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Fire-Resistance Design of Mass Timber and Connections per 2021 IBC

Description

The 2021 International Building Code (IBC) contains new requirements for minimum fire-resistance ratings for mass timber elements used in new construction Types IV-A, IV-B and IV-C, whether exposed wood (where permitted) or protected with noncombustible materials. Noncombustible protection for mass timber in Types IV-A and IV-B construction serves to provide a portion of the fire resistance of individual elements. A designer can calculate the fire-resistance rating of a protected wood element by adding the fire-resistance rating of the unprotected heavy timber member to protection provided by a noncombustible material applied to exposed wood. The IBC also requires connections of columns and other primary structural members to be protected with materials that have the required fire-resistance rating. New code provisions provide two options for demonstrating compliance with this requirement for connections in Types IV-A, IV-B and IV-C construction: a testing option and a calculation option. A calculation method will be presented. 

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • Diamond Review approved in all 50 states
  • This webinar will be available as a recording. 

Contributors

  • John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.

    Buddy Showalter, P.E. is a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council's (ICC) product development group. He develops technical resources in support of the structural provisions of the International Building Code and International Residential Code. He is the project lead in the development of Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC and associated education programs, jointly developed by ICC and the American Wood Council (AWC). Showalter has also been a member of the editorial board for STRUCTURE magazine for more than 15 years.  

June 14, 2022
Tue 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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