Mass Timber Structural Design: Engineering Modern Timber Structures
by Ricky McLain, P.E., S.E.
December 12, 2019; 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time (Please note the time)Small Business System Requirements FAQ Register
ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 15823
Mass timber structural framing systems have high strength-to-weight ratios, are dimensionally stable, and are quickly becoming systems of choice for sustainably-minded building designers and owners. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the structural design processes associated with a variety of mass timber products, including glued-laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber (CLT), and nail-laminated timber (NLT). Emphasis will be on structural considerations for a variety of project scales, including fire resistance, gravity loads, lateral loads, floor vibration, and grid layout and efficiency. Discussion will also include the potential for mass timber high-rises, including changes to the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) that will allow wood buildings up to 18 stories. The goal is to give structural engineers the knowledge they need to differentiate themselves with mass timber expertise.
- Identify mass timber products available in North America and consider how they can be used under current building codes and standards.
- Highlight possibilities for the expanded use and application of mass timber in larger and taller buildings.
- Explore provisions approved for the 2021 IBC that address tall wood construction.
- Discuss code-compliant options for exposing mass timber, where up to 2-hour fire-resistance ratings are required, and demonstrate design methodologies for achieving these ratings.
Senior Technical Director – Tall Wood
WoodWorks – Wood Products Council
Ricky is WoodWorks’ in-house expert on tall wood buildings, providing analysis and guidance on architectural, fire and life safety, and structural design topics related to tall mass timber projects. He supports the AEC community both directly and collaboratively with WoodWorks Regional Directors, and guides the development of education and resources related to tall wood buildings in the U.S. Prior to this emphasis, Ricky’s role encompassed all building types and wood systems. He also has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to structural design, project management and construction administration. Ricky is Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Vermont, and a member of numerous committees and councils related to building design.
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