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2013 Portland Wood Solutions Fair

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October 15, 2013
Morning Session 11:00AM, Afternoon Session 4:00PM
Oregon Convention Center
Michelle Kam-Biron, Director of Education AWC

Code and Standards Development
This course will provide a brief overview of code and standards development to give context to current building code allowances and design procedures as well as future code pursuits. Topics will include recent International Code Council (ICC) and American Wood Council efforts related to code advancement, and the latest changes to the International Building Code (IBC), National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS).

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Oregon Building Officials Seminar

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November 13, 2013
8:30AM-5:00PM Pacific
Holiday Inn Select, Wilsonville, Oregon
John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E. - Vice President, Technology Transfer AWC
Jim Bowman, C.B.O., C.E.M., Northwest Regional Manager AWC

Session Overview:

  • 2012 National Design Specifications for Wood Construction (NDS) Update
  • 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) Update
  • Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD) Overview
  • Shear Wall Design Examples
  • Residential Deck Construction Guide (DCA6) Overview

Registration information will soon be available through the Oregon Building Officials Association website (www.oregonbuildingofficials.com).

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Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair

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November 14, 2013
Baltimore, MD
Michelle Kam-Biron, Director of Education AWC

Code Conforming Wood Design

This presentation is based on a set of new publications summarizing allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®). Titled Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), the documents feature an overview of the design flexibilities permitted for wood in commercial construction and should not be considered a replacement for the IBC. However, it should help engineers, architects, and building officials better understand how wood can be used in a variety of applications. The CCWD series includes a comprehensive document summarizing wood use in the IBC. A series of eight smaller documents are specific to different use groups such assembly, business, and educational buildings.  Participants can download a complimentary copy of the CCWD via: http://www.awc.org/codes/ccwdindex.html

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify building size and use parameters for wood as the primary structural elements.
  • Identify methods specified by the code for establishing fire resistance of wood assemblies and elements, and fire precautions during construction
  • Apply special provisions for design of wood structures that involve compartmentalization and sprinkler systems
  • Apply code provisions for the non-structural use of wood in buildings, such as for finishes, appendages, siding, and trim.

You can get more information from: http://woodworks.org/events-calendar/upcoming/

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FREE!
Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA 6) Webinar
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November 21, 2013
2:00PM-4:00PM Eastern
1:00PM-3:00PM Central
12:00PM-2:00PM Mountain
11:00AM-1:00PM Pacific

DCA 6 includes guidance on provisions of the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) pertaining to single level residential wood deck construction. Provisions contained in this document that are not included in the IRC are considered good practice recommendations. Based on the limited number of changes to deck provisions in the 2012 IRC, the DCA 6 2009 IRC version can be used in jurisdictions enforcing the 2012 IRC. This webinar will provide an overview of DCA 6 along with its Commentary and include several examples showing application of the deck guide.

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Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion which will serve as proof of 2.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). Pending ICC approval, 0.2 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) will be available upon completion.

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FREE!
Code Conforming Wood Design Webinar
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January 16, 2014
2:00PM-3:00PM Eastern
1:00PM-2:00PM Central
12:00PM-1:00PM Mountain
11:00AM-12:00PM Pacific

This presentation is based on a set of new publications summarizing allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®). Titled Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), the documents feature an overview of the design flexibilities permitted for wood in commercial construction and should not be considered a replacement for the IBC. However, it should help engineers, architects, and building officials better understand how wood can be used in a variety of applications. The CCWD series includes a comprehensive document summarizing wood use in the IBC. A series of eight smaller documents are specific to different use groups such assembly, business, and educational buildings.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify building size and use parameters for wood as the primary structural elements.
  2. Identify methods specified by the code for establishing fire resistance of wood assemblies and elements, and fire precautions during construction
  3. Apply special provisions for design of wood structures that involve compartmentalization and sprinkler systems
  4. Apply code provisions for the non-structural use of wood in buildings, such as for finishes, appendages, siding, and trim

Register Now for free!

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Southeast Wood Solutions Fair

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January 29, 2014
Charlotte, NC
Michelle Kam-Biron, Director of Education AWC

Code Conforming Wood Design

This presentation is based on a set of new publications summarizing allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®). Titled Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), the documents feature an overview of the design flexibilities permitted for wood in commercial construction and should not be considered a replacement for the IBC. However, it should help engineers, architects, and building officials better understand how wood can be used in a variety of applications. The CCWD series includes a comprehensive document summarizing wood use in the IBC. A series of eight smaller documents are specific to different use groups such assembly, business, and educational buildings.  Participants can download a complimentary copy of the CCWD via: http://www.awc.org/codes/ccwdindex.html

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify building size and use parameters for wood as the primary structural elements.
  • Identify methods specified by the code for establishing fire resistance of wood assemblies and elements, and fire precautions during construction
  • Apply special provisions for design of wood structures that involve compartmentalization and sprinkler systems
  • Apply code provisions for the non-structural use of wood in buildings, such as for finishes, appendages, siding, and trim.

You can get more information from: http://woodworks.org/events-calendar/upcoming/

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Southern California Wood Solutions Fair

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Location:
AWC Speaker:
February 26, 2014
Long Beach, CA
Michelle Kam-Biron, Director of Education AWC

Code Conforming Wood Design

This presentation is based on a set of new publications summarizing allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®). Titled Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), the documents feature an overview of the design flexibilities permitted for wood in commercial construction and should not be considered a replacement for the IBC. However, it should help engineers, architects, and building officials better understand how wood can be used in a variety of applications. The CCWD series includes a comprehensive document summarizing wood use in the IBC. A series of eight smaller documents are specific to different use groups such assembly, business, and educational buildings.  Participants can download a complimentary copy of the CCWD via: http://www.awc.org/codes/ccwdindex.html

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify building size and use parameters for wood as the primary structural elements.
  • Identify methods specified by the code for establishing fire resistance of wood assemblies and elements, and fire precautions during construction
  • Apply special provisions for design of wood structures that involve compartmentalization and sprinkler systems
  • Apply code provisions for the non-structural use of wood in buildings, such as for finishes, appendages, siding, and trim.

You can get more information from: http://woodworks.org/events-calendar/upcoming/

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AWC Wood Design Seminar Outlines

AWC seminars are presented on request, either pre-packaged or custom content to assure education value to attendees. Click here to see seminar package offerings.

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