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Matt Hunter, BCO, AWC will be presenting DCA-6/Fire Performance of Engineered Wood Products/WFCM High Wind Guide

 Export to Your Calendar 4/9/2017 to 4/12/2017
When: April 9-12, 2017
Where: Newport Harbor Hotel
49 America’s Cup Ave
Newport, Rhode Island  02840
United States
Contact: Dee Rainville

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DCA-6/Fire Performance of Engineered Wood Products/WFCM High Wind Guide, Matt Hunter, BCO, SEO
AIA HSW: 3, CEU: 0.3 (½ Day)


With the adoption of the 2015 edition of the ICC model code, the American Wood Council has yet to implement the newest changes in Design for Code Acceptance 6: Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA6}.
This presentation will cover a typical load path for a deck, a brief history of deck provisions in the International Residential Code, and an explanation of what parts of the newest version of DCA6 are applicable to the 2015 IRC. Back ground assumptions and additional resources will be provided as well as a discussion on the future of DCA6
and deck codes. Types of engineered wood products commonly used in residential construction, reasons for their use, practical applications, and resistance of these materials to fire will be presented. Adhesives, code compliance, and available resources to verify code compliance will be discussed. An overview of test standards and approved agencies that verify code compliance of engineered wood products will also be provided.


Learning Objectives:
Be familiar with provisions of the 2015 WFCM and High Wind Guides and relevant references in the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) and 2015 International Building Code.
Be familiar with changes in the 2015 WFCM and how they impact structural design.
Understand how roof, floor, and wall assemblies and connections interact as part of a wind uplift and lateral force resisting system.
Understand how to appropriately apply tables in both the WFCM and High Wind Guides to determine prescriptive minimums.


Matthew M. Hunter, BCO, SEO is the Northeast Regional Manager for the American Wood Council (AWC), which produces internationally recognized design standards for wood construction.  His work experience includes all phases of commercial and residential land development, building inspection, plan review, municipal engineering, and consulting.  Prior to joining the AWC, Matt was a Building Code Official, Sewage Enforcement Officer, and civil engineering designer, draftsman, and field inspector with Pennoni Associates, Inc. Consulting Engineers for fifteen (15) years.  Matt has served various townships and boroughs throughout eastern Pennsylvania and has also worked in the trades as a residential framing carpenter and custom deck builder.


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