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Fire-Resistance Design of Mass Timber and Connections per 2021 IBC

by John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.

September 24, 2020; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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Seminar Description

The 2021 International Building Code (IBC) contains new requirements for minimum fire-resistance ratings for mass timber elements used in new construction Types IV-A, IV-B and IV-C, whether exposed wood (where permitted) or protected with noncombustible materials. Noncombustible protection for mass timber in Types IV-A and IV-B construction serves to provide a portion of the fire resistance of individual elements. A designer can calculate the fire-resistance rating of a protected wood element by adding the fire-resistance rating of the unprotected heavy timber member to protection provided by a noncombustible material applied to exposed wood. The IBC also requires connections of columns and other primary structural members to be protected with materials that have the required fire-resistance rating. New code provisions provide two options for demonstrating compliance with this requirement for connections in Types IV-A, IV-B and IV-C construction: a testing option and a calculation option. A calculation method will be presented.
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

Buddy Showalter is a Senior Staff Engineer with ICC's Product Development group – responsible for development of technical publications and education related to building codes and standards. He is also a member of the Editorial Board for STRUCTURE magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. Prior to joining ICC, Showalter spent 26 years with the American Wood Council. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

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