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  • 30 Jul 2015
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Webinar
Disaster-resistant Wood Frame Construction – Designing to Resist High Wind, Seismic, and Snow Loads – Loads and Roof Story Design (STD335

The Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (ANSI/AWC WFCM-2012) is referenced in the 2012 International Building Code and 2012 International Residential Code.  The WFCM contains tabulated prescriptive and engineered design provisions based on ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and covers connections, wall systems, floor systems, and roof systems. A range of structural elements are included such as sawn lumber, structural glued laminated timber, wood structural panel sheathing, I-joists, and trusses.

Using Design of Wood Frame Buildings for High Wind, Snow, and Seismic Loadings (2012 WFCM Workbook) this 2-part hands-on session provides a design example, helpful checklist, and background information for design of a wood-frame structure in accordance with the 2012 WFCM.  Using plans from a 2-story residence, participants prescriptively design the structure to resist high wind, seismic, and typical residential gravity loads. Part 1 will provide an overview of appropriate loads to apply to residential structures and work through the roof story design. Participants are strongly encouraged to view the free recorded webinar on Significant Changes to the 2012 WFCM (STD315) prior to this webinar.

Please note that for this webinar you will need to have the 2012 WFCM and 2012 WFCM Workbook readily available.  Click here to download the 2012 WFCM and download/print the 2012 WFCM Workbook.  

Eligible attendees will qualify for ICC and AIA education credits.

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