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January 2018


From Mary Schramka @ mary.schramka@woodworks.org

Central Florida Wood Solutions Fair, February 21, 2018 | Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL | 6 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 6 PDH credits or 0.6 ICC credits.  CEUs are FBPE approved. |   Register Free

With a full day of seminars and a trade exposition, the 2018 Central Florida Wood Solutions Fair will pack an informational punch for architects, engineers, developers, code officials and everyone interested in wood's exciting design possibilities. Register today if you'd like access to wood design experts for one-on-one support, informative seminars, technical information from manufacturers, engineering consultants and industry associations, and exhibits featuring a wide range of structural and finishing products.

Session topics include, among others:

»         Better, Faster, Safer: Experiences of a Tall Timber Builder
Jeff Morrow, Lendlease

»         An Engineering Perspective on Mass Timber Design in the Southeast
Graham Montgomery, PE, Britt, Peters and Associates

»         Fire Retardant-Treated Wood: The Basics
Kris Owen, Independent Consultant

»         Code-Compliant Fire-Resistance Design for Wood Construction
Paul Coats, PE, CBO, American Wood Council

»         Taking the Guesswork out of Mixed-Use Building Analysis
Ricky McLain, PE, SE, WoodWorks

»         Timber Framing: Applications in Commercial Construction
James “Mack” Magee, MS, Fire Tower Engineered Timber

»         Energy Efficient Wood-Frame Assemblies: Options for Compliance with the IECC
Matthew Brown, APA

Click here for a full list of sessions, descriptions and speaker bios.


On-site check-in: 7:30 am

Fair begins: 8:00 am

Fair concludes: 5:00 pm

Free: includes lunch

For questions, contact Jaime Krohn

Hosted by WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual Changes (STD350)

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 10:55am - Noon Eastern



Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 1:55pm - 3pm Eastern



1.0 Hour of Instruction Awarded


2018 IBC and 2018 IRC Significant Changes Related to Wood Construction (BCD130)

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 1:55pm - 4pm Eastern

2 Hours of Instruction Awarded

Coming Soon - Tall Wood Webinars

More details in the next E-Blast!


  • March 8: Tall Wood Fire Test
  • March 16: Tall Wood Adhesives
  • April 5: Tall Wood Code Changes

AWC is an ICC Preferred Education Provider, and many courses also include NCSEA and AIA education credits. AWC's seminars and webinars are ideally suited as continuing education for code officials and design professionals (architects, engineers, and building designers). 50% of the CEUs required for certification renewal must be earned from training by ICC or an ICC Preferred Provider.

eLearning Program

Here are the top 5 most popular recorded webinars from 2017!

Take one today to earn ICC, AIA, or NCSEA education credits.


American Wood Council

222 Catoctin Circle SE, Suite 201

Leesburg, VA 20175


Email us | 202-463-2766 | Visit www.awc.org

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WEDNESDAY | JAN. 24 | 1-2pm EST | FREE

Want to earn AIA CEUs from the comfort of your own home? Join our CE|STRONG webinar series powered by the Architect's Newspaper.


Frameless Glass Railing: Designing Stunning, Code-Compliant Systems

Glass railings can be a beautiful addition to your residential and commercial projects, adding value to your portfolio and raising your profits; however, specification questions, code changes and misinterpretations can stand in the way of a successful glass railing project. In this session, attendees will learn about design considerations, code requirements, installation methods, testing standards, cap rail requirements, and laminated glass guardrail requirements. They will also walk away with a sound understanding of 2015 IBC updates—along with their impact— and the important role of the International Code Council (ICC).


Early bird registration now open for 2018 AAMA Annual Conference in Orlando

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Schaumburg, Illinois -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has opened registration for the AAMA 81st Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 19-22, 2018 in Orlando at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. This is the first-ever conference AAMA is hosting with the association's new Monday through Thursday schedule. A special rate is guaranteed through Jan. 26, and attendees are encouraged to book before this date. The AAMA Southeast Region 2018 Winter Meeting immediately will follow the conference in the same location, and separate registration is required.

The keynote speakers for the event will be two representatives of The Afterburners, giving a presentation called, "Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief = Win." Afterburner, Inc.'s founder Jim "Murph" Murphy, started the company, which helps organizations "effectively leverage team experience, lessons learned and structure planning processes to achieve new levels of success." The company does this with the help of the Flawless Education® Cycle, a tool Murphy created after being inspired by his work as an F-15 fighter jet pilot. Two speakers closely familiar with Murphy's philosophies will speak at the conference about them and how they can be applied to businesses.

Other speakers will cover a range of industry-specific and professional growth topics:
* Joe Hetzel from the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) will present, "Pedestrian Doors & Vehicular Access Doors: Similarities & Differences."
* Dr. Fiona Solomon from the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) will give an address called, "Sustainability Standards & Certification in Raw Materials Supply Chains."
* Cristian Barcan from the Vinyl Institute (VI) will give an update on the vinyl industry.
* AAMA Communications Coordinator Meryl Williams will host a workshop entitlted, "The Who, What and Why of Twitter: Better Engage Existing and Potential Customers."

Conference registrants can look forward to the annual awards banquet the night of Feb. 20, which has the theme "Italiana." The dress code is business attire, and a jacket is recommended for photos. Additionally, an optional golf scramble will be held on Monday at Grand Cypress Golf Club, on a new course.

More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA website, https://aamanet.org.

Media contacts:

Heather West, Heather West Public Relations
Email: heather@heatherwestpr.com; 612-724-8760

Angela Dickson, marketing manager, AAMA
Email: adickson@aamanet.org; 714-596-3574

The City of Miami (City) is pleased to announce its Procurement Outreach Program for Small Businesses (POP-UP Shops), a unique series of events, designed and coordinated by the City’s Department of Procurement as its official Procurement Outreach Program for Small Businesses.

 The format for each event will consist of two parts; 1) a networking event to connect small and large firms; and 2) facilitating individualized services and/or resources supported by various City partners. The events may include activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Networking Opportunities for smaller firms or subcontractors to forge partnerships with larger firms or prime contractors.
  • Educational Services to provide information on “How to do business with the City”, including topics such as procurement policies, procedures, and opportunities.
  • Matchmaking Opportunities with various City Departments and other government agencies to help firms connect with business opportunities.
  • Support Resources to promote small business development programs, tools and other available resources.
  • Technical Guidance with registration processes for small businesses such as becoming a City vendor and Certified Small Business Enterprise (CSBE) qualification, registration and compliance.

Attached you will find the marketing materials related to all the scheduled events for the program with embedded hyperlinks to register for FREE. We ask your organization to disseminate the attached marketing materials to all business networks and partners.

 Please visit the Department of Procurement’s website at www.miamigov.com/procurement for additional information about the program. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

 Register below today for FREE and reserve a spot for one or more of the innovative and dynamic POP-Up Shops. 








  Tom Flagg

Assistant to the Director of Procurement

City of Miami Procurement Department

444 SW 2nd Avenue, 6th Floor

Miami, FL 33130








WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2017—The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “The Structural Aspect of Interior Nonstructural Cold-Formed Steel Framing” on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs. 

 The webinar will review various interior nonstructural cold-formed steel framing for code-specified and engineered applications. Often, interior applications beyond ASTM installation standards are not thoroughly addressed in project contract documents. This webinar will assist building design professionals by highlighting code and industry standard limitations and illustrating which ones do not require analysis and which ones require additional engineering to determine proper member sizes and installation. The webinar will cover several topics, including:

 Industry technology,

· Wall and ceiling members: tables, bridging and limitations,

· Chase wall framing,

· Partial height partition support systems,

· Structure deflection accommodations, and

· Suspended ceiling systems. 

 The webinar will be conducted by Randy Kuss, Project Manager at ClarkDietrich Engineering Services, LLC. Randy has more than 25 years of experience in both structural and nonstructural cold-formed steel framing, ranging from basic interior partition installation requirements to complex architectural feature framing. His current responsibilities include engineering pricing, sales, design management, engineering design, detailing and field installation technical services for all aspects of structural and nonstructural cold-formed steel framing.  

 More information on the webinar and registration details are available at http://www.cfsei.org/.

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute comprises hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding a better way to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. CFSEI members work together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods, produce and issue technical bulletins, and provide seminars and online training to improve the knowledge and skills base of engineers and design professionals. For more information, visithttp://www.cfsei.org/


 Debbie Bennett

Manager, Construction Communications

Steel Market Development Institute

Questions and Comments Please contact Sara Guthrie at (407)347-4962 Email:  fseadirector@flsea.com


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