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02.22.2022| Structural Engineering Considerations for Mid-Rise, Light Wood Frame Buildings

Wood over podium structures have become common in the United States as demand has increased for dense, mixed-use spaces and multi-unit residences. Using the maximum allowable building heights can result in structures with five or six stories of wood; however, there are unique design considerations for wood structures of this height including gravity and lateral loads far greater than their low-rise counterparts, as well as fire-retardant treatment requirements for exterior walls. Meanwhile, large forces develop at the ends of the wood shear walls which must be properly anchored to the supporting concrete slab. This webinar is geared toward the practicing engineer who may have experience with low rise wood structures but is new to mid-rise podium structures. It will address some of the unique design considerations, particularly as they relate to type III wood structures over concrete slabs.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.