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WEBINAR – Significant Changes in the IBC, NDS and SDPWS

June 11, 2014 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




We have exceeded our capacity for this Webinar so registration is now closed.

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

This course will provide a brief overview of significant building code and standard changes related to non-residential and multi-family wood building design and will give context to current allowances as well as future code pursuits. Topics will include recent International Code Council (ICC) and American Wood Council efforts related to code advancement, and the latest changes to the International Building Code (IBC), National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS).

Speaker Bio

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB, M. ASCE, Director of Education – American Wood Council

Michelle Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and Director of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC) where she is in charge of providing continuing educational resources related to structural wood for architects, engineers, and code officials. Prior to joining AWC, she worked for nearly five years in the wood industry as the Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction for the Wood Products Council initiative WoodWorks. She also has over 20 years of experience managing, designing and plan reviewing a wide range of projects of various structural materials. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering and currently serves on the ARCE department’s Advisory Board. In addition, she will be the President-elect of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California in July 2014.

Click here to download a copy of the presentation.

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


11 June 2014
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.