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

February 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm EST

  • In Person

Regional In-Person Seminar + Lunch (Washington, DC)

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.

Please join us for lunch at 11:30am before the seminar starts.


Speakers: John O’Donald, PE, WoodWorks


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



DaVinci Meeting Rooms – Connecticut Avenue

1250 Connecticut Ave NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
L’Enfant Training Room


Metro: 3 mins. walk from Dupont Circle (Red Line), 7 mins. walk from Farragut North (Red Line), or 9 mins. walk from Farragut West (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)


Parking: Parking garage attached to building; entrance is at Connecticut Ave. NW and N St. NW


For questions or additional information, please contact:

LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP | | (301) 633-0330


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DaVinci Meeting Rooms
1250 Connecticut Ave NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States