Lunch Seminar: Breaking Convention with Timber Offices

presented by Woodworks Wood Products Council

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 
9:30 am to 12:45 pm 
Location: One Market Restaurant, San Francisco
Cost: $20 Includes Lunch. Click here to register.


Most offices in the U.S. could be built with a wood structural system yet many designers assume they’re limited to concrete and steel for workplace environments. In fact, wood construction can accommodate the space and performance needs of office occupancies, and also provide advantages such as speed, cost savings, and reduced environmental impact. Focusing on common design considerations, this presentation will examine the potential for light-frame and heavy timber structural solutions, including building code opportunities related to fire and life safety, structural design layout, and cost. Hosted by WoodWorks – Wood Products Council. 2.0 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits.

About the Presenter:

A California licensed professional engineer, Janelle Leafblad, Allied Member has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area 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. Janelle has been with WoodWorks for close to three years and provides assistance on non-residential and multi-family wood projects in N. California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.

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