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Mass Timber Construction Using the 2021 International Building Code®

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Understand the implications of new heavy timber construction and the new IBC rules that apply.The recently approved changes to the 2021 International Building Code® contain new heavy timber construction types that allow for mass timber buildings at a much larger scale than what is currently permitted. This innovative approach holds the promise for significant reductions in both the amount of labor and duration of construction while using a sustainable natural resource. While the 2021 International Building Code® will not published until the fall of 2020, it is important for owners and designers to understand the implications of these new heavy timber construction types and how they might be able to seek permission in their local jurisdiction to safely construct taller mass timber structures under previous versions of the IBC.


James A. Ierardi, Ph.D., P.E., LEED? AP, AKF Group, LLC


Heavy Timber and Mass Timber

• Heavy Timber and Fire Resistance

• Heavy Timber Applications Under Current Codes

• Mass Timber and Cross Laminated Timber

• Mass Timber Case Studies

2021 IBC Code Changes

• Mass Timber Fire Testing

• ICC Code Development Process

• New Heavy Timber Construction Types

• New Heavy Timber Height and Area Allowances

Example Applications

• Hospitality and Multi-Family Residential Mixed Use Situations

• Office Mixed Use Situations

• Mass Timber and Podium Approach

Early Adoption Strategies

• Alternative Methods of Design and Construction

• Board of Appeals

Recap of Learning Objectives