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

August 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

  • In Person
Hotel Magdalena exterior with interior lit up

Regional In-Person Seminar (Austin, TX)

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 after the seminar from 4:30-6:00pm for a networking happy hour.


Speaker: Mark Bartlett, PE , WoodWorks


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



Hotel Magdalena

1101 Music Lane, Austin, TX 78704


Event Parking:

$20 hotel valet, parking garage right across from the hotel on Music Lane, or any first come first serve street parking on Congress or Academy Dr.


For questions or additional information, please contact:

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



Hotel Magdalena
1101 Music Lane
Austin, TX 78704 United States