7:30 am: Registration begins. Continental breakfast served.
8:00am: Evaluating Floor Performance presented by TrusJoist / Weyerhaeuser
  • Design with software to meet customer expectations of floor performance. Participants compare the conventional code (Static) approach to floor design with a dynamic approach based on customer preferences. Traditional methods gauge the performance of the floor based on uniform, non-moving loads whereas customers gauge floor performance by how it feels when they walk, run or jump.
9:00am: Wall Bracing for Wind Design with 2015 IRC
  • Two hour seminar on how to understand meeting the new brace wall requirements of the new NJ 2015 IRC. The new code requires designers to identify and demonstrate how to meet the provision of Chapter 6 of the 2015 IRC code. This Seminar will consist of one hour of AIA credits and a second hour of non-credit information. The second hour will include how to use the free software on identifying brace wall lengths and brace wall methods.