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2018 National Design Specification (NDS) Updates

Description

This presentation will provide an overview of the significant changes for wood design per AWC's National Design Specification® (NDS) for Wood Construction. The 2018 NDS is referenced in the 2018 International Building Code and 2018 International Residential Code and used to design wood structures worldwide. The 2018 NDS references ASCE/SEI Standard 7-16 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures which includes increased wind loads. Participants will learn about changes in the 2018 NDS to address increased wind loads and gain an overview of the standard.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • Diamond Review approved in all 50 states
  • This webinar will be available as a recording.

Contributors

  • Lori Koch, P.E.

    Lori Koch, P.E., has a BS in Civil Engineering from Penn State, an MS in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, and a Master of Forestry degree from the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at Virginia Tech. Lori joined the American Wood Council in 2012 where her work ranges from assisting in codes and standards development, answering helpdesk inquiries, outreach and educational opportunities, and anything else that can help promote the use of wood in safe and sustainable buildings. She has served on committees with SEI and NCSEA, and is a board member of the SEA of Virginia. She is a licensed PE in Virginia.

July 23, 2020
Thu 10:00 AM PDT

Duration 1H 30M

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