Demand for multi-family housing continues to play an important role in the overall U.S. construction market. While dominant in single family residential construction, the cost-effective, code-compliant and sustainable attributes of wood construction apply to mid-rise multi-family projects, too. This CEU explores the reasons for the increasing popularity of wood in multi-family buildings, reviews code compliance and fire safety technical considerations, and discusses techniques for successful wood building designs. 

By the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the sustainability and economic benefits of using wood construction for mid-rise multifamily building construction or mixed-use buildings.
  • Summarize building code requirements and provisions for mid-rise wood-frame multifamily construction.
  • Discuss wood framing solutions that address issues such as shrinkage, fire protection and seismic requirements while using sustainable building design and minimizing the carbon footprint of the building.
  • Explore innovations in wood framing design techniques and wood product technologies that enhance energy efficiency.

Course Type: Article
Learning Hours: 1
AIA Course #: TWREN7234
AIA Credit (LU/HSW): 1
AIA Session #: 1
AIA Provider #: 501110112
AIA Expiration Date: July 13, 2026
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW