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Type III Construction: Exterior Walls – Designing & Detailing

July 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:45 pm EDT

  • Online

Regional Online Seminar (DC, DE, MD, VA, WV)

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.


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


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:

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


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


July 31
11:30 am - 1:45 pm EDT
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