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AWC - Seismic Example WFCM/SPDWS Comparison 2015

  • 12 Jan 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Webinar
When: Thursday, 1/12/2017
From 1:55pm until 3pm EST. Education credits awarded.
Where: Complimentary Webinar
United States
Contact: education@awc.org
 Online registration is available until: 1/12/2017 
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Thursday, January 12, 2017 
1:55PM-3:00PM Eastern

DES413-4 - Seismic Example WFCM/SPDWS Comparison 2015 

There are several design tools and standards to assist engineers, architects, and building officials with the design of shear walls. Prescriptive approaches such as those outlined in AWC's 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) tend to provide conservative results. Engineered approaches such as those outlined in AWC's 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) typically result in more efficient designs. This course will outline several resources available for shear wall design, compare design results, and provide an example for resisting seismic loads on a structure using both the WFCM and SDPWS.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Identify and understand the basic shear wall system to resist lateral seismic loads.
  2. Understand the differences between segmented and perforated shear wall design.
  3. Understand hold down design and special conditions that pertain to seismic hold downs.
  4. Be able to identify and analyze shear walls per 2015 WFCM, and 2015 SDPWS and understand the differences between them.

Education credits will be awarded.

The PDF of the presentation will posted 48 hours before the webinar, and can be accessed here.

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


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