Wood framing expert Matthew Brown will bring his unique perspective on top framing concerns to the 2015 Oklahoma Building Summit & Expo in a breakout session entitled Engineered Wood Issues.
Brown will teach his class at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 27 at the Cox Convention Center. The two-day Building Summit & Expo begins on Wednesday, August 26.
With more than a decade of experience as the Design and Quality Manager for Accent Homes, Inc., in northern Indiana, Brown joined APA-The Engineered Wood Association in July 2014 to lead its educational efforts.
"My role with APA-The Engineered Wood Association, is to build relationships with builders, suppliers, code officials, engineers and architects to be a resource for engineered wood products," Brown said. "I work to educate the wood industry on the impacts of energy efficiency and educate the raters, code officials and builders on the advantages of wood construction for energy efficiency and sustainability."
Brown's agenda for his session includes top framing concerns, wall bracing requirements and simplified wall bracing, as well as wall systems, floor systems and roof/ceiling systems.
"I have a deep understanding of the true energy efficiency of engineered wood products and bring knowledge of how engineered wood products can effectively compete in today's advanced energy codes," Brown said.
Register today for the Oklahoma Building Summit & Expo.