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February 18- Wood Hotel Building (On Foundation)


The webinar will be based upon the design example “Four-story Wood Light-frame Structure” in Volume 2 of the SSDM series. This presentation will talk about rigid vs flexible diaphragms and potential problems with torsion in these types of buildings. The presentation will include the design and detailing for a multi-story wood framed shear walls using the continuous tie down system, including boundary element and tension rod design. The presentation will also include how to calculate wood frame shear wall deflections. There will be a brief discussion on the design and detailing of wood framed trusses and the use of collector trusses. The presentation will conclude with a side by side comparison of force-transfer-around-openings (FTAO) using both the Thompson Method and the Diekmann Method.

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

Please note: This webinar is part of the Seismic Design Series and is not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription.


  • Douglas Thompson, S.E., SECB

    Douglas Thompson, S.E., SECB, is president of STB Structural Engineers, Inc. in Lake Forest. He is a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California and is a registered PE, SE in 6 states. He has authored several articles and publications, including the light-frame design examples in the Seismic Design Manuals, the Guide to the Design of Diaphragms, Chords and Collectors, The Design of Common Irregularities in Buildings and Four-story/Five-story Wood-frame Structure over Podium Slab. He has been involved with code changes to the UBC and IBC for over 30 years and is a member of the Wood Design Standards Committee, the Wind and Seismic Task Committees with the American Wood Council.

February 18, 2021
Thu 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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