Based on hundreds of job site inspections, APA staff have identified the most common wood construction framing and sheathing errors found in today’s construction market. This session examines the consequences of these common errors and provides practical solutions for avoiding them.
The four main learning objectives will be:
- Understand how the material properties of wood can affect construction in order to resolve common framing challenges.
- Understand how the consistency of design and building practices can impact the quality of wood structures and how to use consistency to improve construction.
- Learn how moisture affects wood products and how to prevent some common challenges arising from moisture exposure.
- Understand how wind or seismic forces impact the roof, walls, floors, foundation, and connections of a structure; the concept of a continuous load path; and its importance in structural integrity.
Presenter: Larry Oenning, PE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Presenter Bio: Larry Oenning, P.E., is an Engineered Wood Specialist with the Field Services Division of APA – The Engineered Wood Association. Larry’s territory is the Pacific Northwest where he provides free consultations for construction professionals. He has a diverse background in both construction management and building material sales. Prior to joining the APA, Larry was General Sales Manager for Louisiana-Pacific Corporation where he managed a field sales team responsible for the sales of all LP products in Western Canada and Northwest United States. Before LP, Larry had 20 years of experience as a commercial construction manager in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest where he built over 60 significant commercial projects of different types, many of which were primarily wood construction (including hotels, apartments, office buildings, retail buildings and large distribution facilities). Larry has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering (Structures) from Washington State University. Larry is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.