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SEAoAL Winter Seminar

  • November 10, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Cahaba Pump Station


  • SEAoAL Member Pricing

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SEAoAL Winter Seminar Wood Framed Structures Monday, November 10, 2014 TOTAL OF 6.5 PDHs


Cahaba Pump Station 
4012 Sicard Hollow Road 
Birmingham AL 35243

Seminar includes Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks 

8:00 am - 8:30 Registration

8:30  -      9:30 Building Codes & Standards Update 

      (2012 IBC, 2012 NDS, 2008 SDPWS)

9:40 -  11:10 Fire Protection Basics 

11:10  - 12:10pm Seismic & Wind Design Considerations

12:10  - 12:50 Lunch

1:00  - 1:30 Seismic & Wind continued

1:40  - 2:40 Shear Wall Design Examples

2:50  - 4:30 Multi-Story Wood Frame Structures

Seminar is a total of 6.5 PDH's 

Speakers include:

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE - Director of Education, American Wood Council
Michelle Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and Director of Education for the American Wood Council
(AWC) where she oversees and develops continuing educational resources related to structural wood for architects, engineers,
and code officials. Prior to joining AWC, she worked for nearly five years in the wood industry as the Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction for the Wood Products Council initiative Wood Works. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering and currently serves on the ARCE department’s Advisory Board. In addition, she is President-elect of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California.

Bruce Lindsey - Regional Director Southeastern US Wood Works Wood Products Council
Bruce Lindsey is a 20+ year veteran of the Wood Products Industry. His multi-faceted career experience has included architectural design, structural design and various roles within the engineered wood products industry including, marketing, product management, distribution, consulting and sales. He is a leading consultant in 4 and 5 story wood framed construction and has an extensive knowledge in the application and use of Engineered Wood Products. Bruce is one of the region’s current
leading resources on the implementation and sustainability of wood products


Building Codes and Standards Update (1.0 hr)
This presentation looks at recent activities of the International Code Council (ICC), the American Wood Council, and the
states and jurisdictions that are using their codes and standards.

Fire Protection Basics for Structural Engineers (1.5 hrs.)
This presentation takes the mystery out of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) architectural parameters for wood in
commercial non-residential and multi-family residential construction and is a primer for structural engineers who would like to understand the architectural sections of the IBC. Participants may download a complimentary copy of the CCWD at: http://www.awc.org/codes/ccwdindex.html

Seismic and Wind Design Considerations for Wood Framed Structures (1.5 hrs)
This course will provide a top to bottom overview of lateral design for wood framed structures. Topics include lessons learned from natural disasters, load path continuity, and significant changes from previous codes and standards.

Shear Wall Example Design Examples(1 hr)
There are several design tools and standards to assist engineers, architects, and building officials with the design of shear walls. Prescriptive approach such as those outlined in AWC's Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings tend to provide conservative results. Engineered approaches such as those outlined in AWC's Special
Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) typically result in more efficient designs. This course will outline several
resources available for shear wall design and compare design results.

Multi-Story Wood-Frame Structures: How to Build Bigger and Taller (1.5 hrs.)
This seminar offers a detailed analysis of Type III and V building types and how they are utilized to create structures with five plus stories of wood-frame construction under the International Building Code.

Click here for a Registration Form:

Nov2014SEAoAL Registration Form.pdf

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