Subject: Symposium Offers In-Depth Look at Mass Timber + Wood-Frame Building Design
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | The Westin Galleria Dallas
Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your wood design skills with a full day of advanced education that’s relevant to the design and construction of buildings in the the US. Whether you’re looking for insights on the latest innovations and trends, or increased understanding of design topics and code compliance, new tall wood code provisions, and fire protection – there’s something here for you.
Who should attend?
* Structural engineers
* Building owners/developers
* Code officials
* Anyone interested in the possibilities & performance of mass timber and wood-frame construction
Why spend your day with us?
If you’re considering mass timber for a project, this event will help you develop the expertise & industry connections to succeed. Learn from speakers who have designed, engineered and constructed mass timber buildings in Texas—including The Soto, a six-story, state-of-the-art mixed-use building in San Antonio.
Looking to hone your wood-frame expertise? Whether you’re working on a larger wood-frame building than you’ve designed before or you’re just beginning to explore wood’s advantages, this event has information that can help you design quality, sustainable and cost-effective wood buildings.
Choose from three concurrent tracks of seminars, on topics that include:
- Mass timber / tall wood (including new code changes and case studies)
- Fire-resistance design
- Envelope design
- Passive house design
- Shaft wall solutions
- Shear wall design
- Integrated air & water barrier systems
- Timberlands, production & projects in Texas
Product information – Meet leading manufacturers and related suppliers at the industry exhibit showcase.
One-on-one assistance – Meet with WoodWorks staff and other experts. Bring your questions! WoodWorks provides free project support across the US. (See below.)
Education credits – Earn up to 5.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 5.5 PDH credits or 0.55 ICC credits.
Testimonials from recent events:
This was the first seminar that I attended with Woodworks and was very impressed with the range of topics, speakers and vendors. Thank you for putting together an excellent symposium. ~ Architect Attendee, November 2018
Great program, great speakers and very informative for those of us trying to get smarter about Mass Timber and its many components. ~ Engineer attendee, September 2018
Additional Free Resources Offered by WoodWorks:
WoodWorks offers a wide range of resources in addition to signature events, workshops and lunch seminars across the US. Our website includes case studies, solution papers, design examples, “Ask an Expert” tips, webinars, CE courses, online calculators, and more.
Ask An Expert:
Question: What design and detailing considerations exist when splicing shear wall top plates at wall discontinuities? Get the Answer.
With careful design and detailing, mass timber buildings can meet the acoustic performance expectations of most building types. Check out our new solution paper, Acoustics and Mass Timber: Room-to-Room Noise Control (PDF).
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Designing a wood building? Ask us anything.
WoodWorks – Wood Products Council provides free technical support as well as education and resources related to the code-compliant design of commercial and multi-family wood buildings.
- Allowable heights and areas/construction types
- Structural detailing of wood-frame and hybrid material systems
- Design and detailing for moisture
- Fire resistance and acoustical-rated assemblies
- Efficient + code-compliant lateral system design
- Alternate means of code compliance
- Energy-efficient detailing
For project support contact:
Contact a regional director near you or email firstname.lastname@example.org.