About this course

Proper design of wood structures to resist high wind loads requires the correct use of wind load provisions and member design properties. A thorough understanding of the interaction between wind loads and material properties is important in the design process. Adjustments from reference wind conditions to extreme-value peak gusts require designers to make similar adjustments to design properties to ensure equivalent and economic designs. Wind load provisions have been developed for design of major structural elements using Main Wind-Force Resisting System (MWFRS) loads and secondary cladding elements using Component & Cladding (C&C) loads. Elements and subassemblies which receive loads both directly and as part of the main wind force resisting system, such as wall studs, must be checked independently for MWFRS loads and C&C loads. A load bearing stud wall design example based on the Allowable Stress Design methods outlined in AWC's 2015 National Design SpecificationĀ® (NDSĀ®) for Wood Construction and 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual along with ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures will demonstrate standard design checks for limit states of strength and deflection.



Sponsors Filter: American Wood Council
Topics Filter: Design Standards
Credit Designations Filter: AIA, ICC, PDH
Learning Hours: 1
Credit Designation: 1 AIA LU/HSW, 0.1 ICC CEU, 1 PDH
AIA Course Number: DES230OD 1H
ICC Number: 12031

Dates

Start date: 01/15/24
End date: 08/09/26

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