Event Calendar

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MO Chapter: Wood Walls - Design Flexibility While Meeting New Codes

Date(s): December 7, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM  CST - 11:30 AM  CST

This presentation will review changes to the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC) relating to wood wall construction and design. This interactive presentation will dig into the changes and offer solutions to common issues that may arise.

Using APA-The Engineered Wood Association’s latest findings, Texas Straight-Line Wind Damage Assessment Report and Indiana tornado damage, Matthew Brown will demonstrate building performance from high wind events common to our region and what can happen when code details are overlooked.

Jared Hensley P.E will discuss proactive detailing and methods that your structural engineer can use to comply with the code as well as innovative new approaches to maximize your architectural flexibility.

Attendees will leave with an understanding of:
1. Changes to the IRC and IBC for wood wall design and construction
2. Commonly overlooked details of wood wall design and construction
3. Methods to comply and reduce cost to the builder/developer
4. Maximizing architectural flexibility in the IBC using an enhanced approach to Force Transfer Around Openings(FTAO)
5. The tools to share with their structural engineer to mitigate the impact of the structural design on the architectural

Earn 3.0 LU's in HSW. ALA and AIA Approved.
Cost: $45 Members  / $55 Non-Members includes a breakfast buffet

ALA Annual Meeting and Holiday Social

Date(s): December 7, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM  CST - 8:00 PM  CST

Metropolis Ballroom 6 South Vail Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Join the ALA board, members, staff  and guests for the ALA Annual Meeting and Holiday Social. This is a great opportunity to hear about ALA from our directors; share your ideas and network with our board, staff and other members. We will be certifying elected board members. 

Cost: $45.00 per person for members and guests - Includes a hearty appetizer buffet and one drink ticket.

Free parking is available in the garage adjacent to the Metropolis on the 1st, 4th and 5th floors only. There is also free 2-hour street parking.
The Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line has service to the Arlington Heights station which is a short walk to the Metropolis. 

We hope to see you there!


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