SEAM Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Workshop

SEAM will be hosting a full-day CLT design workshop presented by Mr. Howard M. Thurston, P.E., Ph.D., Head of Engineering KLH-USA.

This seminar will cover several aspects of CLT design including: structural properties and features, shipping and logistical considerations, construction considerations, CLT manufacturers, structural systems used in combination with CLT, relevant sections within IBC, NDS and the CLT Handbook, manufacturing/materials/grading within the PRG 320, details of CLT structural design (calculating structural properties of specific lamination build-ups, floor/roof/wall out-of-plane loading, bearing walls, shear walls, deep beams, vibration design and fire design), typical connection details, seismic considerations, market obstacles and opportunities for the future of CLT and other topics of interest.

DATE: Monday, October 22, 2018

PRESENTER: Howard M. Thurston, P.E., Ph.D.

Following graduation in 1976 with a B.S.C.E., Howard began his engineering career working for a large engineering/construction company, assigned to multi-disciplinary teams designing mining, minerals processing, and industrial facilities throughout the western states. He earned a master’s degree while working, then later left the company to continue in graduate school in preparation for a teaching/research career. After twenty years in engineering education and research at three institutions, Howard left the academic world and hung out his shingle as a consulting engineer in Portland, OR. His consulting practice over the last fifteen years has focused largely on residential new construction and remodeling, with a handful of small non-residential projects along the way. As a result of serving as the Engineer-of-Record for a local cross-laminated timber (CLT) residential project, Howard joined the team of KLH-USA, where he provides technical support to design teams in North America that are considering CLT as a structural material and system. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in six U.S. states.

University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, Level 2
88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine
Parking is free and located in the main parking garage attached to the Abromson Center (Note: Access to Abromson Level 2 is through Level 3 of the garage).

6.5 PDHs will be awarded

$120 for SEAM/NCSEA members, $180 for non-members

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration/Coffee/Fruit/Baked Goods
8:00 am – 9:30 am Part I
9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
9:45 am -11:45 pm Part II
11:45 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Part II Cont., begin Part III
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Part III Cont., Q&A

by Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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