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Orlando: Mass Timber and Conventional Wood Frame Construction: Building Codes and Standards

11/13/2019
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
8am - 4pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal Blvd
7800 Universal Blvd
Orlando, Florida  32819
United States
Presenter: Paul Coats, PE, CBO, AWC and Buddy Showalter, PE, ICC
Contact: Ken Hix
706.336.3041


Online registration is available until: 11/23/2019
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MASS TIMBER AND CONVENTIONAL WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION: BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS  

SESSION 1 // 8:15am – 9:15am 2015 WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION MANUAL - SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AND INTRODUCTION TO HIGH WIND GUIDES (STD333 – 1 hour)

Engineering concepts from the 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM), used to develop the 2015 WFCM High Wind Guides, will be covered, along with an overview of the 2015 WFCM. The WFCM and High Wind Guides provide designers and code officials with time-saving tools using prescriptive solutions (based on structural engineering principles) for wood structures to resist anticipated wind loads. Example problems showing how to apply tabular solutions offered in the High Wind Guide will also be presented. 

SESSION 2 // 9:30am – 11:30am DISASTER RESISTANT WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION EXAMPLE USING THE 2015 WFCM (STD340 – 2 hours)

This course uses Design of Wood Frame Buildings for High Wind, Snow, and Seismic Loadings (2015 WFCM Workbook) which provides a design example, helpful checklist, and background information for design of a wood-frame structure in accordance with the 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM). Using plans from a 2-story residence, participants prescriptively design the structure to resist high wind and typical residential gravity loads. An overview of appropriate loads to apply to residential structures will be provided. Participants will work through roof, wall, and floor system designs including shear walls and appropriate connections between roof, floor, wall, and foundations to maintain load path.

SESSION 3 // 1:15pm – 2:15pm INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) ESSENTIALS FOR WOOD CONSTRUCTION BASED ON THE 2015 IBC (BCD420 – 1 hour)

Based on the popular Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), a joint publication of the American Wood Council (AWC) and the International Code Council (ICC), this presentation concisely summarizes the 2015 IBC for commercial and multi-family residential construction. It will explain the determination of maximum building size for eight common use groups using the new height and area tables of the 2015 IBC and pre-calculated tables provided in the CCWD. It will also address establishing fire resistance for wood assemblies and heavy timber; special provisions for pedestal buildings; criteria for finishes, appendages, and other wood features; the scoping of referenced wood design standards; an overview of structural provisions in Chapter 23; and requirements for precautions during construction.

SESSION 4 // 2:30pm – 4:00pm OUTCOMES OF THE ICC TALL WOOD BUILDING AD HOC COMMITTEE: TALL MASS TIMBER PROVISIONS IN THE 2021 I-CODES (DES607 - 1.5 hours)

In early 2016, the ICC Board of Directors approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to explore the building science of tall wood buildings with the scope being to investigate the feasibility of and take action to develop code changes for tall wood buildings. Since that time, the Tall Wood Building (TWB) Ad Hoc Committee has reviewed voluminous materials regarding tall wood buildings, including results of various testing around the world, as well as studies domestically in support of the TWB charge to conduct a thorough review of the science of tall wood. The TWB developed its own test scenario(s) to substantiate any code change proposals (testing was carried out at ATF labs); and worked to develop a comprehensive set of technically substantiated code changes for consideration during the 2018 Group A code development process. The intensive research performed by the Committee was submitted under the ICC Code Development Process, along with the resulting proposals developed by Committee consensus. All of the Group A TWB proposals have been approved. The TWB has also developed a set of Group B proposals, submitted in January 2019.

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