Wood over podium structures have become common in the United States as demand has increased for dense, mixed-use spaces and multi-unit residences. Using the maximum allowable building heights can result in structures with five or six stories of wood over two or more stories of concrete; however, there are unique design considerations for podium structures of this height. For wood superstructures, this includes gravity and lateral loads far greater than their low-rise counterparts, as well as fire-retardant treatment requirements for exterior walls. Meanwhile, concrete podium levels must be designed to support the wood superstructure, including large anchorage forces from the ends of the wood shear walls, while maintaining shallow floor/ceiling thicknesses.
This webinar is geared toward the practicing engineer who may have experience with low rise wood structures but is new to mid-rise podium structures. It will address some of the unique design considerations, particularly as they relate to the seismic design of Type III wood structures over post-tensioned concrete slabs.
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