Structural Engineers Association of Alabama

SEAoAL Annual State Conference & Expo

  • August 23, 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Pelham Civic Complex

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Seminar/Expo fee includes buffet lunch & 14 wood specific product exhibits, an opportunity to meet area building code officials, and prize drawings for those attendees who visit every exhibit.

 

SEMINAR OVERVIEWS: TOTAL OF 7 PDHS

Scott Lockyear, P.E.: WoodWorks, ASCE 7-10 & WOOD DESIGN - Many lessons have been learned from Hurricane Katrina

and Andrew resulting in significant changes to wind design code provisions. This seminar will discuss the various methods available

in ASCE 7-10 for calculating wind pressures including the simplified, analytical and wind tunnel methodologies with a focus

on practical application. The latter half of the presentation will look at design concepts that can be utilized to efficiently resist

wind loads using a wood frame structure. This includes optimization of diaphragms for given loadings in addition to an analysis

of shear wall design methodologies including full height segments, force transfer around openings, and perforated shear wall

methodologies.

Bart Berneche, P.E.: ICC Evaluation Service, LLC, ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA & EVALUATION REPORTS; WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW - ICC-ES provides evaluation reports (ESRs) on the code compliance of innovative building products, designs, and

materials. These reports are widely used by code officials, architects, and engineers, as they provide detailed information on

code-complying products, their uses, and their installation. This seminar will address the work of ICC-ES and how its products -

evaluation reports and acceptance criteria - are developed, their significance, and how they may be used by structural engineers.

Colin McCown, Executive VP: American Wood Protection Association, STANDARDS FOR TREATED WOOD & THE

EVOLVING MARKETPLACE - AWPA Standards are normally recognized by engineers, architects, and other specifiers of treated

wood products, and only AWPA standards are directly listed in the major model building codes where treated wood is required.

Manufacturers’ claims of equivalency between non-standardized treated wood products with those listed in AWPA Standards has

introduced a great deal of confusion and complexity into the marketplace. Find out how standards for treated wood are developed,

differences between standardized and non-standardized products, and how to specify and identify wood treated in accordance

with AWPA Standards.

Bryan Readling, P.E.: APA, TOP 10 FRAMING ERRORS - Based on hundreds of job site inspections, APA staff have identified

the most common wood construction framing and sheathing errors found in today's construction market. This session will examine

the consequences of the errors and provide practical solutions for avoiding them. CONNECTIONS & CONTINUITY IN WOOD

FRAME STRUCTURES - Participants will learn about connections for wood structural panels, beams and columns considering the

anisotropic properties of wood, wood-moisture interactions and new design approaches for providing load-path continuity.

Eric Fennell, P.E.: STRUCTURAL WOOD SYSTEMS, DESIGNING AND SPECIFYING GLUED-LAMINATED TIMBER - This presentation

will explore common design considerations specific to glued-laminated timber, design stresses, sizes, configurations, limitations,

connections and sources. It will also discuss differences between custom and stock glulams, solid timber vs. glulams, and

how specifications should be written to insure the correct products are used.

 

EXHIBITORS

American Lumber

AWPA

Boozer Beam

Cox Industries

Hoover Treated Wood Products

Huber

ICC-ES

iLevel

Redbuilt

Simpson Strong-Tie

USP

WoodWorks

Structural Wood Systems

Powers Fasteners

 

Pelham Civic Complex

500 Amphitheater Road

Pelham, AL 35124

(205) 620-6448

 

NEARBY HOTEL

Hampton Inn & Suites Pelham

232 Cahaba Valley Road, I-65 Exit 246

Zip Code: 35124 (205) 313-9500

Hot breakfast included in room cost

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