Upcoming Events

Conferences and Tradeshows

Wood Solutions Fair

Wood Solutions Fairs are multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.


Top Ten Framing Mistakes—and How to Solve Them

Wednesday, November 19, 2014—Fairfax, Virginia

Presented by APA Engineered Wood Specialist Mary Uher, this free, fast-paced seminar explores some of the most common framing difficulties designers and builders face along with simple steps, strategies, and systems to overcome them. Topics include avoiding noisy floors, making room for mechanicals, preventing wall buckling, moisture control, insulating cold spots, and more. The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax from 7:30 - 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 19 and includes breakfast. Download the brochure or register for the seminar.

The Long and Short of Wood Roof Systems (WoodWorks)

This course is an overview of the many framing systems commonly used in buildings in the United States for a variety of span lengths. The presentation will review the possible wood structural framing systems including rafters, metal plated wood trusses, engineered wood products and hybrid roof systems. Also covered will be how these components can be combined to create efficient and versatile roof framing systems. All of these concepts will be reinforced through the presentation of real example projects with details on the framing system used to achieve the project goals. Cost is $20; participants may earn 2 CEUs through AIA.


Offset Diaphragms and Shear Walls

December 10, 2014—1 pm EST

Lateral force resisting systems in today’s structures are more complex than they were several decades ago, incorporating multiple horizontal and vertical offsets in the diaphragms, multiple irregularities and fewer lateral resisting elements. This presentation will provide a brief review of the method used to analyze these complex structures.