Wood construction offers distinct design options typically not found in a single structural material. It is inexpensive, readily available, easy to work with, strong and adaptable. The economic, environmental and energy efficiency advantages account for more buildings being constructed of wood than any other structural material.
The intent of these books is to summarize allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®). Emphasis will be placed on the design flexibilities permitted for wood in commercial construction. This is not meant to be a replacement for the IBC and does not encompass all of the design options in the IBC. The IBC should always be consulted for applicable specific requirements related to designs and site conditions.
This presentation takes the mystery out of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) parameters for wood in commercial non-residential and multi-family residential construction. Topics will include: maximum building sizes through the use of pre-calculated tables for eight multi-story occupancies, with and without frontage and sprinkler increases; establishing required fire resistance; special provisions for pedestal buildings; precautions required for buildings under construction; criteria for finishes, appendages, and other wood features; and the scoping of referenced wood design standards and Chapter 23 provisions. Participants may download a complimentary copy of 2012 Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD) a new publication of AWC and the International Code Council which will be referenced during the webinar here.
Equivalencies: 2.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 2 Learning Units (LU)
Based on the popular Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), a joint publication of the American Wood Council (AWC) and the International Code Council (ICC), this presentation concisely summarizes the 2015 IBC for commercial and multi-family residential construction. It will explain the determination of maximum building size for eight common use groups using the new height and area tables of the 2015 IBC and pre-calculated tables provided in the CCWD. It will also address establishing fire resistance for wood assemblies and heavy timber; special provisions for pedestal buildings; criteria for finishes, appendages, and other wood features; the scoping of referenced wood design standards; an overview of structural provisions in Chapter 23; and requirements for precautions during construction.
This article provides and overview of the 2015 Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD) document,
which summarizes the most common requirements for wood construction for buildings, according to
the 2015 International Building Code (IBC). CCWD was produced in partnership with the
International Code Council (ICC). The purpose of this article is to explore code provisions for larger
wood buildings allowed under the 2015 IBC.
Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)
Archive of CCWD documents for legacy codes including: