Pleasanton Program: Midrise Construction with Wood

a Pleasanton Program

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Location: Dahlin Group, 5865 Owens DrivePleasanton, CA 94588
All are welcome,  no cost to attend.
Bring your own lunch. Click here to RSVP

1.5 CES LUs

Following the ever growing trend of multifamily construction, this presentation covers the advantages of 4 and 5 story wood construction for mid-rise construction practices. Topics discussed include building types, shrinkage, design concepts, allowable area, Fire Retardant Treated Wood usage, and best practices for proper design and construction of mid-rise construction projects.

About the Presenter:

A California licensed professional engineer, Janelle Leafblad, Allied Member, has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the areas of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program, attendees will:

1. Identify height limits for wood frame structures including IBC podium provisions.

2. Utilize Type III construction in multi-story structures.

3. Address common design considerations, including wood shrinkage.

4. Identify valuable resources providing in-depth information on wood-frame construction.

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