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Type III Construction: Exterior Walls – Designing & Detailing

July 30 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm EDT

  • In Person

Regional In-Person Seminar (Richmond, VA)

Part 1: Design Considerations for Durable Wood Structures

With proper design, detailing and specification, wood structures can provide long and useful service lives while also offering a reduced environmental impact. The key is careful planning and understanding of environmental loads and other external factors likely to impact a building over its lifetime. This presentation provides an overview of considerations related to durable wood design, including moisture management techniques, preservative treatment specification, and details for controlling termites.

Part 2: Type III Fire-Resistant Design and Detailing for Exterior Walls, Shafts and Intersections

A trend toward larger mid-rise wood-frame buildings has more designers seeking information on fire resistant detailing. This presentation will focus on common detailing issues and areas of misunderstanding related to exterior walls and their intersection with rated floor assemblies. Mid-rise wood-frame opportunities and code-specified building sizes will also be reviewed, followed by discussion of detailing code requirements, code compliance, and rationale for approval with an emphasis on constructability and practicality.


Please join us before the seminar for lunch.


Speaker: John O’Donald II, PE | WoodWorks


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



Bio+Tech Center – Founders Conference Room

800 East Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23233


Event Parking:
Eighth Street Parking Deck ($2/hour, daily max $16)

659 N. 8th St.

Richmond, VA 23298


For questions or additional information, please contact:

LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP | | (301) 633-0330


Image: 1430 Q, The HR Group Architects, Buehler Engineering, Greg Folkins Photography


July 30
11:30 am - 2:30 pm EDT
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Bio+Tech Center – Founders Conference Room
800 East Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States