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Fall Seminar: The Latest in Timber Design - Updates, Irregularities and Emerging Technologies
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Please Save the Date for the Fall 2018 Seminar: Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 15th.

When: Wednesday November 7th & Thursday November 15th
Registration: 5:15 pm // Seminar: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Where: PG&E Auditorium
77 Beale St
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Contact: SEAONC

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Fall Seminar 2018

The Latest in Timber Design - Updates, Irregularities, and Emerging Technologies


Come learn about the latest in timber design. As technological advancements allow the application of this historic material to evolve and meet the new and changing needs of structures, it’s critical to remain in-the-know with how to effectively design and retrofit timber structures. Learn about code updates in wood design focusing on NDS 2018, hear case studies on unique retrofits, learn about permitting challenges of emerging technologies like CLT diaphragms, and overview best practices of wood detailing for common and irregular cases.


Topics include:


Night One - Wednesday, November 7th

  • Wood buildings codes and standards, NDS 2018 updates - Kelly Cobeen (Wiss, Janey, Elstner Associates)
  • Heavy Timber in California & Fire Resistant Design of Mass Timber - Megan Stringer & Bevan Jones (Holmes Structures and Holmes Fire)
  • Mass Timber Case Study – CLT Diaphragm - Cory Scrivner (Structurlam)


Night Two - Thursday, November 15th

  • Overview of wood detailing with focus Irregular conditions - Gary Mochizuki (Engineered Research Group)
  • Soft Story Retrofit Case Study – Wood structure retrofit with vertical and horizontal irregularities - Randy Collins (FTF Engineering)
  • Hillside wood structure retrofit - Thor Matteson and Chris Pioli (Quake Bracing LLC and Thor Matteson Engineering)



Schedule: Registration: 5:15pm // Program: 6:00 - 9:00pm



 Both Seminar Dates  
 Full Time Student
 One Night Only (Night 1 or Night 2)

 Full Time Student


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