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Significant Wood Design and Construction Changes to the 2018 IBC and NDS

by Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., S.E.C.B. Lori Koch, P.E. and Paul Coats, P.E., CBO

October 22, 2020; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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Seminar Description

The 2018 International Building Code (IBC) published by the International Code Council and the National Design SpecificationĀ® (NDS) for Wood Construction published by the American Wood Council are both now available. This presentation will provide an overview of the significant changes to wood design and construction provisions relative to previous editions and include design examples. Most of the changes in the NDS are a result of the adoption of the ASCE/SEI Standard 7-16 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures which includes increased wind loads.
The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Lori has a BS in Civil Engineering from Penn State, and an MS in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, and a Master of Forestry degree from the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at Virginia Tech. Her professional experience prior to joining AWC includes forensic design and on-site testing and inspection of concrete, steel, and wood projects. Lori joined the American Wood Council in 2012 where she now holds the position of Manager of Educational Outreach. Her work at the AWC ranges from assisting in codes and standards development, answering helpdesk inquiries, outreach and educational opportunities, and anything else that can help promote the use of wood in safe and sustainable buildings. She has served on committees with SEI and NCSEA, and is a board member of the SEA of Virginia. She is a licensed PE in Virginia.
Paul Coats, P.E., C.B.O., is the Southeast Regional Manager for the American Wood Council (AWC), which produces internationally recognized design standards for wood construction. His work experience includes building inspection (City of Indianapolis), plan review (State of Indiana), project engineering, and code consulting. Prior to joining AWC, he was on the code development staff of BOCA International (the International Code Council).

Registration Information

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Early Registration Discounted Fee* $260 $60
Regular Fee $275 $65
* Registration on or before October 20, 2020
Please note a single registration allows you to have one connection. However, a number of people can view and listen to the seminar using one connection by using an LCD projector (or a large computer monitor) and good computer speakers or a speaker phone. All attendees, irrespective of the number of registered connections, can earn 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 2.0 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.
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