||The three-part seminar will focus on elements that together contribute to the construction and design of better mixed-use buildings. Framed within the objectives of high performance and affordability, a presentation by Scott Nyseth, PE of Stonewood Design, will focus on International Building Code (IBC) provisions and structural challenges associated with designing a podium structure. Opportunities to utilize advanced framing and cross laminated timber (CLT) will also be discussed. Steve Thorburn, PE, LEED AP, CTS-I, CTS-D of Thorburn Associates will explore how multi-story wood systems can be used to meet and exceed acoustical privacy goals. Discussion will center on the detailing and construction of units, and how to keep acoustical costs down. A third presentation by Michael F. Malinowski, AIA, of Applied Architecture, Inc. will look at some of the opportunities and challenges associated with mid-rise design—including code analysis, drivers associated with different occupancies, structural considerations when using an all-wood podium, and durability—in the context of a recently completed building project in the Sacramento Valley. This seminar is intended for engineers, architects, builders and others with an interest in the design and construction of mixed-use wood buildings.