1) Opportunities For Wood in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings

When designing restaurants, stores, and low-rise offices, certain features come to mind as typical. These buildings tend to have large openings that allow plenty of daylight. Many have high ceilings and (by extension) tall walls, open floor plans, and the ability to reconfigure the interior as tenant needs change. They often include irregular shapes, such as architectural features that make a chain restaurant instantly recognizable in a row of strip mall stores. Many also have flat roofs and parapets that hide rooftop mechanical units. What doesn’t always come to mind is the fact that wood construction has the flexibility to meet all of these needs; that wood can achieve the structural performance and quality objectives of even a large ‘big box’ store, cost-effectively, while providing a host of other advantages.

This course is intended for building designers who want to learn more about the use of wood framing systems in low-rise commercial projects.

1 AIA LU/HSW | 1 GBCI CE Hour

 

2) Building Resilience: Expanding the Concept of Sustainability with Wood Building Systems

Get to know traditional wood framing and mass timber systems in the context of resilience, including performance during and after earthquakes, hurricanes, and other disasters, as well as the relevance of wood’s light carbon footprint and low embodied energy. It will describe how building codes and standards such as the National Design Specification® for Wood Construction support resilience, and consider how wood structures can meet evolving resilience objectives.

1 AIA LU/HSW | 1 GBCI CE Hour

 

3) Mass Timber in North America – Expanding the Possibilities of Wood Building Design (On-demand Webinar)

This course is intended for architects and engineers seeking current information on mass timber, including products, research related to structural performance and life safety, and available resources. It answers common questions regarding strength, fire protection, and durability. This course highlights examples of mass timber buildings in different occupancy groups to illustrate both design trends and the extent to which mass timber has captured the imagination of North American building designers.

1.5 AIA LU/HSW | 1.5 GBCI CE Hour

 

4) A Roadmap to Tall Timber Structures: Design, Approval, Construction

A movement is growing to use heavy and mass timber as primary structural materials for medium-height and tall buildings, in large part because timber is renewable, stores carbon and is energy efficient. New structural wood products, including cross-laminated timber, are also fueling this movement. This webinar will give developers, owners, architects, engineers and contractors tips on how to go about creating timber buildings taller than four or five stories.

1.5 AIA LU/HSW | 1.5 GBCI CE Hour

 

5) Successful Strategies for Profitable, Carbon-Neutral Designs Using Passive House and Mass Timber (On-demand webinar)

In construction, environmental benefits and developers’ interests are often seen as conflicting. “Green” features are thought to add cost and complication. Yet, with careful review of the site and economic conditions and informed decisions about which sustainable features are to be implemented, it is possible to align both environmental and financial goals. When designed intelligently, environmental performance and efficient construction can not only work together but actually make a project more marketable and profitable while reducing a building’s carbon footprint.

1 AIA LU/HSW | 1 GBCI CE Hour