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Virginia Tech and American Wood Council offers Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction

April 16 - April 18

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Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction
April 16-18, 2018, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Course Credits: 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) by Virginia Tech
ICC Preferred Provider Course No. 13787 assigned 1.5 CEUs

Course Topics

  1. Durability Issues—Decay, Insects and Design for Durability
  2. Balcony Design Update per the 2018 IBC and AWPA Use Category Standard
  3. Designing Roofs and Balconies to Avoid Ponding
  4. Calculating Wind Loads on Low-Rise Structures per WFCM Engineering Provisions
  5. Residential Floor Girder and Header Design
  6. Design of Bolted Connections per the 2015
  7. Fire: Design Tools for Code-Conforming Wood Construction
  8. Specifying and Constructing Floors to Accommodate Ceramic Tile and Stone
  9. Design of Loadbearing Tall Wood Studs for Wind and Gravity Loads
  10. Wind Shear Wall Design Examples per 2015 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS
  11. Wood Truss Specification and Permanent Bracing Design
  12. Tall Wood Structures: Current Trends and Related Code and Standard Changes

A notebook containing course materials, the ANSI/AWC WFCM-2015 Wood Frame
Construction Manual, and a certificate for 1.5 CEU’s (15-hours) are included in the
registration fee.

For more information regarding this 3 day course visit http://www.cpe.vt.edu/sdtwc/index.html



April 16
April 18


Hyatt Place Blacksburg
650 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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