Fire Protection I: Allowable Heights and Areas
January 30, 10 AM PST
Speaker: Scott Lockyear, PE, Technical Director, WoodWorks Southeast
This presentation will focus on the use of wood products allowed by the International Building Code, taking into account allowable heights and areas along with the benefits of incorporating fire mitigation techniques such as protected construction and sprinklers. Topics will include how building type affects the available choice of wood products (including fire retardant treated wood) and the American Wood Council’s Heights and Areas Calculator.
Designing the World’s Tallest Modern Mixed-use Wood Building
February 23, 2009, 1 pm PST
Speaker: Andrew Waugh, Director and Co-founder of Waugh Thistleton Architects, London
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 façade has been inspired by the work of artist Gerhard Richter.