WoodWorks to host national symposium on taller wood buildings

On November 6 and 7, the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host a National Symposium, “Toward Taller Wood Buildings”, in Chicago, Ill. Intended to give attendees a practical perspective on North America’s evolution toward taller wood buildings, the Symposium will focus on how designers are increasing density at lower cost by designing taller mid-rise buildings under the International Building Code (IBC), as well as the structural design of wood buildings 10 stories and higher. Case study presentations will feature projects that are operational or under construction elsewhere in the world, while research sessions present current information related to the feasibility and performance (e.g., seismic, fire) of tall wood buildings in the U.S. Structural design sessions cover topics such as cross laminated timber floor design and innovative connections.

Keynote Speaker: Michael Green, mga: From his TED Talk to the landmark report, “The Case for Tall Wood”, to his own 30-story wood building design, architect Michael Green is a leading advocated for meeting climate change objectives with taller wood buildings.

For full program details, please visit Woodworks.org.

Education Credits: Attendees can earn 12.0 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits

Who: This seminar is intended for engineers, architects, builders and others with an interest in the design and construction of taller mid-rise wood buildings. To learn about WoodWorks and for information about additional education opportunities, free project support and other resources, visit WoodWorks online.

Where: Venue SIX10
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

When: November 5-7, 2014
November 5: On-site check-in: 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
November 6: On-site check-in 7:00a.m. – 8:00a.m.
November 6: Program 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
November 7: Program 8:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Cost: $125 per attendee, limited seating is available.

Registration: http://www.woodworks.org/education-event/toward-taller-wood-buildings

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