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Wind-Resistive Design of Wood Buildings

GBCI: 910000366

This continuing education unit (CEU) course provides an overview of wind-resistive design issues in wood buildings with a focus on compliance with the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI) Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-10).
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
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This continuing education unit (CEU) course provides an overview of wind-resistive design issues in wood buildings with a focus on compliance with the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI) Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-10). The information on code-conforming wood design contained in this CEU is based on the American Wood Council’s (AWC’s) 2012 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction, the 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS), and the 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM).

Objectives

  1. Describe the basic parameters for determining wind loads on buildings in accordance with the 2012 IBC and ASCE 7-10
  2. Consider the effects of topography, wind directionality and openings in the structure on calculated wind loads and wind pressures.
  3. Explain how the exposure category for a building project can vary based on the roughness of nearby terrain.
  4. Recognize the importance of a continuous load path minimize damage to wood buildings in a high wind event.
Intermediate

Created by

McGraw Hill Construction
Washington, DC
United States