LL026 Wood Framing in School Construction
Scott Lockyear, PE, National Director for School Construction, WoodWorks
This presentation will focus on current allowances and restrictions for the use of wood in schools. With an emphasis on actual project examples—including the recently-completed 320,000-square-foot El Dorado High School in Arkansas—topics will include fire protection, heights and areas, aesthetics and cost. Attendees will learn not only how to construct schools using wood-frame systems, but how to evaluate whether wood is a good fit for their upcoming projects.
1.) Discuss techniques to reduce project costs.
2.) Investigate allowable heights and areas.
3.) Review techniques to improve life safety of a structure.
4.) Discuss aesthetics in the use of wood construction.
Room: Learning Lounge