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Your Client Wants to Use Mass Timber, Now What?

by Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., S.E.C.B.

June 23, 2021; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

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ICC Preferred Provider #1467
ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 0

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Seminar Description

Throughout the country, cities and states are early adopting the 2021 International Building Code mass timber provisions which expands the use of wood construction from 6 to 18 stories and demand for mass timber buildings are on the rise. As an introduction to using mass timber, projects around the country are using it in the 1-6 story range. This presentation will provide an overview of mass timber structural systems that include cross-laminated timber (CLT), structural composite lumber (SCL), glued-laminated timber (glulam), mechanically laminated decking (aka nail-laminated timber, NLT), and large section sawn timbers. Heavy Timber and Mass Timber structural applications as well as fire protection requirements per the 2018 and 2021 IBC will be discussed. Tips for working with a mass timber manufacturer will also be discussed as early engagement is key to a successful mass timber project.
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

Michelle Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and recently joined Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation as a Mass Timber Specialist working with key decision makers to utilize Structurlam Mass Timber products. Prior to joining Structurlam, she has over 10 years of experience in the wood industry as Vice President of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC) and Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction at WoodWorks. Ms. Kam-Biron has over 20 years of experience managing and designing a wide range of projects and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering (ARCE). She is a 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 NCSEA Basic Education, the ICC Professional Development Council Education Committee and is Past-Chair of ASCE-SEI Wood Education Committee as well as Chair of the SEAOSC Women in Structural Engineering Committee.

Registration Information

1 Connection Each Additional Connection
Early Registration Discounted Fee* $260 $60
Regular Fee $275 $65
* Registration on or before June 21, 2021

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 0.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 2.5 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.

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  • We are a registered provider for continuing education in the State of Florida (Provider # 4732), the State of New York (Provider # 99), the State of New Jersey (Provider # 24GP00014200), the State of Maryland, and for the Structural Engineers Certification Board (SECB) of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).