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Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair
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Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair

When: August 29, 2017
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington DC, District of Columbia 
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.


BCD220 Fire Resistance Design for Wood Construction

Determining proper code applications for designing for fire-resistance in wood-frame construction can be challenging. This presentation will include code requirements, compliance options, and nuances related to fire-resistance rated assemblies, fire design of exposed wood members, and flame-spread performance of wood products. Included will be design examples for calculating fire-resistance for exposed wood members and the component additive method for assemblies.

On completion of this course, participants will:
1. Apply approved methods and alternatives for establishing the fire-resistance of wood building elements
2. Identify some distinguishing characteristics of fire-resistance rated exterior walls, fire walls, fire barriers, and fire partitions.
3. Understand the basic fire-resistance design procedures for wood frame assemblies and certain exposed wood members
4. Understand code requirements for flame spread performance of wood products.

Paul Coats, P.E., C.B.O.,Southeast Regional Manager, American Wood Council
Paul serves as the Southeast Regional Manager of Codes and Standards for the American Wood Council (AWC).  He began his career as a building inspector for the City of Indianapolis, and then was an educator and plan review for the State of Indiana Department of Fire and Building Services.  A graduate of Purdue University, his later experience includes code consulting and project engineering.  Prior to joining AWC, he was on the code development staff of BOCA International (a legacy organization of the International Code Council).  

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