Participants will be exposed to two days of wood design regulation, code, and specifications. There will also be sessions on wind and seismic design provisions (with lab testing of a shear wall!) and in-depth information on cross-laminated timber in both Europe and the US.
Michelle Kam-Biron, SE, PE, Senior Director of Education at AWC, will be presenting:
Wednesday, May 17:
Fire Resistance Design for Wood Construction
2015 International Building Code and National Design Specifications® - Significant Changes and Design Examples (calculated fire resistance TR-10)
2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic - Significant Changes and Design Examples using the SDPWS and WFCM
Thursday, May 18:
Overview of Cross- and Nail-laminated Timber (Michelle Kam-Biron, AWC)
** We’ll be raffling off a hardcopy and electronic copy of the 2015 Wood Design Package that includes the NDS, NDS Supplement and SDPWS at this event! **
12 AIA HSW/LU's and 1.2 ICC CEU's available
Registration and more information here
Michelle Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and Senior Director of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC) where she oversees and develops continuing educational resources related to structural wood for architects, engineers, and code officials. Prior to joining AWC, she worked for nearly five years in the wood industry as the Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction for the Wood Products Council initiative WoodWorks. She also has over 20 years of experience managing, designing and plan reviewing a wide range of projects of various structural materials. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering. She is a certified Earthquake Disaster Assessment volunteer and a member of the International Code Council. She also serves on the NCSEA Basic Wood Education and Continuing Education Committees, is a Past-President of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California and the incoming Chair ASCE-SEI Wood Education Committee.