Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction  - April 16-18, 2018 - Hyatt Place University - Blacksburg, Virginia
Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction  - April 16-18, 2018 - Hyatt Place University - Blacksburg, Virginia

Course Outline and Schedule

Monday, April 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Onsite Registration
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Durability Issues--Decay, Insects and Design for Durability
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Balcony Design Update per the 2018 IBC and AWPA Use Category Standard
3:20 pm - 3:35 pm Break
3:35 pm - 5:05 pm Designing Roofs and Balconies to Avoid Ponding
Tuesday, April 17
8:00 am - 9:30 am Calculating Wind Loads on Low-Rise Structures per WFCM Engineering Provisions
9:30 am - 9:45 am Break
9:45 am - 10:45 am Residential Floor Girder and Header Design
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Design of Bolted Connections per the 2015 NDS
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Fire: Design Tools for Code-Conforming Wood Construction
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Specifying and Constructing Floors to Accommodate Ceramic Tile and Stone
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Design of Load-bearing Tall Wood Studs for Wind and Gravity Loads
Wednesday, April 18
8:00 am - 9:30 am Wind Shear Wall Design Examples per 2015 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS
9:30 am - 9:40 am Break
9:40 am - 11:05 am Wood Truss Specification and Permanent Bracing Design
11:05 am - 11:50 am Tall Wood Structures: Current Trends and Related Code and Standard Changes
11:50 am - 12:00pm Course Evaluation and Presentation of Certificates


Virginia Tech - Invent the Future Continuing & Professional Education @ Virginia Tech