstrate how to minimize effects of both shrinkage and differential movement with proper detailing. The discussion will include solutions to shrinkage induced construction issues such as drywall cracking, window frame wracking, and compromised plumbing lines.
Doug Steimle, Schaefer Inc.
Doug is a structural engineer with expertise in the design of multi-story wood-frame buildings for residential and hospitality occupancies. He also has extensive experience existing building investigation, retrofit and modification. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1997, and is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky and South Carolina.
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Education Credit: 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW) or PDH credit. CFBPE-approved provider.
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