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.
Primary Audience: Engineers, Code Officials, Fire Service, Other
- 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.
- Identify the reference standards for the use of wood in a structural application.
Equivalencies: 2.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 2 Learning Units (LU)