In December 2018, the International Code Council announced that 14 code change proposals related to expanding the allowable heights and areas of mass timber buildings had been approved by its voting members.
These new code provisions, which will be included as part of the 2021 International Building Code (IBC), create three new construction types and allow tall timber buildings up to 18 stories. This presentation will provide an overview of the new code provisions, including allowable heights and areas, fire-resistance ratings, allowances for exposing the timber structure and/or encapsulating with non-combustible materials, options for utilizing concealed spaces and more. Whether you’re a developer/owner, building designer or contractor, this session will provide the information you need to start pursuing innovative tall wood projects.
Carl Baldassarra is a nationally-known expert in fire protection engineering, including fire/life safety analysis, egress design, fire protection system design and analysis, code consultation, loss investigations, and related services for a wide range of facilities and systems. His experience has also involved loss prevention surveys, on-site construction period services, litigation support, and expert testimony in virtually all types of building occupancies.
Date: February 13 2019
Central Cost: Free