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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
Mass Timber Shafts and Shaft Wall Solutions for Mass Timber Buildings
The rapid growth of mass timber construction in the U.S. has led to a variety of solutions for shaft wall framing. Mass timber buildings can have mass timber shaft walls, light-frame wood shaft walls, or shaft walls constructed of a different building material altogether. The prefabricated nature...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1.5
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Specifying and Using Pressure-Treated Southern Pine for Marine Applications
Southern pine (SP) is a group of four highly versatile and durable softwood species with a unique cellular structure that permits deep, uniform penetration of preservatives, making it preferred for pressure treatment in aquatic environments. SP is used in a wide variety of marine applications, ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Light Wood-Frame Shaft Wall Detailing for Code Compliance and Constructability
While mid-rise wood buildings sometimes include shaft walls made from other materials, wood shaft walls are increasingly recognized by designers as a code-compliant option – with added benefits of lower cost, faster installation, and compatibility with the rest of the wood framing. This ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1.5
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Designing Sustainable, Prefabricated Wood Buildings
In this course, you’ll explore foundational concepts of prefabricated construction, along with its potential advantages. Materials cover the unique benefits of prefabricated light wood-frame and mass timber construction, including types of prefabricated timber systems, assemblies, and wood ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Mass Timber and the Future of Urban Multi-Family Development
To create multi-family developments that resonate deeply with potential tenants, development firm Juno has been considering what makes a home truly appealing in the modern world and how we can make living spaces healthier for the people who inhabit them? A thorough response to this must consider ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, 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
The Woodpecker's Delight: Nader Tehrani on the Role of Wood Architecture in Culture and Ecology
This guest lecture is presented by Nader Tahrani, Principal of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry. In a world increasingly challenged by global warming, the construction ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
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
Fire and Structural Analysis for Mass Timber Buildings
Traditionally, the role of the structural engineer on building projects has focused on structure-related tasks—such as member sizing, connection detailing, general notes, and specifications for structural components. Design criteria such as fire-resistance ratings, acoustics, and aesthetics have ...
Provider: WoodWorks
Learning Hours: 1.5
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