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Woodworks - Wood Products Council

  • 08 Oct 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Tampa, FL

Structural Design for High Winds: Engineering Course for Non-Residential and Multi-Family Wood Buildings

Location: Maggiano's Little Italy - 203 Westshore Plaza

 6 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs or PDH credits $60.00, includes lunch

Florida SEA Member Offer: Enter the code "Wind50" with registration for a 50% discount.

On-site check-in: 7:00 am 

Workshop begins: 7:45 am

Workshop concludes: 3:30 pm

Please go to www.woodworks.org for more information and to register.

Course Description

This course is intended for structural engineers and building designers seeking a full system understanding of design steps, considerations and detailing best practices related to the wind-resistive design and analysis of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. Developed in response to the fact that engineering curricula does not typically include a wood design course, it provides an overview of relevant 2014 Florida Building Code (FBC) provisions and American Wood Council (AWC) referenced standards, a discussion of common design errors, and guidance related to load path continuity, shear walls, diaphragms, and uplift restraint. Topics covered in detail include:

  • Lateral load path continuity and detailing
  • 2014 FBC and AWC referenced standards applicable to wood-frame wind-resisting systems
  • Design and stiffness assumptions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible diaphragms
  • Diaphragm deflection and design of components such as chords and collectors
  • Shear wall design methods, including segmented, perforated and force transfer around openings
  • Design of shear wall components, including holdowns and drag struts
  • Prescriptive wood-based lateral framing options
  • Uplift-resistant design solutions, including combined shear and uplift
  • Out-of-plane wall design for wind loads, including tall walls, gable end walls, and tall walls with large openings, as well as deflection criteria for a variety of wall finishes
  • Multi-story wood-frame design example for high winds, including accommodation of accumulated forces and deflections as well as design and detailing for wood’s interface with concrete podiums and foundations

Attendees can expect a top-to-bottom discussion of all aspects of wood-frame wind-resisting systems.

Questions and Comments Please contact Sara Guthrie at (407)347-4962 Email:  fseadirector@flsea.com


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