Mass Timber Training: Prepare for the 2021 International Building Code

Beginning in late 2019, AWC has teamed up with the International Code Council to present a series of webinars and seminars on the tall mass timber codes. Each of these presentations are being presented through the AWC education platform for free. Each webinar is 90 minutes long and will be offered twice, as a morning (10:55 AM ET) and afternoon (1:55 PM ET) session.

Participants will have the opportunity to earn 1.5 hours continuing education credits from the American Institute of Architects, International Code Council and National Council of Engineers Associations for each webinar.

Prepare for the three new mass timber construction types that are included in the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) by joining in and learning more about mass timber, allowed heights and areas in the 2021 IBC, fire and connection design, and more during the following sessions:

Sitting Lounge with Mass Timber Structural Elements

Introduction to Mass Timber Products

Thursday, August 13
Free Registration: AM session | PM session
  • This presentation will provide an overview of mass timber which includes any product currently permitted for use in Type IV (heavy timber) construction such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), structural composite lumber (SCL), glued laminated timber (glulam), mechanically laminated decking (aka nail-laminated timber, NLT), and large section sawn timbers. NLT, glulam, SCL, and solid sawn timbers have been adopted in the International Building Code (IBC) and utilized throughout the world for several decades on a wide variety of buildings. CLT was first incorporated in AWC's 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction as well as ICC's 2015 International Building Code (IBC). All mass timber products offer sustainable qualities as they are manufactured from a renewable resource and store carbon. Structural and fire protection characteristics of mass timber will be discussed as well as IBC code provisions that allow their specification in both residential and commercial applications for a wide variety of occupancies.

What's New in 2015/2018 IBC® for Mass Timber Construction

Thursday, September 17
Free Registration: AM session | PM session
  • Although not defined in the 2015/2018 IBC, this presentation includes an overview of "mass timber" which is any product currently permitted for use in Type IV construction such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), structural composite lumber (SCL), glued laminated timber (glulam), mechanically laminated decking (aka nail-laminated timber, NLT), and large section sawn timbers. This presentation will provide an overview of changes to the 2015 and 2018 International Building Code (IBC) related to mass timber construction. CLT was first incorporated in the 2015 IBC and additional types of SCL were added to Type IV (heavy timber, HT) construction. The 2018 IBC reorganized heavy timber provisions aiding clear application of heavy timber construction requirements while also providing for separate application of code provisions that allow or specify the use of "mass timber" elements outside of Type IV construction.

Background and Overview (New Mass Timber)

Thursday, October 15
Free Registration: AM session | PM session
  • This presentation will provide an overview of mass timber which includes any product currently permitted for use in Type IV (heavy timber) construction such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), structural composite lumber (SCL), glued laminated timber (glulam), mechanically laminated decking (aka nail-laminated timber, NLT), and large section sawn timbers. NLT, glulam, SCL, and solid sawn timbers have been adopted in the International Building Code (IBC) and utilized throughout the world for several decades on a wide variety of buildings. CLT was first incorporated in AWC's 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction as well as ICC's 2015 International Building Code (IBC). All mass timber products offer sustainable qualities as they are manufactured from a renewable resource and store carbon. Structural and fire protection characteristics of mass timber will be discussed as well as IBC code provisions that allow their specification in both residential and commercial applications for a wide variety of occupancies.

Heights and Areas and Construction Fire Safety (New Mass Timber)

Thursday, November 12
Free Registration: AM session | PM session
  • Changes to the 2021 International Building Code allow for construction of mass timber buildings with larger heights and areas than is currently permitted in Types III, IV, and V construction. This presentation will provide an overview of the allowable heights and areas for the three new types of mass timber construction: Types IV-A, IV-B, and IV-C. Construction fire safety requirements and owner responsibilities related to the fire resistance elements of the building will also be discussed.

Principles of Fire and Connection Design and Special Inspection (New Mass Timber)

Thursday, December 10
Free Registration: AM session | PM session
  • Changes to the 2021 International Building Code allow for construction of mass timber buildings with larger heights and areas than is currently permitted in Types III, IV, and V construction. This presentation will provide an overview of fire design of mass timber building elements and assemblies, and protection of connections. New code provisions for special inspection of tall mass timber structures will also be discussed.

 

Registration information for all AWC webinars can be found here.