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Decoded | Tall Wood: A New Path Forward - Code Provisions and Design Steps

This is the first session in the 2021 Decoded series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee. 

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.

Join us online February 24, 2020 for Decoded | Tall Wood: A New Path Forward – Code Provisions and Design Steps. Register below and look for information regarding online event access in your confirmation email.

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Registration Deadline: Monday, February 22, 5:00pm PT. 

All registration and credit questions can be directed to Zoe Guckenheimer


SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM PT | Webinar

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All sessions and speakers subject to change. 


COST

Includes continuing education credit (2 AIA LU HSW) 

$50.00 AIA Member
$50.00 Government + Partners
$25.00 Associate
$15.00 Student
$100.00 Non-Member

Reduced rate options are available. Please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form via email by Friday, February 19, 5:00PM PT. 


SPEAKER

Janelle Leafblad, Regional Director – Project Support Field Division, Woodworks | Janelle has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley. Janelle is a licensed professional engineer in California.

 

 

All sessions and speakers subject to change.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Review the global history of tall wood construction and highlight the mass timber products used in these structures.
  • Explore the work and conclusions of the ICC Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings in establishing 14 new code provisions for the 2021 IBC that address tall wood construction.
  • Discuss code-compliant options for exposing mass timber, where up to 2-hour fire-resistance ratings are required, and demonstrate design methodologies for achieving these ratings.
  • Review code requirements unique to tall wood buildings, focusing on items such as sprinklers, shaft construction and concealed spaces.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2021 CODE SERIES SPONSORS


SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CODE COMMITTEE

Special thanks to the Code Committee for planning this series of sessions!

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
Marc Chavez, AIA
Steve Dombrowski, AIA


Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Zoe Guckenheimer, Program & Event Coordinator at AIA Seattle

Program Questions?
Contact Connor Descheemaker, Member Engagement Manager at AIA Seattle

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact Kristen Lound, Associate Director, Growth & Operations at AIA Seattle

Details

Date
February 24
Time
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Price
$15 - $100
Class Credit
2 LU/HSW

Organizer

AIA Seattle
Phone
(206) 448-4938
Website
www.aiaseattle.org

Venue

(online)