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A New Path Forward for Tall Wood Construction: Code Provisions and Design Steps

February 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST

  • In Person
Regional In-Person Event – Plano, TX

We are at an exciting confluence in timber construction. The need for sustainable, urban construction has never been higher. Concurrently, mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber have opened the door to many new opportunities for construction, one of which is tall wood. In January 2019, the International Code Council (ICC) approved a set of proposals to allow tall wood buildings of up to 18 stories as part of the 2021 International Building Code (IBC).

This presentation will introduce the new tall wood code provisions in depth. Starting with a review of the technical research and testing that supported their adoption, it will then take a detailed look at the new code provisions and methods of addressing the new requirements. Topics will include fire-resistance ratings and allowances for exposed timber, penetrations, sprinklers, connections, exterior walls and much more. Designers can expect to take away the knowledge they need to start exploring tall wood designs on their projects.

Attendees can earn 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits


Mark Bartlett, PE – Regional Director | TX | WoodWorks



  • Networking happy hour to follow the seminar
  • Free parking at the venue
  • We will follow the safety protocols of the venue
  • Upon registration, attendees are required to agree to the terms outlined in our COVID-19


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Jaime Krohn, CMP |

Ph: 312-841-8272



February 21, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST
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Maggiano’s Little Italy Willow Bend
6001 West Park Blvd
Plano, 75093