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Last Wednesday Lunch & Learn: Mid Rise Design: Optimizing Size, Maximizing Value in Wood Construction

October 25, 2017
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
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Last Wednesday Lunch & Learns - Live Webinars with Torti Gallas + Partners


Live Webinar with Torti Gallas + Partners

AIAPV has partnered with Torti Gallas + Partners to offer live webinars of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the last Wednesday of each month. The number of webinar seats is limited to 20 per event. AIA credits will be reported by the presenting vendors. This is a member benefit open to AIAPV chapter members initially. Should seats become available, registration will be available to non-AIAPV chapter members three (3) days prior to the webinar. Registration through AIAPV is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Registrants will receive the Go To Meeting log in credentials the day before the webinar. 

AIAPV appreciates Torti Gallas' support in enabling the chapter to provide this valuable benefit for the convenience of members unable to get to our educational events in person. 


Optimizing Size, Maximizing Value in Wood Construction

Course Description

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.


Learning objectives

  1. In the context of a shift toward increased urban density, discuss how mid-rise, wood-frame construction meets housing needs while contributing to vibrant and sustainable communities   
  2. Discuss allowable construction types, occupancies, and building heights and areas for wood-frame mid-rise construction per the 2012 International Building Code   
  3. Identify potential modifications to the IBC’s base tabular heights and areas based on building frontage, sprinklers, sloping sites, podiums and mezzanines   
  4. Describe changes to the heights and areas tables and building size calculations in the 2015 IBC 

Presenter: Terry Pattillo, AIA, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council
Provider: WoodWorks – Wood Products Council, Course #15LL10  

Seating is limited.


$5.00 AIAPV Member - Mid Rise Design: Optimizing Size, Maximizing Value in Wood Construction

$5.00 Other AIA Chapter Member - Mid Rise Design: Optimizing Size, Maximizing Value in Wood Construction

$10.00 Non-Member - Mid Rise Design: Optimizing Size, Maximizing Value in Wood Construction



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