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. Design examples utilizing the 2018 NDS will also be presented.
- 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.