4:00pm – 5:00pm CEU Session Presented by WoodWorks – The Wood Products Council
5:00pm – 6:00pm CEU Session Presented by ZIP System Sheathing
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Panel Discussion on Design & Innovation in Multi-Unit Housing
7:00pm – Cocktail Reception
Moderated by Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record
Dallas Morning News
Mark Lamster is the architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News and a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Russell Buchanan, FAIA, LEED AP
Milton Anderson, AIA
HEW 502 Air, Water and Moisture Management in Light Commercial Building Envelopes
Identifies vapor differences in both physical properties and behavior; identifies the four D’s of water management; explores the physics of air and moisture movement through the building enclosure; recognizes pitfalls with how today’s buildings are being designed and built; identifies alternative moisture and air barrier design solutions; and identifies potential liabilities and solutions of typical commercial walls.
Mid-Rise and Beyond: The Growing Landscape for Mid-Rise and Taller Wood Buildings
The use of wood-frame construction for mid-rise projects is innovative in its ability to achieve multiple, simultaneous objectives. Wood is a code-compliant solution to the issue of how to cost-effectively increase density while creating vibrant urban environments. A renewable resource, it can also help meet the sustainability requirements of even the most stringent green building rating systems, while offering the additional benefit of carbon sequestration.
The innovative use of wood is in fact changing the skyline. Increasingly, five- and six-story wood buildings are rising up among traditional concrete and steel shells as designers and developers embrace timber’s vast potential for lower costs, faster installation, and a significantly lighter carbon footprint. Through the use of case studies, this session will showcase recently completed projects that illustrate this trend. Topics will include current code allowances for mid-rise wood buildings, design strategies and environmental performance. Discussion will also touch on the international trend toward even taller wood buildings, made possible by emerging research and the development of advanced wood products and technologies