By the end of this course, learners will demonstrate a deeper understanding of podium structures and approaches to their design and construction. In addition, the course will examine 2018 IBC code provisions applicable to multi-story podiums. Additionally, the benefits of using timber in podium construction will be analyzed along with case studies that demonstrate the ways in which this construction typology is suited to urban infill applications.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of podium construction and design.
  • Discuss the advantages of podium construction and the unique design benefits of using timber as a primary building material.
  • Examine relevant building code provisions applicable to multi-story podium structures, including considerations for fire and life safety design.
  • Examine several case studies that feature podium configurations and the challenges, benefits, and best practices of using this construction typology.

Pre-Requisite: None