Date: September 30 - October 2, 2015
|Introduction to Structural Design of Wood Buildings per the 2015 NDS
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
This course will focus on practical code-conforming design of wood structures based on provisions of the 2015 NDS and other AWC standards. At the beginning of the course, we will review the structural design properties of lumber, the derivation of allowable design stresses, and safety factors that are involved in the design process. We will design simple framing elements showing what factors apply to the allowable design properties of lumber and timbers and explain why the various factors apply to a design situation. The methodology of lateral load design to resist wind and seismic loads will be presented. The design methodology for diaphragms and shear walls will also be demonstrated by examples using several AWC design standards and Guides.Registration
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals who never had the opportunity to learn wood design basics in a university-level course, but are involved in the design, construction, and inspection of wood buildings. The primary focus and objectives of this course are a mastery of wood design basics and understanding of the many factors routinely used and required by the 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction.
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