Nov 15, 2011-
Nov 17, 2011
09:00AM - 03:00PM
WoodWorks Hosts Workshops on Exceeding Expectations with Wood Building Design
Woodworks Workshop: Wood building design
Event Description

Description: logoMedia Advisory: November 15-17, 2011


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Amy Graham                                   



WoodWorks Hosts Workshops on Exceeding Expectations with Wood Building Design



What:               The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting a series of technical workshops, November 15-17, in Fresno, Sacramento, and San Diego, Calif. The workshops will focus on building codes, advanced building systems and the positive impacts of wood relative to carbon footprint and healing environments.


                        Workshop topics and speakers include:


·         Changes to the International and California Building Codes for Wood Design

Presented by Lisa Podesto, PE, WoodWorks

·         Minimizing the Carbon Footprint of Buildings

Presented by Dr. Jim Bowyer, Dovetail Partners, Inc., Bowyer & Associates, Inc.

·         Advancements in Engineered Wood Beams

Karyn Beebe, PE, LEED AP, APA

·         Case Studies – The Impacts of Wood Construction in Healing Environments

Martin Despang, Dipl. Ing. Architekt, University of Arizona

Meghan Sarkozi, MBH Architects


                        The cost of the workshop is $69 before October 31 and $79 after and includes lunch. Eligible attendees will qualify for 4 AIA/CES LUs or PDH credits.


Who/Why:        These workshops are designed for engineers, architects, developers, code officials, contractors, and others with an interest in both technical and sustainability issues related to non-residential wood buildings (including commercial, industrial, multi-family and other building types). To learn more about the WoodWorks program and for information about additional workshops, visit


When/Where:    9:00 a.m.: On-site registration/check-in

9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Program


November 15 / Fresno, CA
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (7844 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno)

November 16 / Sacramento, CA

The Firehouse (1112 Second Street, Sacramento)

November 17 / San Diego, CA

Embassy Suites at San Diego Bay (601 Pacific Highway, San Diego)


Registration:    Seating is limited. To register, visit and click the seminar link on the home page.




Fee: $0.00

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