Skip to main content

Trainings & webinars

Type III Construction for Multi-Family: Best Practices and Detailing for Success

As demand for multi-family housing grows, there is pressure on building designers to increase the unit density of projects while maintaining affordability. There may also be the need to integrate seamlessly into neighborhoods comprised predominantly of low- and mid-rise buildings. Type III construction provides a code path to maximize the height and area of light-frame wood projects, allowing up to five stories for residential occupancies—either stand-alone or over a single or multi-level podium. This webinar will explore the nuances of Type III multi-family projects, including their advantages, design and detailing best practices, construction requirements, and forthcoming code language that clarifies the acceptable approach to wall/floor intersections.


  • Jonathan Hall, AIA, LEED AP BD+C & Homes, GGLO
  • Jeff Peters, PE, CGC, Regional Director | FL, AL, LA | WoodWorks
  • Kate Carrigg, PE, Regional Director | OR, ID-South, HI | WoodWorks