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General Contractor’s Guide to Mass Timber Project Estimation
How can general contractors meet the growing demand for mass timber buildings? While developers across the country are pursuing mass timber projects, knowledge among the general contractor community is not yet widespread. Companies have varying degrees of familiarity with both the products and ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 2
Credits: AIA LU, ICC CEU
Common Challenges in Light Wood-Frame Gravity Structural Design
This presentation will explore common challenges and solutions for gravity framing structural design of light-frame multi-story buildings. With the proliferation of wood construction for four, five and even six-story multi-family and mixed-use buildings, more project teams are facing the design ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Building the Regenerative City, Presented by Alan Organschi
The built environment is responsible for an estimated 40% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions as well as a host of other global ecological and social impacts. By 2050, there will be 2.5 billion new inhabitants of global cities. Demand for new buildings and infrastructure will grow ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Disruptive Ecologies: Mass Timber as a Lower-Carbon Building Approach, Presented by Susan Jones
In this lecture, Jones provides insight into an ecological journey of a decade-long search for sustainable design strategies. The course focuses on how mass timber can be used as a lower-carbon approach to building design while also maintaining the safety and well-being of the occupants. The ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Offsite Construction in Wood: Reinventing the Role of the Design Professional
Prefabrication, modularization, offsite and industrialized construction are increasingly being used as strategies to address mounting supply chain challenges, labor shortages, and escalating costs. The market for factory-based construction continues to rise in the U.S., especially in multi-family...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Protective Design in Mass Timber Construction
Local and federal government agencies are increasingly pursuing mass timber for their building projects—inspired by the sustainability and aesthetic of these innovative wood materials, as well as their strength and dimensional stability. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
2021 IBC: Building Bigger and Taller with Low Carbon Wood
In this course, you’ll learn about the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) changes related to tall wood construction, including three new building types that allow for wood buildings up to 18 stories and even taller using an Alternate Materials and Methods Requests (AMMR). Rigorous fire ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Mass Timber Construction Management: Design Through Project Close Out
Innovations in mass timber construction are offering new opportunities for the building industry. Products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (glulam) have high strength-to-weight ratios, allowing them to replace more traditional construction materials while providing ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 3
Credits: AIA LU, ICC CEU
What’s New and What’s Next for Wood Design and Construction: Track 1, Mass Timber Design Specifics
Track 1 of 3. See Learning Objectives for this track's content.  More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the building development, design and construction communities continue to experience unprecedented change. Demands for multi-unit housing continue to rise, as do land, material and ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 3
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
What’s New and What’s Next for Wood Design and Construction: Track 2, Technical Focus
Track 2 of 3. See Learning Objectives for this track's content.  More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the building development, design and construction communities continue to experience unprecedented change. Demands for multi-unit housing continue to rise, as do land, material and ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 3
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
What’s New and What’s Next for Wood Design and Construction: Track 3, Project Examples and Processes
Track 3 of 3. See Learning Objectives for this track's content.  More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the building development, design and construction communities continue to experience unprecedented change. Demands for multi-unit housing continue to rise, as do land, material and ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 3
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Concealed Spaces in Wood-Frame and Mass Timber Construction: Dropped Ceilings, Sprinklers, Fireblocking, and Draftstopping
Concealed spaces—e.g., dropped ceilings or soffits—are common in light wood-frame and mass timber buildings. However, equally common are misunderstandings as to what requirements exist for their fire protection. Do all concealed spaces with combustible materials require sprinkler protection, ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Lateral Design for Mass Timber Structures: How to Do It, How It’s Been Done
While mass timber floor and roof systems are relatively common, cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall panels—and their use as shearwalls in particular—have been somewhat limited by their lack of recognition in codes and standards—until now. With the American Wood Council’s 2021 Special Design ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1.5
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
CA Codes for Mass Timber Buildings: Project Approvals and Fire Performance
Mass timber construction has experienced tremendous growth in the US over the past decade, and California is no exception. Now with expanded code provisions for mass timber buildings in the July 2021 California Building Code (CBC) updates, the construction of tall mass timber structures up to 18 ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 3.5
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Common Challenges in Wood Lateral System Layouts
Creative structures are becoming increasingly common to differentiate projects in the highly competitive commercial and multi-family construction market. However, aesthetically pleasing shapes can create challenging lateral load paths and structural irregularities that are difficult to define and...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1.5
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Hybrid Mass Timber + Steel at the Rhode Island School of Design Residence Hall
The Quad, a new 6-story residence hall on the campus of the Rhode Island School of Design, is the first major student housing project in New England to be constructed using a hybrid cross-laminated timber and steel structural system. In this presentation, the structural engineer will provide an ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Sound Solutions: Designing for Acoustics in Wood Structures
Noise control in buildings such as apartments, schools, and offices plays an important role in tenant satisfaction. Selecting an effective wall or floor/ceiling assembly is important—and necessary for proper design—but it’s just one of several considerations. Covering both light wood-frame and ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Structural Engineering of Wood Over Podium Structures
Wood over podium structures have become common in the United States as demand has increased for dense, mixed-use spaces and multi-unit residences. Using the maximum allowable building heights can result in structures with five stories of wood over two stories of concrete; however, there are a ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
New for DoD Designers: Structural Design of Mass Timber Exposed to Blast Loads
Facilities constructed for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) must often must be designed for blast loads in accordance with anti-terrorism requirements stipulated in UFC 4-010-01. As cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber solutions continue making inroads in federal construction ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
University of Arkansas Mass Timber Residence Halls: Design and Construction Insights
At over 202,000 square feet, Stadium Drive at the University of Arkansas is the nation’s first large-scale mass timber residence hall project. Framed with cross-laminated timber (CLT) floor and roof panels and glued-laminated timber (glulam) columns and beams, the project creates a vibrant new ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU