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Timber: The Nuts, Bolts, Nails and Screws of Wood Seismic Connections

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The seismic performance of wood structures relies to a significant degree on detailing of seismic load path connections. In fact, in wood light-frame construction significantly more time is typically spent on connection detailing than on seismic design calculations. This presentation will review the concept of a complete load path, review the range of load path connections commonly occurring in wood construction, and discuss best-practices for seismic connection detailing including lessons learned from past earthquake experience and from laboratory seismic testing.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.
Please note: This webinar is part of the Seismic Connections Series and is not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription. The registration fee for the Series is $595 for members ($900 for nonmembers), which includes all 9 hours of education.


  • Kelly Cobeen, S.E.

    Kelly Cobeen is a Principal with Wiss Janney Elstner Associates in their San Francisco area office and is a registered Civil and Structural Engineer with more than 30 years of experience. Her work includes a wide range of project types, sizes and construction materials, with a special interest in seismic resistance of light-frame construction. She has been involved in numerous code, standard and guideline development projects, research, and educational activities. This includes involvement in updates to the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings, the ASCE 7 seismic provisions, numerous Applied Technology Council publications, and International Building Code and International Residential Code development. Kelly is also coauthor of the Design of Wood Structures textbook.

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January 20, 2022
Thu 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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