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January Meeting – Opportunities for Wood Use in Low-Rise Commercial

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Opportunities for Wood Use in Low-Rise Commercial
by Sherry Mundell

This course is intended for designers who want to learn more about the use of wood-frame construction for low-rise retail, office and restaurant occupancies designed under the International Building Code.   Topics covered include common framing systems and details, paths to code compliance and tall wall design. Learning Objectives include:

  1. Review permitted applications of wood-frame construction in the International Building Code in low-rise commercial buildings, with an emphasis on retail, office and restaurant occupancies.
  2. Consider detailing options for the framing of common features in low-rise commercial buildings, such as flat roofs, parapets and open front floor plans.
  3. Examine code requirements pertaining to multi-occupancy buildings and different paths to compliance.
  4. Evaluate opportunities for tall wall framing with wood construction and understand the design requirements for code compliance.

THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 2017 at Hess Engineering and Scientific Society, 5430 Westheimer, Houston 77056. Tel: 713 627 2283

6:00 pm – Social
6:30 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Program

Click HERE to register for this event!