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WoodWorks Technical Workshop: Mid-Rise Shear Walls and Diaphragms

  • 10 Feb 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tampa, 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

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.


February 10th 2016

The Chart House

7616 W Courtney Campbell Causeway

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