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WEBINAR – Fire-resistive Design of Exposed Timber Structures

January 16, 2013 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am




Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

This presentation will focus on the two distinct construction types that allow designers to incorporate the beauty of exposed timber with a fire-resistive framing system—heavy timber and one-hour fire-resistive construction. Both are approved by the International Building Code and yet there is a great deal of confusion regarding these systems within the design community. Topics will include an overview of heavy timber construction and two code-recognized methods of achieving one-hour fire-resistive rating construction in specific building types, as well as permitted areas. In addition examples of how to detail the framing system to achieve the building types will be provided.

Speaker Bio

Paul Gilham, PE, SE, is Vice President and Chief Engineer for Western Wood Structures, Inc., where he has worked for 30 years. His responsibilities include designing engineered timber structural systems including domes, vehicle and pedestrian bridges, storage facilities, arches, and trusses. He also provides inspection services and designs repairs for existing timber structures.

He earned his BS in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University, and his MS in Civil Engineering from Portland State University.

Registration is free but space is limited to click on the link below to reserve your space.

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WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 credit (HSW).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit.

Certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the webinar.

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet


16 January 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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.