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Choosing Construction Type Just Got Easier: Design Tools to Simplify IBC Chapter 5 AM (BCD425)
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Choosing Construction Type Just Got Easier: Design Tools to Simplify IBC Chapter 5 AM (BCD425)

Through a combination of building code highlights, design examples, and resources, this presentation will focus on practical approaches that make determining construction type and associated allowable heights and areas, considerably easier.

5/10/2018
When: Thursday, May 10, 2018
From 10:55am until 12:00pm Eastern. 1 Hour of Education credit awarded.
Where: Complimentary Webinar
Webinar
United States
Presenter: Paul Coats, PE, CBO, AWC and Ricky McClain, PE, SE, WoodWorks
Contact: 202-463-2704


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Date:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 
Time: 
10:55AM-12:00PM Eastern
9:55AM-11:00AM Central
8:55AM-10:00AM Mountain
7:55AM-9:00AM Pacific 

 

Choosing Construction Type Just Got Easier: Design Tools to Simplify IBC Chapter 5  - BCD425

Determining the allowable building code construction type based on for a building’s occupancy and size is fundamental to proper design. It also can be one of the most daunting code analysis steps—but it doesn’t have to be! Through a combination of building code highlights, design examples, and resources, this presentation will focus on practical approaches that make determining construction type and associated allowable heights and areas, considerably easier. Topics will include building size and height alternatives in from the 2015 International Building Code and an introduction to free calculators and other resources that speed and simplify the process. Code requirements for fire safety during construction will also be reviewed.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize construction types, occupancies, and determine building heights and areas for wood-frame low- and mid-rise construction per the 2015 International Building Code.
2. Describe Code Conforming Wood Design, and highlight its use as a resource for designers when analyzing single-occupancy structures.
3. Discuss allowable building size calculators and review their capabilities in analyzing single- and multi-occupancy buildings.
4. Discuss the special provisions of International Building Code Section 510 and give examples of their applications in common building configurations.

 

Paul Coats, PE, CBO, American Wood Council 

 

Paul Coats, PE, CBO, is the Southeast Regional Manager for the AWC, which produces code-referenced design standards such as the National Design Specification® for Wood Construction and the Wood Frame Construction Manual. A graduate of Purdue University, Paul has over 25 years of experience with codes, including building inspection, plan review, engineering, and consulting. He routinely assists code officials and designers and participates in national and state-level code development activities. Prior to joining AWC, Paul was on the Code Development Staff of BOCA International, a legacy organization of the International Code Council.

 

Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks

Ricky is a licensed Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer in the states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, and is a Technical Director of Architectural and Engineering Solutions for the WoodWorks program. He has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to the structural design, project management and construction administration of new single-family, multi-family, municipal, industrial, and mixed-used buildings. Before joining WoodWorks, Ricky was a Senior Structural Engineer for a New England-based consultant, working on projects in the Northeast from Maine to Maryland. He is Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Vermont and is a member of the ASCE Structural Wind Engineering Committee. Ricky received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine and an MS in Structural Engineering from Norwich University.

 

Equivalencies: 1 Hour of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) = 1 Learning Unit (LU)

The PDF of the presentation will posted 48 hours before the webinar, and can be accessed here.

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