What: The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting a seminar in Minneapolis, Minn. focused on building taller and bigger multi-story wood buildings. The seminar offers a detailed analysis of Type III and V building types and how they are utilized to create structures with five-plus stories of wood-frame construction under the International Building Code. Provided by an expert in wood design and engineering, it will cover height and area provisions in depth, including podiums and mezzanines.

Discussion will also include common detailing choices at exterior walls to accommodate fire, structural and aesthetic requirements. As well, methods for calculating and accommodating for shrinkage in wood buildings will be reviewed. Examples of various building configurations and site layouts will be used to illustrate common methods for increasing unit density.

Education Credits: Attendees can earn 2.0 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits

Who: This seminar is intended for engineers, architects, builders and others with an interest in the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. To learn about WoodWorks and for information about additional education opportunities, free project support and other resources, visit WoodWorks.org.

Where: McCormick & Schmick’s, Minneapolis
800 Nicollet Mall
(9th Street and Nicollet Mall)
Minneapolis, MN 55402

When: September 23, 2014
On-site check-in: 9:00 a.m.
Program and lunch: 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Cost: $20 per attendee, includes lunch. Limited seating available.

Registration: woodworks.org/events-calendar/upcoming