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WEBINAR – Five-story Wood-frame Structure over Concrete Podium Slab

July 10, 2013 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am




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

This presentation will provide an overview of the design and construction of a five-story wood-framed structure over a concrete podium slab. Topics will include Type III construction, fire-retardant-treated wood, design of the horizontal and vertical lateral systems, two-stage lateral design for seismic, continuous tie-down systems, shear wall deflections and shrinkage considerations. Discussion will highlight topics included in the new WoodWorks Design Example, Five-story Wood-Frame Structure over Podium Slab.

Speaker Bio

Douglas Thompson, SE, SECB is the President of STB Structural Engineers Inc. and the 2013-2014 President of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California. Doug received his Bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and is a partner at STB Structural Engineers, Inc. in Lake Forest. He is a registered PE, SE in 6 states. He has authored several articles and publications, including the light-frame design examples in the Seismic Design Manual, the Guide to the Design of Diaphragms, Chords and Collectors and Four-story/Five-story Wood-frame Structure over Podium Slab. He is currently a board member of SEAOC and is a past chair of the SEAOSC Code Committee and has participated on numerous SEAOSC committees and has been involved with code changes to the UBC and IBC for over 25 years.


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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.


If you are attending the webinar as a group, each person in your group requiring a certificate of attendance must sign the Group Sign-in form.

  • Download and print ONE sign-in sheet for your group.
  • Return the completed sign-in form by email within 72 hours to .
  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks.

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


10 July 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.