Skip to content
Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Frame it Right: The Basics and Beyond for Light-Frame Construction

November 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

  • In Person

Regional In-Person Seminar (Portland, OR)


This 2 part presentation will cover:

Frame It Right – Engineered Wood Use in Big Buildings

The demand for commercial and multifamily construction is soaring, and the framing industry is expanding to meet this demand. APA – The Engineered Wood Association has walked hundreds of job sites and identified the most common wood construction framing errors found in today’s nonresidential buildings.  This session examines the consequences of these framing mistakes from the ground up providing practical solutions for avoiding typical issues using APA resources as a guide.

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

A trend toward larger mid-rise wood-frame buildings increases the need for information on fire-resistant detailing and construction.  This presentation will focus on common detailing issues and areas of misunderstanding related to exterior walls and their intersection with rated floor assemblies, and detailing for elevator, stair, and mechanical shafts. The discussion will focus on fire resistance-rated design parameters and other architectural and structural considerations related to exterior and shaft walls. Mid-rise wood-frame opportunities and code-specified building sizes will be reviewed, followed by a discussion about detailing code requirements, code compliance, and rationale for approval with an emphasis on constructability and practicality.


Speakers: Larry Oenning, PE, APA – The Engineered Wood Association  and Kate Carrigg, PE, WoodWorks


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



Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute (PNCI)

4222 NE 158th Ave, Portland, OR 97230

Free parking available


For questions or additional information, please contact:

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


1430 Q / D&S Development / The HR Group Architects / Greg Folkins Photography


November 15, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST
Event Category:


Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute
4222 Northeast 158th Avenue
Portland, OR 97230 United States