Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction -May 17-18, 2022 -  The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia
Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction  -May 17-18, 2022 -  The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia



SCHEDULE

Course Topics and Schedule

Tuesday, May 17
8:00 am - 9:20 am Impact of Wood Quality on Physical and Design Properties of Lumber
9:20 am - 9:35 am Break
9:35 am - 10:35 am Design Values for “Multi-Species and Country Grademarked” Lumber
10:35 am – 12:00 pm Design of Loadbearing Tall Wood Studs for Wind and Gravity Loads
12:00pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Mitigating Wood-Framed Egress Stair Stringer Failures
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Permanent Truss Bracing: Engineered and Prescriptive Design
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Errors in Substituting Dead Load for Live Load in Wood Design
Wednesday, May 18
8:00 am - 9:15am Specifying Roof and Floor Trusses per ANSI/TPI 1-2014
9:15 am - 9:30 am Break
9:30 am - 10:45 am Floor Vibration Research Summary and Design Options to Minimize Annoying Vibration Complaints
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Tall Mass Timber and the Building Code
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Fire-Resistance Design of Mass Timber Members and Connections
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Balcony and Deck Design Update per the 2018 IBC/IRC
3:45 pm - 4:50 pm Durability Issues—Decay, Insects and Design/Detailing for Durability
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Course Evaluation and Presentation of Certificates

For More Information

For more specific information on course content, please contact Dr. Frank Woeste at (540) 951-0469, or e-mail: fwoeste@vt.edu.


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