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Frame it Right: Optimizing Size & Framing Efficiency in Mid-Rise Buildings

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

  • In Person
  • Online

Regional Online & In-Person Event (Minneapolis, MN)

Increasingly, building designers and developers are looking to mid-rise wood construction as a cost-effective and sustainable solution for commercial and multi-family buildings. This presentation will review the allowable construction types, with an emphasis on the opportunities and advantages of using light-frame wood in Types III and V. Presenters will cover design considerations associated with these projects, including how to maximize height and area through the use of sprinklers, open frontage, sloping sites, podiums, and mezzanines. Common framing methods will also be discussed in the context of ensuring that projects are designed to be structurally sound, constructable, and code compliant.


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


Speakers: Tino Kalayil, PE, WoodWorks and Ron Nuttall, Engineered Wood Specialist APA, The Engineered Wood Association


In-Person Attendees:

Join us after the presentation for a networking happy hour.


Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

1500 Washington Ave South

Minneapolis, MN 55454

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Online Attendees:

  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks via email.
  • Please note that to receive a certificate, attendees must stay for the duration of the event.


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Mary Schramka | | (708) 204-9578


Image: Thomas Logan / Pivot North Architects / Axiom / Chad Case Visuals