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September 2019

Workshops:

Wood Design Seminars:

Mid-Atlantic Wood Design Symposium – Philadelphia, PA

August 2019

Workshops:

Wood Design Seminars:

July 2019

Wood Design Seminars:

June 2019

Northwest Wood Design Symposium – Seattle, WA

Microsoft’s Sustainable Campus Re-Fresh: Highlighting Mass Timber’s Role – Lucas Joppa, PhD, Microsoft & Ethan Martin, PE, WoodWorks

Is Wood-Frame Modular the Future of Multi-Family Construction? – John A. Morefield, AIA, JACKSON | MAIN Architecture

Code-Compliant Fire-Resistance Design for Wood Construction – Dennis Richardson, PE, CBO, American Wood Council

Energy Code Compliance: Wood-Frame Buildings and Updates to the 2018 Seattle Energy Code – Michael Aoki-Kramer, LEED AP, RDH Building Science Inc.

New Code Allowances for Six-Story Wood Construction in Seattle – Ardel Jala, PE, SDCI, Cheryl Burwell, PE, SE, SDCI, and Samir Mokashi, Principal, Code Unlimited

A New Path Forward for Tall Wood Construction: Code Provisions and Design Steps – Dennis Richardson, PE, CBO, American Wood Council and Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Acoustics and Vibration in Mass Timber Structures: Design & Performance – Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks and Scott Breneman, PhD, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Building with Mass Timber: Insights on Preconstruction, Costing and Collaborative Design – Christopher Evans, LEED AP, Swinerton Builders; Erica Spiritos, Swinerton Builders; Dave Walsh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA, Sellen Construction

Integrating Mass Timber Elements into Hybrid Structures – Ted Panton, AIA, NCARB, GGLO, Tim Whitcombe, RIBA, NBBJ, Marty Brennan, AIA, WELL AP, ZGF Architects and Amie Sullivan, KPFF Consulting Engineers

Advancements in Force Transfer around Openings for Wood-Framed Shear Walls – Karyn Beebe, PE, LEED AP, APA – The Engineered Wood Association

Mid-Rise Engineering Considerations for Engineered Wood Products – Boise Cascade

Structural Solutions: Cross-Laminated Timber for Lateral Resistance – Chris Duvall, PE, SE, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Scott Breneman, PhD, PE, SE, WoodWorks and Alex Legé, SE, PCS Structural Solutions

Enclosure Design for Mass Timber Buildings – Colin Shane, PE, RDH Building Science Inc.

CLT in the US: Manufacturing and Applications – D.R. Johnson

Western Red Cedar: Distinctive, Sustainable Design – Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Innovative Building Solutions: Exceeding Objectives in Multi-Family Construction – LP Building Solutions

Mass Plywood Panels: Designing with the Newest Mass Timber Structural Product – Freres Lumber Co

Pioneering Tall Wood Code Changes: Seattle, Washington and Beyond – Jon Siu, PE, City of Seattle, Matt Ojala, Forterra, and Chris Duvall, PE, SE, Coughlin Porter Lundeen

AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 – Las Vegas, NV

Outcomes of the IBC Tall Wood Committee Proposals, Ricky McLain, WoodWorks

Factory Built Hotels: Is Wood-Frame Modular the Future of Multi-Family Construction?, (links to Sharefile – click download) – Bruce Greenfield, Architects Orange 

Mile High View: A Colorado Perspective on the Mass Timber Movement, Joe Anastasi, OZ Architecture (not available)

Type III Fire-Resistant Design and Detailing: Exterior Walls, Intersections and BalconiesScott Breneman, WoodWorks

Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and DesignMark Bartlett and David Hanley, WoodWorks

Traditional Timber, Modern Design: The Story of Sacramento’s First Mid-Rise Timber OfficeSteve Guest, RMW Architecture & Interiors

Putting the Pieces Together: Understanding Off-Site Wood-Frame ConstructionRicky McLain and David Hanley, WoodWorks 

Techniques for Successful Timber Office DesignTerry Pattillo and Mark Bartlett, WoodWorks

Wood Design Seminars:

May 2019

Colorado Wood Design Symposium – Denver, CO:

Progressive Wood Construction:  The Evolution from Low-Rise to Tall WoodDean Lewis, PE, SE, DCI Engineers

Mile High View: A Colorado Perspective on the Mass Timber Movement – Joseph Anastasi, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, OZ Architecture

A New Path Forward for Tall Wood Construction: Code Provisions and Design Steps – John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, American Wood Council and Scott Breneman, PhD, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Knock on Wood: Acoustical Solutions in Mass Timber Structures – Denis Blount, CTS-D, ARUP

Structural Mass Timber Design: The Engineer’s Role in Optimization – Gregory R. Kingsley, PhD, PE, KL&A Structural Engineers and Builders

Wood-Frame Shear Wall and Diaphragm Design – Tim Strasser, PE, WoodWorks

Factory Built Hotels: Is Wood-Frame Modular the Future of Multi-Family Construction? (links to Sharefile, click Download) – Bruce Greenfield, Architects Orange

Urban Solutions for a Global Carbon Challenge: Timber City – Alan Organschi, Gray Organschi Architecture

Code-Compliant Fire-Resistance Design for Wood ConstructionJohn “Buddy” Showalter, PE, American Wood Council

Meeting Fire Code with Oriented Strand Board – LP Building Solutions

Mass Plywood Panels: Designing with the Newest Mass Timber Structural Product – Freres Lumber Co.

Mid-Rise Engineering Considerations for Engineered Wood Products – Boise Cascade

CLT in the US: Manufacturing and Applications – DR Johnson

Cost Dialogues: The Contractor Perspective on Mass Timber Buildings – Ankit Sanghvi, DBIA, LEED-AP, PCL Construction Services, Christopher Evans, LEED AP, Swinerton Builders, Shawn Brannon, Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Wood Design Seminars:

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April 2019

Wood Design Seminars:

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Texas Wood Design Symposium – Dallas, TX:

Progressive Wood Construction:  The Evolution from Low-Rise to Tall Wood – Mark Bartlett, PE, WoodWorks

Austin’s 1st CLT Building: Designing Class A Office Space with Modernity and Character – Bart Whatley, AIA, Delineate Studio and Michael A Dupras, PE, LEED® Green Associate, DCI Engineers

Mass Timber Enables Beauty, Warmth and Functional Design in The Soto – Hunter Kingman, Hixon Properties Inc., Mike Smith, AIA, BOKA Powell and  Todd Wascher, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Lake|Flato

A New Path Forward for Tall Wood Construction: Code Provisions and Design Steps – Paul Coats, PE, CBO, American Wood Council and Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks

University of Arkansas Mass Timber Residence Halls: Design and Construction Insights – Tom S. Chung, AIA LEED BD+C, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Code-Compliant Fire-Resistance Design for Wood Construction – Paul Coats, PE, CBO, American Wood Council

Correcting Misperceptions of CLT Fire Performance – David Barber, Arup

Passive House for Multi-Family: Achievable Solutions, Effective Results – Mike Fowler, AIA, LEED AP, Mithun

Shaft Wall Solutions for Wood-Frame Structures – Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Advancements in Force Transfer around Openings for Wood-Framed Shear Walls – Warren Hamrick, APA – The Engineered Wood Association

Western Red Cedar: Distinctive, Sustainable Design – Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Competitive Mass Timber Office Buildings – StructureCraft Builders

Integrated Air & Water Barrier Systems – Georgia-Pacific

Telling the Texas Wood Story: Timberlands, Production and Projects – Aaron D. Stottlemyer, PhD, Texas A&M Forest Service, Rob Hughes, Texas Forestry Association, Brant Cobb, Texas CLT, Tom S. Chung, AIA LEED BD+C, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

March 2019

Wood Design Seminars:

Workshops:

February 2019

Southeast Wood Design Symposium – Birmingham, AL

Wood Design Seminars:

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January 2019

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December 2018

Wood Design Seminars:

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November 2018

Wood Design Seminars:

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Wood Design Symposiums:

Bay Area Wood Design Symposium – San Francisco, CA

October 2018

Workshops:

Timber-Frame Design: The Art of Exposed Structure, Rye Brook, Marlborough – Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, F.SEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

Off-Site Wood-Frame Systems: The Designer’s Role in Panelized Construction – Houston, San Antonio, Dallas

Wood Design Seminars:

Mid-Atlantic Wood Design Symposium – Washington, DC

September 2018

Wood Design Seminars:

Northeast Wood Design Symposium – Boston, MA

The Mass Timber Revolution: Removing Obstacles, Breaking Ground – Tanya Luthi, PE, Fast + Epp

Correcting Misperceptions of CLT Fire Performance – David Barber, Arup

Structural Design of Mass Timber Framing Systems – Tanya Luthi, PE, Fast + Epp

Knock on Wood: Acoustical Solutions in Mass Timber Structures – Denis Blount, CTS-D, Associate, Arup

Enclosure Design for Mass Timber Buildings – Colin Shane PE, MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

Beyond CLT Building Design: Construction Documents to Construction Administration – Ashley Rao, AIA, LEED AP, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Nail-Laminated Timber & Modern Workplaces: A Developer/Contractor Point of View – Noel Johnson, Cairn Pacific, and Kyle Warren, Turner Construction

Nexus of Design & Fabrication: A Timber Case Study at Hampshire College R.W. Kern Center – Christopher Nielson, AIA, LEED AP, Bruner/Cott Architects & Chris Carbone, PE, Bensonwood

Designing with Glulam and Timber: The Art of Engineering Really Cool Structures – Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, F.SEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain

The Mass Timber Prospective: Tall Wood, Code Changes and Forest Resource Impacts – Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, and Jeff Morrow, Lendlease

August 2018

Workshops:

Nailed-it! Introducing the Design Guide for Nail-Laminated Timber

Wood Design Seminars:

Texas Wood Solutions Fair – Austin, TX:

July 2018

Workshops:

Modern-Day Timber Architects and Engineers: Design Skills for Mass Timber Buildings

Northwest Wood Design Symposium – Seattle, WA

Wood Design Seminars:

June 2018

WoodWorks Learning Lab – AIA National Convention

Wood Design Seminars:

Workshops:

Diaphragm and Shear Wall Design – Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks

May 2018

Midwest Wood Solutions Fair – Rosemont, IL

Lateral Design Considerations for Mid-Rise Wood Structures – Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Structural Design of Mass Timber Framing Systems – Tanya Luthi, PE, Fast + Epp

Advancements in Force Transfer around Openings for Wood-Framed Shear Walls – Alese Ashuckian, PE, LEED AP, APA – The Engineered Wood Association

Introduction to AWC’s 2015 NDS and SDPWS – Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, SECB, American Wood Council

Why Acoustics Matter: Demystifying Noise Control in Buildings – Randy D. Waldeck, PE, LEED AP, CSDA Design Group

Code-Compliant Fire-Resistance Design for Wood Construction – James B. Smith, PE, American Wood Council

Building Enclosure Design: Fundamentals, Components and Assemblies – Colin Shane, PE, MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

Mid-Rise Engineering Considerations for Engineered Wood Products – Boise Cascade

Advanced Detailing Techniques for Building Enclosures – Colin Shane, PE, MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

Exposed Wood in Fire-Resistive Applications – David Barber, Arup

Off-Site Wood Construction: What, Why, How and the Future – Randall Walter, AIA, LEED AP, Bensonwood

Timber-Frame Design: Structural Timber as an Architectural Feature – Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, FSEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

Timber-Frame Design: The Art of Engineering an Exposed Structure – Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, FSEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

River Beech Tower: A Tall Timber Experiment – James Giebelhausen, AIA, Perkins + Will

Higher Education Facilities in Focus: The Versatile Nature of Mass Timber Construction – Tom S Chung, AIA, LEED BD+C, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Better, Faster, Safer: Experiences of a Tall Timber Builder – Jeff Morrow, Lendlease

Western Red Cedar: Distinctive, Sustainable Design – Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Dowel-Laminated Timber: A Next-generation Mass Timber Product – Lucas Epp, StructureCraft

Mass Plywood Panels: Designing with the Newest Mass Timber Structural Product – Freres Lumber Co.

Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation – Huber Engineered Woods

CLT in the U.S.: Manufacturing and Applications – DR Johnson

Meeting Fire Code with Oriented Strand Board – LP Building Products

Workshops:

Mass Timber Connections: Building Structural Design Skills – Bernhard Gafner, P.Eng, MIStructE, CEng, Dipl. Ing, and Adam Gerber, MASc, ASPECT Structural Engineers

Rational Design Methods for Shear Walls – Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Nailed-it! Introducing the Design Guide for Nail-Laminated Timber – Mid-Atlantic

Wood Design Seminars:

April 2018

Southeast Wood Solutions Fair – Atlanta, GA

Workshops:

Shear Wall and Diaphragm Design Salt Lake City & Las Vegas

Wood Design Seminars:

March 2018

Workshops:

Designing for Occupant Comfort: Acoustics and Energy Performance in Multi-Family and Mixed-Use Buildings – CA

Nailed-it! Introducing the Design Guide for Nail-Laminated Timber – IL

Wood Design Seminars:

February 2018

Central Florida Wood Solutions Fair – Orlando, FL

Wood Design Seminars:

Workshops:

Exposed Connections in Timber Trusses and Structures: Designing for Beauty and Function Austin, Houston, Plano, TX

Achieving High Performance and Happy Clients: Acoustics, Shrinkage and Floor Vibration – Atlanta, GA & Charlotte, NC

December 2017

Wood Design Seminars:

Workshop

Timber-Frame Design: The Art of Exposed StructureTampa, Winter Park & Jacksonville, FL
Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

Multi-Family Mid-Rise Construction: Designing for Fire & Life Safety and Energy Efficiency – Boston & Waltham, MA

November 2017

Wood Design Seminars:

Northeast Mass Timber Symposium – New York, NY

Southeast Wood Solutions Fair – Charlotte, NC

October 2017

Wood Design Seminars:

Southern CA Wood Solutions Fair – Pasadena, CA

September 2017

Wood Design Seminars:

Southeast Mass Timber Symposium – Atlanta, GA

Colorado Wood Design Symposium – Denver, CO

August 2017

Wood Design Seminars:

Workshops:

Wood Solutions Fairs:

Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair – Washington, DC

July 2017

Wood Design Seminars:

June 2017

Wood Design Seminars:

Workshops:

A Kit of Parts: How Off-Site Wood-Frame Construction is Disrupting Traditional Construction Methods

Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing: Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies

May 2017

Wood Design Seminars:

April 2017

Workshops:

Structural Design for Wind Loads: An Overview of Engineering Considerations for Wood Buildings – Chicago Area

Wood Design Seminars:

AIA Convention on Architecture 2017 Education Lab – Orlando, FL

April 27, 2017

April 28, 2017

 April 29, 2017

Wood Solutions Fairs:

Northwest Wood Solutions Fair – Seattle, WA

March 2017

2017 Mass Timber Conference Presentations

Wood Design Seminars:

Workshops: 

Diaphragms and Shear Walls with Offsets and Openings – North Miami, Tampa & Orlando, FL
Terry Malone, WoodWorks

Mixed-Use & Multi-Family: Designing Wood-Frame Buildings for Occupant Comfort – DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia

Modern School Construction in the PNW: Achieving Performance and Cost Objectives with Wood – Portland, Seattle

Wood Solutions Fairs:

Texas Wood Solutions Fair – Irving, TX

Engineering Mid-Rise Buildings: Wood-Frame Structural DesignScott Breneman, Ph.D., PE, SE, M.ASCE WoodWorks

Advancements in Force Transfer around Openings for Wood-Framed Shear Walls – Karyn Beebe, PE, LEED AP, APA

Timber-Frame Design: Structural Timber as an Architectural Feature – Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, F.SEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

Timber-Frame Design: The Art of Engineering an Exposed Structure – Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, F.SEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

Sprinklers in Wood-Frame Construction: What Architects and Engineers Need to Know – Brian D. Kuhn Jr., PE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc

Code Compliant Fire Resistance Design for Wood Construction – John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, American Wood Council

Preservative-Treated Wood: Use and Specification – Kris Owen, Independent Consultant

Building Enclosure Design: Fundamentals, Components and Assemblies Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

Off-Site Wood Construction: What, Why, How and the Future – Randall Walter, AIA, LEED AP, Bensonwood

Energy Efficiency: Designing Wood-Frame Buildings for Occupant Comfort – Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED® AP

Advanced Detailing Techniques for Building Enclosures – Colin Shane MEng, PEng, RDH Building Science Inc.

UMass Design Building: Leading the Way with Mass Timber Solutions Tom S Chung, AIA, LEED BD+C, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Structural Design of Mass Timber Framing Systems – Tanya Luthi, PE, Fast + Epp

Building the T3 Minneapolis Office: Seven Stories of Success – Brian Woudstra, BSc Eng, StructureCraft Builders

Mass Timber – The Next Generation of Wood Construction – Tom Williamson, PE, FASCE, F.SEI, Timber Engineering LLC

Mid-Rise Engineering Considerations for Engineered Wood Products – William Theobald, PE, Boise Cascade

Cross-Laminated Timber: Bridging the Designer-Manufacturer Gap – Allison Standiford, SmartLam

Fire Retardant-Treated Wood: Products, Applications & Code Provisions – Ray A. Miller, Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc.

Western Red Cedar: Distinctive, Sustainable Design – Jay Poppe, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Effective Envelope Design: Mitigating Risk with High-Performance Panels and Acrylic Flashing Systems – Cale Kids, Huber Engineered Woods

February 2017

Wood Design Seminars:

Workshop: 

Progressive Multi-Family Design: New Opportunities for Light-Frame Mid-Rise Structures – 3 CA locations

January 2017

Wood Design Seminars

December 2016

Lunch Seminars:

Workshops:

Structural Design for Wind Loads: An Overview of Engineering Considerations for Wood Buildings – 4 TX Locations:

Tall Wood: A Viable Option for Todays Building Designers– 3 CA Locations:

November 2016

Lunch Seminars:

VT Working Lands Enterprise Board Workshop:  Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and Design – Ricky McLain, MS, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Central Florida Wood Solutions Fair – Orlando, FL

October 2016

Lunch Seminars:

Workshops:

Mid-Rise Shear Walls & Diaphragms – Chicago, Schaumburg, Naperville
Terry Malone, WoodWorks

Interactive Design Seminar Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD

Schematic Health Care Building Charrette: Re-Thinking Assumptions and Challenging Traditions

SEAMASS Winds and Waves Workshop: Designing Wood Frame Structures for High Winds  Jeff Morrow, Lend Lease

2016 Greenbuild Education Lab Presentations:

Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair – Philadelphia, PA

September 2016

Structural Engineers Association of Ohio Conference:

Multi-Family Wood Construction: Engineering Mid-Rise Building – Ricky McLain, MS, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Lunch Seminars:

Texas Wood Solutions Fair – Houston, TX

August 2016

Lunch Seminars:

Workshops:

Mid-Rise Shear Walls & Diaphragms – Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville
Terry Malone, WoodWorks

Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing: Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies – IL

July 2016

Lunch Seminars:

June 2016

Lunch Seminars:

Workshops:

Modern School Construction: Achieving Performance and Cost Objectives with Wood – Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston

Mid-Rise Shear Walls & Diaphragms – Sacramento, Berkeley, Long Beach
Terry Malone, WoodWorks

May 2016

Lunch Seminars:

Workshops:

Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair – Oakland, CA

April 2016

Lunch Seminars:

Northwest Wood Solutions Fair – Portland, OR

March 2016

Workshops:

Lunch Seminars:

Midwest Wood Solution Fair – Minneapolis, MN

February 2016

Workshops:

Lunch Seminars:

January 2016

Lunch Seminars

Oct/Nov/Dec 2015

Southern California Wood Solutions Fair – Anaheim, CA

Texas

Northwest Wood Solutions Fair
Seattle, WA

2015 Greenbuild Education Lab
Washington, DC

Structural Design for High Winds
Jacksonville, Tampa & Orlando, FL

Q4 Lunch Seminars

Jul/Aug/Sept 2015

CONSTRUCT 2015
St Louis, MO

Northeast Wood Solutions Fair
Danvers, MA

Lunch Seminars

Apr/May/Jun 2015

Jan/Feb/Mar 2015

Southeast Wood Solutions Fair
Atlanta, GA

Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair
Oakland, CA

Lunch Seminar

Oct/Nov/Dec 2014

Southeast December Workshops
Atlanta GA, Greenville SC, Charlotte NC

Cathedral of Christ the Light Tour
Oakland, CA

Texas Wood Solutions Fair
Arlington, TX

National Symposium:  Toward Taller Wood Buildings
Chicago, IL

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
New Orleans, LA

Oregon Wood Solutions Fair
Portland, OR

Lunch Seminar

Jul/Aug/Sept 2014

The Wood Revolution: Inspiring Architecture with Innovative Structural Systems
Arlington, VA, Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA

CONSTRUCT
Baltimore, MD

Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair
Washington, DC

Lunch Seminar

Apr/May/Jun 2014

Chicago Wood Solutions Fair

Lunch Seminar Series V

Jan/Feb/Mar 2014

Arena Stage:  A Case Study Brought to Life
Washington, DC

Workshop – Achieving Energy Efficiency with Wood Construction: The Goal, The Path, The Tools
Berkeley, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Orange County, CA

Design for Durability:  Performance and Preservation
Oakbrook, IL/ Schaumburg, IL/ Chicago, IL

Building Better Mixed-Use Buildings: Constructability, Cost and Performance
Austin, TX / Arlington, TX/ Plano, TX

Southern California Wood Solutions Fair
Long Beach, CA

Southeast Wood Solutions Fair
Charlotte, NC