Significant Wood Design and Construction Changes to the 2018 IBC and NDS
by Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., S.E.C.B.
December 3, 2019; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific TimeSmall Business System Requirements FAQ Register
The 2018 International Building Code (IBC) published by the International Code Council and the National Design Specification® (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.
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Michelle Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and Senior Director of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC) where she leads the AWC Education team in expanding continuing education resources for architects, engineers, and building officials as well as leading the effort to expand university level wood design course. Ms. Kam-Biron has authored several articles and white papers related to the use of structural wood. She also has over 20 years of experience managing and designing a wide range of projects of various structural materials. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering (ARCE). She has served on the Cal Poly ARCE Industry Advisory Council and California Building Officials (CALBO) Structural Safety Committee, is a former Director for SEAOC and Past-President for SEAOSC. She is a certified Earthquake Disaster Assessment volunteer and a member of the International Code Council. She currently volunteers her time on the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) Basic Education, the ICC Professional Development Council Education Committee and is Chair of ASCE-SEI Wood Education Committee as well as Chair of the SEAOSC Women in Structural Engineering Committee.
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