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Buddy Showalter, AWC, will be presenting Code Compliant Fire-Resistance Design for Wood Construction

When: March 22, 2017
Where: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 W Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, Texas  75039
United States
Contact: Dawn Veach

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Wood Solutions Fairs are FREE multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits (one per attended seminar).  AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.


Code Compliant Fire-Resistance Design for Wood Construction

John “Buddy” Showalter, PE, American Wood Council

In a building environment where the ability to maximize height and area is key to cost effectiveness, designers must understand the gamut of fire protection considerations applicable to mid- and low-rise wood structures. This presentation will include code requirements, compliance options and nuances related to assembly selection for required fire resistance-rated floor/ceiling assemblies, exterior walls, fire barriers, fire partitions, and fire walls. 

Buddy Showalter joined the American Wood Council (AWC) staff in 1992 and currently serves as Vice President of Technology Transfer. His responsibilities at AWC include oversight of publications, website, helpdesk, education, and other technical media. He serves as Editor in Chief of the Editorial Board for Wood Design Focus, published by the Forest Products Society, and is a member of the Editorial Board for STRUCTURE magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. Prior to joining AWC, Showalter was Technical Director of the Truss Plate Institute. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

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