Exploring Tall Wood & Mixed-Use Building Analysis
March 6 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm EST
- In Person
Regional In-Person Seminar (Charleston, SC)
Taking the Guesswork out of Mixed-Use Building Analysis
While mixed-use buildings—which combine multiple occupancy types and/or functions in a single structure—are common, determining how to apply their unique mix of code requirements can be a daunting task. To simplify code analysis associated with these buildings, this presentation covers logical, code-compliant steps for a number of topics, including determining allowable building size, separation needs, detailing requirements, and the application of special provisions. With an emphasis on the use of wood framing in Construction Types III, IV and V, examples, calculations, and details will be presented to demonstrate how to navigate the various code requirements associated with mixed-use buildings while maximizing building size and meeting fire and life safety needs.
Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures
As interest in and use of mass timber in the U.S. has grown, so too has interest in pushing these timber structures to greater heights. Using international examples of successful tall wood buildings as precedent, some designers have proposed tall wood projects in the states using a project-specific performance-based design approach. In order to provide a uniform set of code provisions for these tall wood buildings, the International Code Council established an ad hoc committee on tall wood buildings that proposed a set of code changes allowing up to 18 stories of mass timber construction. Those code changes were announced as approved in January 2019 and will become part of the 2021 International Building Code. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, this presentation will introduce the new tall wood code provisions and construction types, as well as the technical research and testing that supported their adoption.
Please join us before the seminar for lunch from 11:30am-12:00pm.
Speakers: Jessica Scarlett, PE, WoodWorks
Attendees can Earn 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC, 29403
Event Self-Parking Complimentary
Event Valet Parking $10.00
For questions or additional information, please contact:
LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP | firstname.lastname@example.org | (301) 633-0330
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