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is conducive to meeting the challenges of wind-resistive design. Among its
characteristics, wood can carry substantially greater maximum loads for short
durations of time as is the case in high-wind events. Wood buildings also tend
to include multiple and often redundant load paths for resistance to wind
forces. This presentation will cover the design of a building’s wind-resisting system,
including wind load calculations, diaphragms, shear walls and collectors. Load
path continuity will be discussed, as will unique design considerations for
designing wood-frame structures to resist uplift, in-plane, and out-of-plane
wind loads. Design examples will be presented to illustrate relevant design
procedures and detailing best practices.
- 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.