Join AIA Birmingham for a BOUTIQUE seminar and expo exploring how to best design wood structures– multi-family, commercial and residential! These exhibitors are not ones architects usually get to mingle with, so don’t miss your chance to get down to the nuts & bolts (literally)!
IF YOU WANT TO PAY WITH A CHECK — RSVP to email@example.com no later than Friday, January 19th. Send payment to AIA Birmingham, 109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. South, Birmingham AL 35233.
CSI MEMBERS: Register via the above link no later than Friday, January 19th. If you would like to attend the 3-hour seminar, register for “CSI Members – ALL DAY 3 HSWs” below or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay online or send check to AIA Birmingham, 109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. South, Birmingham AL 35233.
Cancellation policy: Must give 24 hours’ notice of cancellation. If you cancel less than 24 hours before or do not show up to the meeting without notice, you will be billed the cost of the meeting.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of wood design basics and nuances that will aid the Architect in areas such as material selection, preliminary framing layouts and understanding of lateral design components and solutions. In addition, content will include information on wood building design considerations and provide links to reference material that an Architect can utilize in his/her daily course of work.
The continuous load path is a vital part of the structural integrity of a wood framed structure. This requirement of the International Residential Code helps ensure the structure transfers all wall loads from the point of origin to the strongest part of the structure – the foundation. This course reviews many of the various connection points and the different options available to make them.
As cities seek increased density as a way to address urban population growth, many building designers and developers are looking to mid-rise wood construction as a cost- effective, code-compliant and sustainable solution. This presentation will cover some of the design considerations associated with mid-rise wood-frame buildings, including how to maximize height and area through the use of sprinklers, open frontage, sloping sites, podiums and mezzanines. Construction types will be reviewed, with an emphasis on opportunities for wood use in types III and V.