The WoodWorks Solutions Fair is a free event that will be held at the misnamed Westin Chicago North Shore, which isn't actually in Chicago at all, but out in the northwest suburb of Wheeling. It is an all-day event scheduled for Wednesday, September 8th. More information here.
Here are the nuts and bolts from the press release:
The Wood Solutions Fair is a free, day-long educational event for architects, engineers, builders, professors and students. It combines topical seminars with relevant trade booths to provide a comprehensive educational experience for building with wood in a full range of non-residential and multi-family building types.
Seminar topics include:
Design of Wood-frame Structures for Wind and Seismic Forces
Introduction to Post-frame Construction and Design
The Future of Structural Insulated Panels as a Commercial Building Envelope
Connection Solutions for Wood-frame structures
A Practical Guide to Life Cycle Assessment
Today’s Glulam – Important Considerations for Design and Construction Professionals
Understanding Your Environment: Forests, Trees and Responsible Wood Products
Fire Protection Principles for Wood-frame Structures
Regional Wood Design Award winners will be announced, and in-depth and practical information can be applied to projects immediately. WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider, and eligible attendees will qualify for up to 6 HSW credits. Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.