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WoodWorks Technical Workshop: Mid-Rise Shear Walls and Diaphragms

  • 09 Feb 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Coral Gables, FL

2016 Q1 Florida Workshops

WoodWorks | Wood Products Council

Technical Workshop: Mid-Rise Shear Walls and Diaphragms

Presented by, Terry Malone, PE, SE, Senior Technical Director, WoodWorks

8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. | 4 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs or PDH credits (FBPE approved provider)  | $40, includes lunch

Florida SEA Member Offer: Enter the code "FLORIDA50" with registration for a 50% discount.

Intended for structural engineers or architects who would like a deeper understanding of advanced shear wall and diaphragm principles, this presentation will provide an in-depth look at wood-frame shear wall designs commonly used for non-residential and multi-family low-rise and mid-rise buildings, including those with rectangular, offset and open-front plans. Topics will also include: a brief discussion on diaphragm irregularities and the detailing required to maintain continuous load paths across areas of discontinuity; a review of the new 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) requirements for shear walls; a new method of analysis for a shear wall with Force Transfer Around an Opening (FTAO); and available methods to analyze tall shear walls in mid-rise structures and determine their effect on the horizontal distribution of shears through the diaphragm and shear walls.

Coral Gables

February 9th 2016

Morton’s The Steakhouse

2333 Ponce de Leon Boulevard

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


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