Deer Haven Residence

CSI Grand Rapids September Meeting - Practical, Code-Compliant Detailing for Mid-Rise Wood Structures

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

Practical, Code-Compliant Detailing for Mid-Rise Wood Structures (Course #15LL11)


With an increase in mid-rise wood-frame buildings, more designers are seeking information on code-compliant and constructible detailing. Many are unsure of the code’s requirements for details, specifically at the intersection of rated assemblies and where structure and fire protection meet.

This presentation will focus on common detailing issues and areas of misunderstanding—including fire-resistance rating continuity, allowable uses of wood framing in shaft and fire walls, and fire safety principles associated with the intersection of two rated assemblies.

Mid-rise wood-frame opportunities and code-specified building sizes will also be reviewed, followed by discussion of detailing code requirements, code compliance, and rationale for approval with an emphasis on constructability and practicality.



Social:  6 p.m.
Dinner:  6:30 p.m.
Program 7 p.m.


CSI Members:  Free
First--Time Guests:  Free
Non-Members:  $15


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Archie lives in Racine, Wisconsin, and is the North Central Regional Director for WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council.  Archie has been with WoodWorks since 2008 and has been actively involved in wood education and converting and assisting with commercial wood projects.  Some notable project assistance examples would be the T-3 building in Minneapolis and Buffalo Sabres Arena in Buffalo, New York.  Archie has assisted on over one hundred projects and provided hundreds of hours of education to architects and engineers.  He has been active in the wood and structural building component industry since 1970 and has extensive experience with structural lumber, engineered wood products, sips, and mass timber.

As relationships are critical to WoodWorks' mission, he is an active and participating member of the American Institute of Architects, Association of Licensed Architects, Construction Specification Institute, Forest Products Society, National Frame Building Association, Structural Building Component Association, Structural Engineers Association, Structural Insulated Panel Association, and works closely with the Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin.