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Gravity and Lateral Design of Mass Timber Structures

September 28, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

  • In Person

Regional In-Person Seminar (Long Beach, CA)

This presentation will provide a detailed look at the structural design processes associated with a variety of mass timber products, including glued-laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber (CLT), and nail-laminated timber (NLT). Applications for the use of these products in gravity force-resisting systems under modern building codes will be discussed. Other technical topics will include mass timber floor panel vibration criteria, connection options and design considerations, and an introduction to lateral systems common in mass timber buildings. Mass timber framing components are often left exposed to act as a finish while taking advantage of their aesthetics. As such, they are often required to provide a fire-resistance rating demonstrating their ability to maintain structural integrity in the event of a fire. This session will also discuss structural design of mass timber elements under fire conditions.

Lunch is included, following the seminar.


Speaker: Mike Romanowski, SE


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



Long Beach Public Library, Billie Jean King Main Library

200 W. Broadway

Long Beach, CA 90802

Community Room A, First floor




For questions or additional information, please contact:

Jaime Krohn, CMP | | (312) 841-8272


Long Beach Civic Center – Billie Jean King Main Library / SOM ǀ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill / Photo Benny Chan


September 28, 2023
10:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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Billie Jean King Main Library
200 West Broadway, Community Room A, First Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States