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Interior Wall Deep Dive: Fire Walls, Barriers, Partitions and Shaft Walls

July 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PDT

  • Online

Regional Online Seminar (CA-North, NV, UT)

This 2 part presentation will cover:

Fire-Resistant Design and Detailing: Firewalls, Fire Barriers and Fire Partitions

With an increase in wood-frame buildings, more designers are seeking information on code-compliant and constructible detailing. Many are unsure of the code’s requirements for details, specifically at the intersection of rated assemblies and where structure and fire protection meet. This presentation will focus on interior fire-rated assemblies such as firewalls, fire barriers and fire partitions. Discussion will include fire-resistance rating continuity, allowable uses of wood framing in rated assemblies, and allowable penetrations.

Shaft Wall Solutions for Wood-Frame Structures

It is fairly common for light wood-frame commercial and multi-family buildings to include another material for the shaft construction. However, many designers and contractors have come to realize that wood-frame shaft walls are a code-compliant means of reducing cost and shortening construction schedule. In this presentation, detailing for elevator, stair and mechanical shafts will be reviewed along with relevant code provisions. Discussion will focus on fire resistance-rated design parameters but will also include other architectural and structural considerations related to shaft walls.


Speakers: Chelsea Drenick, SE, WoodWorks


Attendees can Earn 2 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits


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:

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