WoodWorks to host free Wood Solutions Fair in Minneapolis

WoodWorks, an educational initiative of the Wood Products Council, will host its spring Wood Solutions Fair in Minneapolis, Minn., on Thursday, April 7. The fair is a free, daylong educational event for architects, engineers, builders, professors and students. It combines topical seminars with relevant trade booths to provide a comprehensive educational experience for building with wood in a full range of non-residential and multi-family building types.

The Wood Solutions Fair will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center at 1301 Second Avenue South. The exhibit hall will open at 7:00 a.m.

Seminar topics include, but are not limited to:
-Connection Solutions for Wood-Framed Structures
-Designing Better Buildings with Life Cycle Assessment
-National Design Specification for Wood Construction
-Timber: A Viable Alternative to Steel or Concrete in Multi-Story Framed Buildings
-Insulation Technologies and Installation Specifications for Better Energy Performance of Commercial Buildings
-Seismic and Wind Design Considerations for Wood-Framed Structures
-Understanding Your Environment: Forests, Trees and Responsible Wood Products
-Wood in Schools

The Wood Solutions Fair provides in-depth and practical information that can be applied to projects immediately.

The hosting organization, WoodWorks, is an approved AIA and ALA provider, and eligible attendees will qualify for up to 6 AIA/CES LUs or ALA credits. Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site. This program has also been submitted to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Construction Codes and Licensing Division and the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Safety and Buildings Division for continuing education credits for building officials/inspectors.

More details and registration information can be found on the WoodWorks website, www.woodworks.org.

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