Friday, January 16, 2009


The Woodworks Council offers a terrific, FREE opportunity for architects in Berkeley, February 25th at Hs Lordships!
3 HSW CES/Lus.

The demand for green buildings and rising cost of steel are just two of many reasons that architects are increasingly choosing wood for non-residential buildings. It’s also easy to source and easy to use—and we’ve created these luncheon seminars to demonstrate that wood structures can also be easily designed to meet International Building Code and service life requirements.

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Introductions

9:45 a.m. Advanced Wood Framing
Speaker - Brian Knight, SE
Miyamoto International, US
While conventional wood framing design and construction practices are generally well understood, they can be modified to make better use of framing materials and improve energy efficiency through advanced framing techniques. This presentation will include an overview of advanced framing in the US, as well as a discussion of typical construction details, design issues and 2006 International Building Code provisions for high-rise wood framing.

Brian Knight is the Managing Principal for the Portland-Vancouver Office of Miyamoto International. His 15 years of experience includes the design of new structures, seismic analyses, rehabilitation and strengthening of existing buildings, and construction means and methods systems. Seasoned in the use of all conventional materials, he has worked on hundreds of projects ranging from simple modifications of existing structures to the design and construction of new high-rise, commercial and institutional buildings.

11:00 a.m. Designing the World's Tallest Mixed-use Wood Building
Speaker - Andrew Waugh
Waugh Thisleton Architects, UK
Constructed entirely in timber, this nine story high-rise in London’s Hackney borough is the world’s tallest modern mixed-use wood building. Comprising 29 apartments, it provides both affordable and private housing as well as substantial commercial space. A modern and engaging counterpart to the 1950s and 60s ground-hugging slab blocks next door, the building’s striking fa├žade has been inspired by the work of artist Gerhard Richter.

Andrew Waugh has been a Director of Waugh Thistleton since the company’s inception. Prior to co-founding the practice, he gained a strong footing in large-scale developments at Kohn Pederson Fox Associates in London. Andrew is firmly committed to designing and building environmentally sustainable buildings, and lectures extensively on the importance of corporate social responsibility.

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. European Experience: Construction and Testing of a Six Story Wood Frame Building
Speaker - Dr. Vahik Enjily, BSc, PhD, CEng, FIStructE, FICE, MIMechE, FIWSc
Building Research Establishment (BRE), UK

In this session, Dr. Enjily will outline the mandate and work of the Building Research Establishment and discuss in detail the BRE Timber Frame 2000 Project—an applied research initiative that involved construction and performance testing of a six story wood frame building. The performance testing for fire significantly contributed to the recent amendment of the English Building Code permitting wood construction up to seven stories in height.

Dr. Enjily is a qualified Chartered Engineer with a Fellowship of the Institutions of Civil, Structure and Wood Science, and also a Member of the Mechanical Engineers. He has written confidential strategic reports for several European industry associations and has provided independent advice for the Building Regulations, Forestry Commission, the European Commission and others. He is currently BRE’s International Director and expert witness for construction courts, industry and the public.

2:00 p.m. Workshop Concludes

Information in all programs will be based on the California Building Code as well as the ANSI/AF&PA National Design Specification® (NDS-2005) for Wood Construction.

Space is limited. Register today to ensure your place!

Education credits
WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. This workshop qualifies eligible attendees for three HSW credits.

Who should attend
This workshop is designed to appeal to architects with an interest in technical issues related to non-residential wood design.

Lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend this event, but seating is limited. To reserve a space, register today.

For more information: Click here.

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