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Wood and Evolving Codes: The 2018 IBC and Emerging Wood Technologies

Wood and Evolving Codes: The 2018 IBC and Emerging Wood Technologies

Learn about structural wood use in residential and low- to mid-rise commercial construction with recent innovations and subsequent code changes that expand the use of structural wood. Valued for its versatility, low carbon footprint, aesthetic qualities, and cost performance — both light frame and mass timber construction offer new design options for architects and building owners.

Building exterior meeting modern wood construction codes

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss provisions in the International Building Code (IBC) intended to ensure that wood buildings provide an acceptable level of safety.
  2. Evaluate techniques that make it safe for designers to increase heights and areas of building projects beyond IBC base limits.
  3. Identify the advantages of wood-frame and mass timber structures during hazardous events.
  4. Explain how advances in wood products and building systems are influencing the evolution of building codes.
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