SEAM October Wood Design Seminar

2008 SDPWS (Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic Loading) and Overview of 2009 IBC Chapter 23 Plus Connection Design Seminar and Engineered Wood Products Seminar

October 5, 2010

Presented by The American Wood Council (AWC) as part of the American Forest & Paper Association.

The American Wood Council is the industry leader in development of standards for wood design. Participants in this seminar will be able to comprehend provisions of the 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic Loading. Attendees will learn about lateral load behavior and structural response, and also be able to apply building code provisions, connection design philosophies, detailing, and code provisions.

ANSI / AF&PA SDPWS-2008:

Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic standard with Commentary covers materials, design, and construction of wood members, fasteners, and assemblies to resist wind and seismic forces. Engineered design of wood structures to resist wind or seismic forces is either by allowable stress design (ASD); or load and resistance factor design (LRFD). The most notable new provisions of the2008 Wind and Seismic standard include criteria for wood structural panels designed to resist combined shear and uplift from wind.

Criteria for proportioning, design, and detailing of engineered wood systems, members, and connections in lateral force resisting systems is provided. Nominal shear capacities of diaphragms and shear walls are provided for reference assemblies. Provisions of the SDPWS are generally consistent with provisions of the International Building Code (IBC), the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings (FEMA 368), as well as recommendations in current design standards or guidelines such asASCE-7.
Connection Design Seminar: This seminar presents current wood connection design philosophy, behavior, serviceability issues, and connection design techniques for small and large wood members, panel products, and wood assemblies, using dowel-type and specialized components. A brief introduction to connection design software will be provided.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this seminar, you will be:

  1. Familiar with current wood connection design philosophy, behavior, and serviceability issues.
  2. Familiar with design techniques for small and large wood members, panel products, and wood assemblies;
  3. Familiar with dowel-type and specialized components
  4. Briefly introduce to connection design software solutions.

Engineered Wood Products Seminar:

This seminar provides an introduction to the ever-growing family of engineered wood products (EWP). Products covered are lumber, glued-laminated timber (glulam), structural composite lumber, wood I-joists, plywood, and oriented-strand board. The standards that form the basis for the manufacture and development of design stresses for each product are discussed. Unique characteristics for each product are highlighted and extensive examples of the use of these products in a wide range of building applications are presented.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this seminar, you will be:

  1. Familiar with the ever-growing family of engineered wood products (EWP’s) and their unique characteristics, including: lumber, glued-laminated timber (glulam), structural composite lumber, wood I-joists, plywood, oriented strand board
  2. Familiar with the standards that form the basis for the manufacture and development of design stresses for each product.
  3. Knowledgeable about the use of these products through examples of a wide range of building applications.

This 1-day workshop (6.0 teaching contact hours) combines lectures, slide presentations and interactive participation of the participants with the instructor.

DATE: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

LOCATION:
Howard Johnson Restaurant and Banquet Center
www.hojoportland.com
155 Riverside Street
Portland, Maine
Phone: (207) 775-6536

CREDITS:
6.0 PDHs/0.6 CEUs
Note: AWC is a registered CEU provider w/ IACET, AIA-CES and AIBD

AGENDA:
8:00 am-8:30 am Sign in (Coffee, tea, assorted pastries and bagels will be served)
8:30 am-4:30 pm Presentation
(Breaks include morning coffee, buffet lunch and afternoon snack)

COST:
$125.00 members
$200.00 nonmembers (includes membership for remainder of 2010 through 2011)

BOOKS:
Please note that the 2008 SDPWS is very helpful in following this seminar. It is available for sale at the time of registration for the seminar. Books purchased at the time of registration will be available at sign in the day of the seminar. 2008 SDPWS (Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic Loading) – $60.00

RSVP:
by Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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