Survival Guide for Wood & Wood Frame Buildings

a Westcon Symposium, sponsored by AIA East Bay

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Location: Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley, CA
Price before 10/24: $265 Westcon Members; $290 Nonmembers
Price 10/24 and later: $290/$315
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6.75 CES/HSW LUs

This symposium is for Architects, Engineers, General & Specialty Contractors.

Explore the numerous threats to building integrity, both during construction and after completion.
Learn potential vulnerabilities and ways to construct and protect more durable, long-lasting buildings.

Topics Include:

  • Wild & Urban Interface: Building Survival & Safety
  • Mass Timber Projects
  • Structural Insects/Pests: Detection, Control, Prevention
  • Challenges Posed to Architects, Engineers & Contractors
  • Redwood as a Building Material
  • Common Framing Mistakes
  • Corrosion of  Steel Hardware Caused by Pressure Treated Lumber
  • Wood Preservation & Treatment Quality

About the Presenters:

Joseph Pinon: PE, Building Science Specialist – RDH. Specializing in conducting thermal and hygrothermal modeling, building codes, and performance standards relating to energy efficiency and moisture control.

Kevin Flynn: Flynn & Associates – Forensic Wood Technologist, Westcon Board Member & Symposium Chairman. Past president of the University of California Forest Products Laboratory. Currently focusing on evaluation of historic wood buildings, construction defect evaluation, problem analysis and wood identification issues.

Charles Jourdain: President, California Redwood Association. Member of American Wood Council, Forest Products Society and American Society for Testing and Materials

Janelle Leafblad, PE:  West Coast Regional Director Woodworks, Board member of the Forest Products Society  and member of the Society of Wood Science & Technology. Licensed engineer and building technology consultant primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components and construction for both historic and contemporary structures.

Vernard Lewis: Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley. Statewide responsibilities include conducting applied research, pest identification, testing and latest detection and control techniques, and outreach.

Thor Matteson, PE: Thor Matteson Engineering. Author of “Earthquake Strengthening for Vulnerable Homes” and many other publications. Consultant to the Applied Technology Council and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center as a member of teams developing strengthening guidelines for wood framed buildings.

Glenn Peterson, PE: Extensive background in designing all types of fire protection systems including sprinklers, standpipes, pumps, alarms and special hazards. Performs investigations, code reviews, and evaluations of fire protection systems, failures and construction defects.

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