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The Long and Short of


Wood Roof Systems

Presented by Scott Breneman, PhD, PE, SE


October 1, 2014
Photo Al Karevy/Bensonwood

“The Wood Products Council” is a Registered Provider with The


American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems
(AIA/CES). Credit(s) earned on completion of this program will be
reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion
for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon
request.

This program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing


professional education. As such, it does not include content that
may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement
by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or
manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material
or product.

Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will


be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.

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Course Description

This course is an overview of the many framing


systems commonly used in buildings in the United
States for a variety of span lengths. The
presentation will review the possible wood structural
framing systems including rafters, metal plated wood
trusses, engineered wood products and hybrid roof
systems. Also covered will be how these
components can be combined to create efficient and
versatile roof framing systems. All of these concepts
will be reinforced through the presentation of real
example projects with details on the framing system
used to achieve the project goals.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program:


• Participants will be familiar with wood framing options
available for use as roof framing and be able to evaluate
different framing systems to use for building projects
• Participants will be familiar with the variety of roof
geometries that are possible with wood framing systems
• Through the presentation of several project case studies,
the participant will understand how long span roof
systems can be built from all wood and hybrid wood
structural configurations
• Participants will be familiar with the International Building
Code provisions that allow the use of wood systems in
many roof applications including use in non-combustible
Type I and Type II construction buildings

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Wood Roof

Riding Arena

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Commercial Strip Mall

Christ the King Catholic Church

Christ the King Catholic Church


Hamilton, GA
Architect: CDH Partners, Inc.
Engineer: KSI Structural Engineers

Timber trusses and wood decking


Spire created unique skylight effect

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Photo courtesy RedBuilt

Photo Scott Breneman - WoodWorks


Freedom Truck Center, Spokane, WA
Architects: ALSC Architects
Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers

University Laval Soccer Stadium, Quebec City


Architect: ABCP Architecture + urbanisme
Photos courtesy Nordic Engineered Wood Products

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Layton Petro Mart, Greenfield, Wisconsin


ARCHITECT: Arquitectura, Inc.
ENGINEER: Jendusa Engineering Associates, Inc.
PHOTOS: Arquitectura, Inc.

Outline of Presentation

• Wood Roof Components


• Wood Roof Systems
• IBC Code Provisions for Wood Roofs
• Why Consider Wood

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Outline of Presentation

• Wood Roof Components


• Wood Roof Systems
• IBC Code Provisions for Wood Roofs
• Why Consider Wood

Components of Roof System?

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Components of a Wood Roof System

Components of a Wood Roof System

Continuous Weather Proof Layers

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Components of a Wood Roof System

Structural Sheathing

Components of a Wood Roof System

Structural Framing

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Wood Roof Sheathing Options

Wood Structural Panels


Oriented Strand Board (OSB) and Plywood
Solid Sawn Decking
2x, 3x and 4x dimensional lumber
Mechanically Laminated or Tongue & Groove
Panel Products:
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Panels

Wood Structural Panels

Plywood - the
original engineered
wood panel (>100
years)

Oriented Strand
Board (OSB) - a
second generation
engineered wood
panel (>25 years)

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IBC 2012 2303.1.4 Wood structural panels.

Wood structural panels, when used structurally (including those used for siding, roof
and wall sheathing, subflooring, diaphragms and built-up members), shall conform to
the requirements for their type in DOC PS 1, DOC PS 2 or ANSI/APA PRP 210. Each
panel or member shall be identified for grade, bond classification, and Performance
Category by the trademarks of an approved testing and grading agency. The
Performance Category value shall be used as the “nominal panel thickness” or “panel
thickness” whenever referenced in this code. Wood structural panel components shall
be designed and fabricated in accordance with the applicable standards listed in
Section 2306.1 and identified by the trademarks of an approved testing and inspection
agency indicating conformance to the applicable standard. In addition, wood structural
panels when permanently exposed in outdoor applications shall be of Exterior type,
except that wood structural panel roof sheathing exposed to the outdoors on the
underside is permitted to be Exposure 1 type.

APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide

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Lumber Decking

• See IBC 2012 2304.8


• American Wood Council’s Wood
Construction Data No. 2 “Tongue
and Grove Roof Decking”

Lumber Decking

Code Acceptance for 2, 3 and 4 inch thick Tongue


& Groove Lumber Decking per IBC 2012 2304.8

3x6 Double T&G Pine


2x6 T&C Doug Fir
Photo Southern Wood Specialities
Photo Bear Creek Lumber

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Lumber Decking Layup Options

Details in IBC with further information in AWC WCD 2

American Wood Council


Wood Construction Data 2
Tongue and Groove Roof Decking

Christ the King Catholic Church

Christ the King Catholic Church


Hamilton, GA
Architect: CDH Partners, Inc.
Engineer: KSI Structural Engineers

Timber trusses and wood decking


Spire created unique skylight effect

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Lumber Roof Decking Spans

• AWC WCD 2 T&G Decking Design Tools.


• Used with Lumber Design Values from National
Design Specification for Wood Construction and
Supplement.

Lumber Roof Decking Spans


• 2 inch can span up to 8 feet or more
• 3 inch can span up to 12 feet or more
• 4 inch can span up to 16 feet or more
• Spans depend on Loads, Species and Grade of Lumber, Deck Layup
Pattern, Acceptable Deflection, etc.

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Diaphragm Sheathing Limitations


• IBC 2012 2306.2 applies to wood-framed diaphragms and references
AWC Special Design Provisions for Wind & Seismic 2008 (SDPWS):
• Example capacities are:
Diaphragm Max Aspect Max Possible Allowable Shear
Type Ratio Capacity (ASD) in SPDWS
Lumber Sheathing
Horizontal 2x sheathing 2:1 VW=70 plf, VS=50 plf
1 layer Diagonal 2x sheathing 3:1 VW=420 plf, VS=300 plf

2 layers Diagonal 2x sheathing 4:1 VW=840 plf, VS=600 plf


Wood Panels
Blocked WSP* 4:1 VW=2520 plf, VS=1800 plf
Unblocked WSP 3:1 VW=447 plf, VS=320 plf

*Maximum value from high load diaphragms

Components of a Wood Roof System

Structural Framing
Rafters

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Components of a Wood Roof System

Structural Framing
Purlins

Components of a Wood Roof System

Structural Framing
Rafters and Purlins

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Ithaca Foreign Car Repair, Ithaca NY


Photos courtesy New Energy Works Timberframers

Ithaca Foreign Car

Ithaca Foreign Car Repair


Photos courtesy New Energy Works Timberframers

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Solid Sawn Roof Framing

Design Routes:
IBC 2012 2308 – Conventional Light-Frame
Construction
AWC NDS 2012 – Engineered Design
AWC Wood Frame Construction Manual 2012
- Design tools based upon NDS

Solid Sawn Roof Framing Spans

Possible long spans based upon a common 24” o.c.


spacing in lightly loaded applications
Size Achievable Span

2x4 8 ft
2x6 12 ft
2x8 16 ft
2x10 20 ft
2x12 24 ft

Acceptable spans depend on Loads, Species and Grade of Lumber, Acceptable Deflection, etc.
See NDS 2012 or Wood Frame Construction Manual 2012 for design

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Glulam

Glulam

What is Glulam?

Glulam = a structural composite of lumber


and adhesives

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Dispersal of Strength Reducing Characteristics

Single Lamination

Glued Laminated Timber

Spans of 100 feet or greater achievable

12-1/4” x 84”
140 ft. clear span
Camber = 8”

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Flexibility of Shapes and Spans

Portland International Jetport, Portland, Maine


Architect : Gensler
Structural Engineer: Oest Associates
Timber Engineer: DeStefano & Chamberlain

Photos courtesy DeStafano & Chamberlain, Inc.

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Portland International Jetport, Portland, Maine


Architect : Gensler
Structural Engineer: Oest Associates
Timber Engineer: DeStefano & Chamberlain

Photos courtesy DeStafano & Chamberlain, Inc.

Portland International Jetport, Portland, Maine 32 by 64 feet bays


Photos courtesy DeStafano & Chamberlain, Inc. 40,000 sf timber roof

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Lemay America Auto Museum 104’ Span Glulam Arches


Photos courtesy Western Wood Structures Glulam purlins @ 4’ o.c

Promega Feynman Center, The Crossroads, Madison, Wisconsin


ARCHITECT: Uihlein-Wilson Architects, Inc.
ENGINEER: EwingCole
DESIGN CONSULTANT: Archemy Consulting
PHOTOS: Aitor Sanchez/EwingCole

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Promega Feynman Center, The Crossroads, Madison, Wisconsin


Photos: Aitor Sanchez/EwingCole

Pre Fabricated Wood I-Joists

Recognized in IBC 2303.1.2 using ASTM D 5055


Proprietary Products with Evaluation Reports
SCL or
lumber
flanges

Structural Structural
glue joints wood
panel web

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Prefabricated Wood I-Joists

Wide range of depths and flange widths

Commercial Strip Mall

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Havens Elementary School, Piedmont CA


Design : ATI Architects and Engineers
General Contractor: Webcor 46,000 sf school replacement
Photo Janelle Leafblad - WoodWorks
Completed 2010

Havens Elementary School, Piedmont CA


Design : ATI Architects and Engineers 46,000 sf school replacement
General Contractor: Webcor
Completed 2010
Photos courtesy RedBuilt

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Structural Composite Lumber

Laminated Parallel Laminated Oriented


Veneer Strand Strand Strand
Lumber Lumber Lumber Lumber

University of Idaho Recreational Center 85,000 sq ft


Architects: Ohlson Lavoie Company Completed 2002
Structural Engineer: Coffman Engineers PSL Truss Roof

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Outline of Presentation

• Wood Roof Components


• Wood Roof Systems
• IBC Code Provisions for Wood Roofs
• Why Consider Wood

Metal Plated Wood Truss

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Truss Configurations

Parallel chord or flat truss

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Truss Configurations

Scissors
Studio Vault

Vaulted Parallel Chord Tray or Coffer

Flat Vault Barrel Vault

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Truss Configurations

Tri-Bearing Bowstring

Double Cantilever
Gambrel

Room-In-Attic Polynesian

Truss Configurations

Half Hip
Mono

Sloping Flat Cantilevered Mansard


W/ Parapets

Hip

Half Scissors

Dual64Pitch
Clerestory

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Truss Configurations

Multi-Piece

Double Inverted

Parallel Chord Scissors Truss

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Riding Arena

82’ Clear Span Trusses

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90’ Clear Span Glulam Trusses

Cayucos
Elementary K-
8

Location:
Cayucos, CA

Completed:
2009

Architect:
RRM Design
Group

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Photo courtesy David Hourdequin – D. Remy & Co.

Shenandoah Social Center


Architect: Pinnacle Design, Dale Wilkowske 42’ span DF Trusses
Timber Structural Engineer: D. Remy & Co. Completed 2008

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Components of a Wood Roof System

Structural Framing

Panelized Roof System


!Pre-fabricated roof sections
lifted into place
!Safety, cost, speed

! Two common types


" All wood
" Hybrid

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When are Panelized Roofs used?


Most commonly with tilt-up
concrete or masonry walls

Typical for large, low slope,


roof structures

How is a Panelized Roof Constructed?

1 Column erection

2 Girders placement

3 Purlin installation

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How is a Panelized Roof Constructed?

Panels are assembled on the


4 ground (often 8’ width)
•Single purlin
•Sub-purlins or stiffeners
spaced @ 24”oc
•Plywood or OSB

HowHow
is isa aPanelized
Panelized Roof Constructed?
Roof Constructed

5 Pre-framed panel placement

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How is a Panelized Roof Constructed?

Pre-framed panel secured


•Purlin to girder
6 •Sub-purlins to purlin
•Final panel nailing

7 Process repeated

Panelized System Elements


Pre-framed Panel

Wood Structural
Panel Sheathing
!4x8, 4x10, or 8x8 jumbo panels
!OSB or plywood

Purlin

2 ½” Glulam, I-joist, Open-web truss


Subpurlin
Open-web wood flange, steel joist
Dimensional sawn
lumber

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Defining Panelized System Elements

Pre-framed
panel

Girder
Girder
Simple span or Cantilevered Glulams
Panels span between girder lines

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WoodWorks Case Study


• Introductory Piece
• 4 Case Studies
• Highlights Benefits
• Cost
• Schedule
• Safety
• Demonstrates Variety
• states/climates
• Occupancies
• Construction applications

Design Examples

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Freedom Truck Center, Spokane, WA 45,000 sq ft


Architects: ALSC Architects Panelized Roof
Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers Photos courtesy RedBuilt

Light House Baptist Church Multi-Purpose Building 90 ft span


Architect: Cliff Paris Gym on 2nd Floor
Structural Engineer: Manning Engineering Photos courtesy RedBuilt

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Light House Baptist Church Multi-Purpose Building 90 ft span


Architect: Cliff Paris Gym on 2nd Floor
Structural Engineer: Manning Engineering Photos courtesy RedBuilt

Post Frame Construction

Features
" Wood side wall posts
" Pitched Trusses
" Wide bay spacing (8ft +)
" Large clear spans (100 ft+)

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Typical Post Frame Building System

Sheathing:
• 26 to 29 ga
Ribbed Steel OR
• OSB or Plywood

Roof Purlins
Typ. 2x4s
“on edge” or
“flat”

Roof Framing Wall Girts


Trusses or Rafters Typ. 2x4 or 2x6
6 to 12 ft o.c. “flat”

Laminated or Solid-Sawn
Wood Columns

Commercial Office/Warehouse, Cloquet MN


81 foot spans
Photos courtesy Morton Buildings

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Variety of Post Frame Building Configurations Photos courtesy Morton Buildings

82’ Clear Span Trusses

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Timber Frame Systems

SIMPLE TRUSS CLASSIC KING POST TRUSS KING POST TRUSS

HAMMER TRUSS SCISSOR TRUSS


QUEEN POST SYSTEM

25,000 sq ft
William N. Allyn Conference Center Photos courtesy New Energy Works Timberframers

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25,000 sq ft
William N. Allyn Conference Center Photos courtesy New Energy Works Timberframers

25,000 sq ft
William N. Allyn Conference Center Photos courtesy New Energy Works Timberframers

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Burr & Burton Academy – Mountain Campus LEED Platinum – Net Zero
Photos Al Karevy Courtesy Bensonwood

Burr & Burton Academy – Mountain Campus LEED Platinum – Net Zero
Photos Al Karevy. Courtesy Bensonwood

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Catherine Houghton Arts Center


White Mountain School Net Zero – Panelized Construction
Bethleham, NH Photos: White Mountain School. Courtesy Bensonwood

15,000 sf Type VA Structure


Whole Foods Market 67’ Span Glulam trusses @ 14’ o.c. & 2x6 T&G SP Deck
Atlanta, GA On glulam beams and 8x8 Columns @ 20 ft o.c.

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Glulam Arches

Chemical Storage Facility


Portland, OR

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Three Hinge Arch

Port of Portland Terminal 5 Potash Storage Facility 160 by 2083 ft


Photos courtesy Western Wood Structures 1995 Construction, 2006 Addition

Three Hinge Arch

Port of Portland Terminal 5 Potash Storage Facility 160 by 2083 ft


Photos courtesy Western Wood Structures 1995 Construction, 2006 Addition

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YMCA Camp Thunderbird Duke Energy Pavilion


Lake Wylie, South Carolina
ENGINEER: Bulla Smith Design Engineering
PHOTOS: Stanley Capps

YMCA Camp Thunderbird Duke Energy Pavilion, Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Photos: Stanley Capps

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Duke Lower
and Middle
School

Location:
Durham, NC

Completed:
2009

Architect:
DTW
Architects and
Planners

Size:
3 Middle
School Bldgs
2 Lower
School Bldgs

Cost:
Middle School
$130/sf
Lower School
$112/sf

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Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond, B.C.

• Multi-purpose arena with 500,000 sf. floor area


• 330’ clear span arches w/ 2 way curvature roof
covering 6 acres
• Proprietary Woodwave panel roof system Credit: naturallywood.com
spanned between the composite glue-lam Design team: CannonDesign
arches Owner: City of Richmond

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Richmond Skating Oval

Anaheim Ice Arena


Architect: Frank Gehry 116 ft span
Photos courtesy Western Wood Structures

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Anaheim Ice Arena


Architect: Frank Gehry 116 ft span
Photos courtesy Western Wood Structures

Arch splice
connection

Anaheim Ice Arena


Architect: Frank Gehry 116 ft span
Photos courtesy Western Wood Structures

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University Laval Soccer Stadium, Quebec City


Architect: ABCP Architecture + urbanisme 216 ft span
Photos courtesy Nordic Engineered Wood Products

University Laval Soccer Stadium, Quebec City


Architect: ABCP Architecture + urbanisme 216 ft span
Photos courtesy Nordic Engineered Wood Products

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Buffalo HarborCenter, Rink 1 140 ft span Hybrid Glulam Truss


Photos courtesy Nordic Engineered Wood Products Under Construction, Fall 2014

Rayleigh Durham International Terminal 2 Up to 136 ft spans


Lead Architect: Fentress Architects Hybrid Glulam Truss
Lead Structural: ARUP
Completed 2010
Photos courtesy Structurlam Products

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Rayleigh Durham International Terminal 2 Up to 136 ft spans


Lead Architect: Fentress Architects Hybrid Glulam Truss
Lead Structural: ARUP
Completed 2010
Photos courtesy Structurlam Products

Outline of Presentation

• Wood Roof Components


• Wood Roof Systems
• IBC Code Provisions for Wood Roofs
• Why Consider Wood

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IBC Conforming Routes to Wood Roofs

1) Construction Type for Whole Building

2) Allowances for Wood Roofs

IBC Conforming Routes to Wood Roofs

Qualify Whole Building for Construction Type,


III, IV or V:

1) Type III, IV or V construction per IBC 2012 Section


503, Table 503 and the allowable heights and
areas modifications for sprinklers, etc.

2) Type III, IV or V construction per Unlimited Area


options in Section 507

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2012 Code Conforming Wood Design

Accommodates Scale

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Unlimited Area Buildings

IBC 2012 Section 507 gives Unlimited Area Building


routes for Type III, IV and/or V Construction for the
following occupancies:
Assembly
Education
Business,
Factory
Mercantile
Storage

Pop Quiz

What is the maximum possible area allowed in IBC 2012 for a


wood 1 story Education occupancy building with sprinklers?

Unlimited Area
IBC 2012 507.10, Type IIIA or IV Construction

What is the maximum possible area allowed in IBC 2012 for a


wood 2 story B, M, F, or S occupancy building with sprinklers?

Unlimited Area
IBC 2012 507.4, Type IIIA or IV Construction

Assembly occupancies options as well.


Buildings required to have surrounding public ways and/or yards.
See IBC 507 for specific requirements.

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IBC Conforming Routes to Wood Roofs

Wood Roofs Allowed in other Construction Types


1) Footnote b of Table 601 (FRTW when > 20 ft)
2) Footnote c of Table 601 (HT when 1hr or less
Required)

Fire Resistance Rating -IBC Table 601

b. Except in Group F-1, H, M and S-1 occupancies, fire protection of structural


members shall not be required, including protection of roof framing and decking
where every part of the roof construction is 20 feet or more above any floor
immediately below. Fire-retardant-treated wood members shall be allowed to be used
for such unprotected members.
c. In all occupancies, heavy timber shall be allowed where a 1-hour or less fire-
resistance rating is required.

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Table 601 Footnotes – “b”


Fire protection of structural members shall not be required,
where every part of the roof construction is 20 feet or more
above any floor immediately below.

• FRT wood allowed: For Type I, II, III, and V roof framing

20’

Except in group F-1, H,


M, and S-1 occupancies

Table 601 Footnotes – “c”

Heavy Timber roof can be used


where fire rating is 1hr or less

• Applies to any type of


construction except Type IA

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LAUSD – Miguel Contreras Learning Complex


Fotoworks | Benny Chan

Laurence Anderson Photography

Type IV Construction

Heavy Timber (HT) has …


• Exterior walls made of noncombustible
materials or fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW)
• Interior building elements of heavy timber or
laminated wood meeting minimum dimensions
and without concealed spaces

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Minimum Sizes – Roof Framing


602.4.9 Exterior structural members – Beam Supporting
Where horizontal separation of 20 ft is Roof Load
provided, heavy timber wood columns > 4x6 nominal
and arches are permitted externally.

Column Supporting
Roof Load
> 6x8 nominal

Photo of Hoffstadt Bluff Visitor’s Center

Minimum Sizes – Roof Framing


Often 7/16” sheathing may be applied over 2x deck to increase diaphragm strength

Roof Decking
> 2x T&G Deck
! 1-1/8” WSP
! 3x on edge-planks
! CLT

Truss Framing
> 4x6

Photo of Hoffstadt Bluff Visitor’s Center

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Minimum Sizes – Floor Framing


IBC Section 602.4 (Table 602.4) address minimum sizes

Beam Supporting
Floor Load
> 6x10 nominal

Columns and beams can


be sawn or Glu-laminated

Column Supporting
Floor Load
> 8x8 nominal

Arch Sprung From the Ground


Images Provided by Structural Wood Corporation

Arches supporting roof loads Timber Arches supporting roof


from top of wall shall be > 4x6 loads and springing from floor > 6x8
at bottom & 6x6 at top

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Equivalent Glued Laminated Net Size


Table 602.4
Wood member Size Equivalents
Minimum Nominal Minimum Glued-laminated Minimum Structural
Solid Sawn Size Net Size Composite Lumber Net Size
Width, Inch Depth, Inch Width, Inch Depth, Inch Width, Inch Depth, Inch

8 8 6¾ 8¾ 7 7½

6 10 5 10 ½ 5¼ 9½

6 8 5 8¼ 5¼ 7½

6 6 5 6 5¼ 5½

4 6 3 6 7/8 3½ 5½

Outline of Presentation

• Wood Roof Components


• Wood Roof Systems
• IBC Code Provisions for Wood Roofs
• Why Consider Wood

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Measures:
All inputs:
- Raw materials
- Energy
- Water

All outputs:
- Products
- Co-products
- Emissions
- Effluents
- Wastes

Consider all stages in production,


use, disposal

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for the Roof of


Raleigh-Durham Airport Terminal

Athena Sustainable Materials Institute (2011)

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Roof of Raleigh-Durham Airport Terminal

Life cycle assessment showed that use of wood rather than


steel resulted in:
- Energy savings of 5,600 MWh, equivalent to the
electricity use of 500 homes over 1 year or 23 days of
operational energy use for the terminal.
- Global Warming Potential (GWP) savings of 1,000 t
CO2e.

Dispelling Myths about Wood Products


Common environmental concerns about
specifying wood:

1. Is North America running out of


Forests?

2. Does specifying wood products


contribute to deforestation?

3. Is wood is a renewable resource?

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State of our Forests


Forest Area in the United States
1630-2007
1200
1045 72%
1000
Million Acres

800 759 760 756 761 744 738 747 749 751
Thousand

600

400

200

0
1630 1907 1938 1953 1963 1977 1987 1997 2002 2007

Source: USDA-Forest Service, General Technical Report WO-78. (2009).

State of our Forests


Forest Area in the United States
1630-2007
1200
1045 72%
1000
Million Acres

800 759 760 756 761 744 738 747 749 751
Thousand

600
Forest area has been stable
400

200
for over 100 years!
0
1630 1907 1938 1953 1963 1977 1987 1997 2002 2007

Source: USDA-Forest Service, General Technical Report WO-78. (2009).

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State of our Forests


US Timber Volume on Timber Land
900

800

700
Inventory (billion cubic feet)

365.1 370.5
600 347
346.7
500 363.2
363.7
400
256.4 268
300 244.6
223.4
200 174.1
148.5
100 190 214.3 217.6
128.3 163
103.7
0
1953 1963 1977 1987 1997 2002
North South West
Source: USDA-Forest Service, US Forest Resource Facts and Historical Trends FS-801. (2004).

State of our Forests


US Timber Volume on Timber Land
900

800

700
Inventory (billion cubic feet)

365.1 370.5
600 347
346.7
500 363.2

400
363.7
Volume of Trees has been
256.4 268
300
growing for over 50 years!
174.1
223.4
244.6

200
148.5
100 190 214.3 217.6
128.3 163
103.7
0
1953 1963 1977 1987 1997 2002
North South West
Source: USDA-Forest Service, US Forest Resource Facts and Historical Trends FS-801. (2004).

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Dispelling Myths about Wood Products


US Forest Lands

How can we help to ensure


forest sustainability?

Increase in Increase in
DEMAND SUPPLY

" Specify certified sustainable wood products


" Ensures responsible and sustainable harvesting
" No other building material uses a third-party
certification system to ensure sustainability
" Creates economic disincentives to deforestation

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Conclusions

Ithaca Foreign Car

Ithaca Foreign Car Repair


Photos courtesy New Energy Works Timberframers

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Havens Elementary School, Piedmont CA


Design : ATI Architects and Engineers 46,000 sf school replacement
General Contractor: Webcor
Completed 2010
Photos courtesy RedBuilt

Photo courtesy David Hourdequin – D. Remy & Co.

Shenandoah Social Center


Architect: Pinnacle Design, Dale Wilkowske 42’ span DF Trusses
Timber Structural Engineer: D. Remy & Co. Completed 2008

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YMCA Camp Thunderbird Duke Energy Pavilion, Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Photos: Stanley Capps

Rayleigh Durham International Terminal 2 Up to 136 ft spans


Lead Architect: Fentress Architects Hybrid Glulam Truss
Lead Structural: ARUP
Completed 2010
Photos courtesy Structurlam Products

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Questions?
This concludes The American Institute
of Architects Continuing Education
Systems Course

Scott Breneman
530-723-6230
Scott.Breneman@woodworks.org

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