SEAOSD webinar meeting September 15, 2020 “Tall Wood”

September 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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As interest in and use of mass timber in the U.S. has grown, so too has interest in pushing these timber structures to greater heights.  Using international examples of successful tall wood buildings as precedent, some designers have proposed tall wood projects in the United States using a project-specific performance-based design approach.  In order to provide a uniform set of code provisions for these tall wood buildings, the International Code Council established an ad hoc committee on tall wood buildings that proposed a set of code changes allowing up to 18 stories of mass timber construction.  Those code changes were announced as approved in January of 2019 and will become part of the 2021 International Building Code.  Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, this presentation will introduce the new tall wood code provisions and construction types, as well as the technical research and testing that supported their adoption.


 Mike Romanowski, S.E., Regional Director [CA-South, AZ, NM] – Project Support Field Division, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

Mike received his B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1979 and was involved in the practice of structural engineering for a number of San Diego based firms over a span of 37 years.  His experience includes design, construction administration, contract plan checking, peer review and forensic investigations for various types of projects utilizing all types of building materials.  Mike has had articles published in Structural Engineer and San Diego Constructor magazines, has served as an SEAOSD Director, was a member of the SEAOC Code Streamlining Committee and is now Co-Chair of the SEAOSD Sustainable Design Committee.  Mike is a licensed Structural Engineer in the State of California and is currently the Regional Director covering Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico for WoodWorks.


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$10.00 SEAOSD Non-Member