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Type III Construction of Exterior Walls: Detailing Practices & Code Options

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT

  • Online

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

The trend toward larger mid-rise light-frame wood buildings has more designers seeking information on fire resistant detailing. This presentation will introduce Type III construction, then focus on common detailing issues and areas of misunderstanding related to exterior walls and their intersection with rated floor assemblies. Grey areas in the code have led to a variety of detailing practices. However, the upcoming 2024 International Building Code (IBC) clarifies Type III exterior wall intersection detailing allowances and explicitly allows for platform framed construction. These changes in the upcoming code will be reviewed, along with allowable details to meet these specifications. The presentation will also cover potential ramifications of platform framing, such as design considerations for wood shrinkage.


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


Speaker: Chelsea Drenick, SE | WoodWorks


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


Image: The Gibson / Hummel Architects / KPFF / photo Leo A. Geis