Summarize the findings of the 5 fire tests conducted at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Fire Research Laboratory. Significant changes relate to incorporation of cross laminated timber, open front diaphragms and cantilever diaphragms. Glued-laminated timber is often used as a primary load carrying member of buildings. The 2015 WFCM includes design information for wind and seismic loads and gravity loads including snow, roof live, floor live, and dead loads on buildings up to 3 stories. The 2018 International Building Code (IBC) specifies that structures using wood-framed shear walls and diaphragms to resist wind, seismic and other lateral loads shall be designed and constructed in accordance with AWC’s 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). Prescriptive approaches such as those outlined in AWC's Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings tend to provide conservative results. Describe the purpose of tests conducted by and findings of the NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the tests performed at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) on behalf of the ICC TWB. Wood CEDengineering.com PDH courses offered under the Wood subcategory include Lumber Stress Grades and Design Properties, Determining Allowable Design Values for Wood, Use of Wood in Buildings and Bridges, and more. Be able to identify and analyze shear walls per WFCM and SDPWS and understand the differences between them. 1985 Phipps Conservatory Wood Repairs Need Redoing, Historic Glued-Laminated Arches Evaluated for Structural Quality. Included will be design examples for calculating fire-resistance for exposed wood members and the component additive method for assemblies. Learn the motivational drivers associated with the use of wood for podium construction and why to consider it on future projects vs. typically specified systems. AWC's 2012 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction is referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. Discuss application of NDS design provisions for beams, columns, connections, and calculating design values. Describe deck construction including wood members and fasteners. Examples from several interesting projects will be presented including buildings under renovation and waterfront structures such as piers. Mass timber fire resistance ratings when fully exposed or provided with some degree of noncombustible protection is addressed based on current and proposed future code provisions. WFCM Chapter 2 provides minimum loads for the purpose of establishing specific resistance requirements for buildings within the scope of the document. Even before cross-laminated timber (CLT) was recognized in the 2015 IBC, there was growing interest to use it in the US by designers seeking a sustainable construction product, with a reduced on-site construction time, all while exploiting the natural beauty of wood to provide a pleasing environment to occupants. Mid-ply Shear Walls - a technique for increased shear capacity. This presentation will provide examples of perforated shear wall design utilizing the WFCM, High Wind Guides, SDPWS, and the WoodWorks® software using both prescriptive and engineered solutions within the WFCM and SDPWS. Identify maximum building size and use parameters for wood as the primary structural elements. This degree with specialism in the teaching of Metalwork and Technology, is designed to produce graduates with technological and engineering skills to satisfy the needs of the Irish second level school system in relation to teaching Metalwork, Technical Graphics and Technology at Junior Cycle, and the subjects Technology, Engineering and Design & Communication Graphics at Leaving Certificate. Participants may download a complimentary copy of 2012 Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD) a new publication of AWC and the International Code Council which will be referenced during the webinar here. - identify the projected trend for wood consumption to continue to grow in the coming years, despite the image of wood as a "low tech" material. Understand conditions necessary for wood-destroying organisms to thrive. This presentation will provide an overview of changes in the 2015 NDS and SDPWS relative to the previous editions. Engineered approaches such as those outlined in AWC's Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) typically result in more efficient designs. This presentation will focus on Nail-laminated Timber (NLT), Glued-laminated Timber (GLT) and Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) structural framing members. Be familiar with current wood member connection solutions and applicable design requirements. Be aware of the updated language relating to glued laminated timber (glulam) and new glulam adjustment factors. Increasingly, new landmark projects and research are proving timber bridges are a viable alternative to bridges made of other materials. Become acquainted with the unique fire resistive characteristics of glulam as it influences the use of wood in building construction. The 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) published by the International Code Council are now available. 2018 NDS Supplement relative to previous editions and provide an overview of the standard. This course uses Design of Wood Frame Buildings for High Wind, Snow, and Seismic Loadings (2015 WFCM Workbook) which provides a design example, helpful checklist, and background information for design of a wood-frame structure in accordance with the 2015 WFCM (referenced in the 2015 IRC and IBC). Be aware of revised LRFD Format Conversion Factors (K. Able to understand the load and material resistance design process and how it applies to wood structural design. Understand the opportunities and challenges for wood use in wood podiums and be able to use that knowledge to specify this type of system in the future. The presentation will provide an overview of the significant changes to the DCA 6 and include several examples showing application of the guide. Diagnose common challenges faced when designing and building residential wood decks and how to overcome them. With the possible exception of the “Windows” test method, the SFM standards provide a way for combustible materials to comply with the provisions of the code. wood application to provide durability. There is also an effort underway by the International Code Council (ICC) to recognize the use of mass timber elements in taller, combustible construction through the work of the ICC Tall Wood Ad Hoc Committee. They are grouped by continent. The WFCM provides code officials and designers with time-saving tools based on engineered and prescriptive solutions (based on structural engineering principles) for wood structures to resist anticipated lateral and gravity loads. In the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), two parameters are used to establish these minimum acoustical requirements: Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Impact Insulation Class (IIC). Identify recent major fires and their reported causes, Identify the I Code regulations and linkage to NFPA 241 for fire safety during building construction alteration and demolitions, Develop a model fire plan for buildings under construction, alteration or demolition, Identify existing building materials and construction industry resources for training, education and mitigation, Identify risks & hazards on constructions sites. Abandoned and unprotected construction sites pose a risk to the community. This webinar builds on the three previous Load, Load Path, and Connections webinars to describe how loads must be transferred through the building to reach the foundation system. This course discusses the growing acceptance of mid-rise light wood frame construction. Identify applications for using CLT and develop solutions using the highlighted resources. Course Summary: Wood frame construction is the predominant method of building homes and apartments in the United States, enabling this nation to have the world’s best house population. (SDPWS). Equivalencies: 1 Hour of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU). The 2015 WFCM includes design information for buildings located in regions with 700-year return period “three second gust” design wind speeds between 110 and 195 mph. Evaluate and describe the outcomes of the ATF tests and contrast those to the outcomes of the FPRF tests. In this article, a wood frame shear wall is analyzed and compared per American Wood Council's 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) and 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). Be familiar with the significant changes between the 2008 and 2015 SDPWS. Participants will learn about changes in the 2018 NDS to address increased wind loads and gain an overview of the standard. Identify engineering requirements and solutions in the. The 2015 SDPWS incorporates both a 3-term and 4-term deflection equation that accounts for these variables. Various design illustrations and examples of high load wood structural panel diaphragms, wall anchorage, subdiaphragms, continuity cross ties, chords and collectors will be shown. Be familiar with the significant changes between the 2001 and, Be familiar with the design approaches and referenced standards in the, Be familiar with specific provisions of the building codes referencing the. Discuss relevant CLT product manufacturing and design standards and identify where these standards are referenced in the IBC. Rated as the #2 public university at which to do research and a top-20 best place to work in academia, WVU is collaborating with international academic and research partners. Evaluate special inspection requirements as required for high-load diaphragms. Based on the limited number of changes to deck provisions in the 2012 IRC, the DCA 6 2009 IRC version can be used in jurisdictions enforcing the 2012 IRC. This course provides an overview of the latest changes to residential mid-rise construction provisions in the International Building Code (IBC) and AWC's National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). Learn about some of the software programs that are currently acceptable for LCA. AWC has completed sample LCAs for comparison of wood studs to steel studs using the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) program, as well as an LCA for an insulated wood stud wall assembly using Athena’s Impact Estimator. The 2018 NDS is referenced in the 2018 International Building Code and 2018 International Residential Code and used to design wood structures worldwide. Many regions of the United States are at risk of high winds from hurricanes, downbursts, and thunderstorms. Participants will investigate past and current methods for determining force transfer around openings for wood shear walls through discussion of the joint research project of APA – The Engineered Wood Association, the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL). APA’s new, comprehensive training series includes six “back to basics” modules that cover key topics related to I-joists, Rim Board®, laminated veneer lumber, and glulam. In early 2016, the ICC Board of Directors approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to explore the building science of tall wood buildings with the scope being to investigate the feasibility of and take action to develop code changes for tall wood buildings. Learn to use prescriptive tables to size wood members and connections to resist high wind, seismic, and snow loads. Identify methods specified by the code for establishing fire resistance of wood assemblies and elements, and fire precautions during construction. Be familiar with 2015 SDPWS updates to referenced standards. Connection detailing requirements and design examples will also be provided. Highlighted in this presentation will be the recently completed first mass timber building project on the campus of Clemson University, and plans for a second building. Understand applicable wind loads from ASCE 7-10 for structures within the WFCM scope. Back to Basics Engineered Wood Training Series Manufacturers, distributors, and builders are all reporting a critical need for training as they rebuild from the recession and hire new employees. As compliance with modern energy codes becomes more complex, designers, builders and code officials are looking to more thoroughly understand requirements, especially those that offer flexibility in design. The Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design (MEng) educates students in the field of modern wood structures with a focus on up-to-date structural design, seismic design and mixed structures, as well as building physics, energy efficiency and sustainability. Participants will compare the effects of different opening sizes, full-height pier sizes, and their relationships to the three industry shear wall approaches by illustrating use of the segmented, perforated, and FTAO methods. These innovations are also making it possible for wood to be designed and built to taller heights and larger areas than what current codes permit. Be familiar with reference design values from the, Be familiar with design value adjustment factors from the. Explain when main wind force resisting systems and component and cladding load cases should be There also will be information on building materials and construction industry efforts to reduce fire losses. AWC's National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction 2015 is the dual format Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) document referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. Fire testing to evaluate the performance of building materials and assemblies used in construction has been a requirement of building codes since the late 19th century. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. Wood building elements are recognized for retaining their structural integrity despite the loss of fiber and cross-section due to charring. Participants should find this presentation useful for current and future applications utilizing CLT in horizontal assemblies. This course will introduce an overview of a variety of current and new wood products and techniques. All of the Group A TWB proposals have been approved. Be able to analyze format and content within the 2012 WFCM. To encourage compliant deck design and construction, American Wood Council (AWC) has published Design for Code Acceptance No. Accordingly, a number of full-scale compartments constructed of mass timber building elements and furnished with real furniture and contents were fire tested. Identify recent changes to wood design standards that affect the design of wood structures. These new types are based on the previous Heavy Timber construction type (renamed Type IV-HT) but with additional fire-resistance ratings and levels of required noncombustible protection. Example problems showing how to apply tabular solutions offered in the High Wind Guide will also be presented. Topics will include building size and height alternatives in from the 2015 International Building Code and an introduction to free calculators and other resources that speed and simplify the process. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) - a sustainable technology to compete with reinforced concrete mid-rise and high-rise construction as well as concrete tilt up. Recognize how mass timber for mid- and high-rise structures provides for higher quality buildings to be constructed faster and safer. Deck and balcony collapses injure occupants every year. Some items on the list of wood products stay the same (lumber, plywood and veneer for building construction, furniture, shipping pallets & crates and other containers & packaging materials, railroad ties, utility poles, chemical feed stocks, etc), but the list also keeps changing to meet new needs and challenges as the resource changes. The textbook is an excellent resource for self-study on the design of timber structures. Upon completion of this course, participants will: AWC's 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Constructionand Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) standards are referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. This course is useful to each and every people irrespective of their academic background and interests. structures in the upper Midwest, has been updated to reflect reference to the 2015 National Design Examine the use of CLT in example buildings and connection details. Know the overall format and content within the 2015 NDS and 2015 SDPWS. Cite reasons for growing in heavy timber construction. Evaluate IBC provisions referencing different types of special inspections. Describe what cross-laminated timber is and how it relates to mass timber construction. Discuss design and resilience of wood components subject to wind and gravity loads. The WFCM contains tabulated prescriptive and engineered design provisions based on ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and covers connections, wall systems, floor systems, and roof systems. This presentation provides an overview of the Force Transfer Around Openings (FTAO) shear wall design approach, recent research in this area, and a side-by-side comparison of design results between segmented, perforated, and FTAO design methods. Chapter 7A of the CBC applies to new residential and non-residential construction. including the reason the proponent offered for the change and any modifications made during the hearing Be able to identify research and correctly specify glued-laminated beams appropriately on their projects. Identify risks & hazards on constructions sites. Discussion will focus on fire resistance-rated design parameters but will also include other architectural and structural considerations related to shaft walls. © 2020 Coursera Inc. All rights reserved. This article will highlight the changes in the 2012 NDS and 2012 NDS Supplement relative to previous editions and provide an overview of the standard. Visit the Learner Help Center. Design provisions and equations from the 2015 and 2018 NDS and reference design values from the 2018 NDS Supplement will be used to calculate capacities under various loading conditions. AWC's 2015 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction is referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. Be familiar with Technical Report 12 and provisions for connection design beyond NDS requirements. 6 – Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA 6) which may be downloaded from the AWC website here http://awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca6 Requirements of the 2012 International Residential Code and other provisions are reflected in this document. Determine structural design considerations for stair and elevator shafts. Equivalencies: 2.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH)=2 Learning Units (LU). Through a combination of building code highlights, design examples, and resources, this presentation will focus on practical approaches that make determining construction type and associated allowable heights and areas, considerably easier. Able to identify the similarities and differences with respect to design values, tabulated values, and behavioral equations. Several of the links were dead, but other than that, great information in a very easy to follow manner. Code requirements for fire safety during construction will also be reviewed. Part 2 will focus on the roof story design including gable-end wall framing, roof and ceiling framing and sheathing, and connections. Identify IBC code requirements for seismic design of wood structures. Topics include how the IBC incorporates fire testing and calculation methods to quantify fire resistance as well as how various materials, including wood, behave when exposed to high temperatures in fires. This article outlines changes from the previous edition related to the code requirements for wood construction. Each example will include discussion of design value adjustment factors and load combinations. Learning Objectives: The 2018 International Building Code (IBC) specifies that structures using wood-framed shear walls and diaphragms to resist wind, seismic and other lateral loads shall be designed and constructed in accordance with AWC’s 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) or 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings. The courses that are registered with NCSEA, AIA, and ICC are referenced with an NCSEA, AIA, and/or ICC icon. Be familiar with the significant changes between the 2005 and 2012 NDS and NDS Supplement. It will discuss how they may be applied to your future building designs and how they are being used in projects across the nation today to comply with the International Building Code (IBC). Apply 2015 IBC provisions for building size limits when wood is used as the primary structural element for buildings within its scope. Provisions in the SDPWS contain the equal deflection requirement for distribution of shear to shear walls in a line which can be met either by calculation of shear wall deflections or use of reduced design unit shear strength. Understand how roof, floor, and wall assemblies and connections interact as part of a wind uplift and lateral force resisting system. Identify best practices regarding housekeeping, hot work, equipment fueling, smoking, food preparation and other hazardous activities on construction sites. This article provides an overview of changes for the 2015 Permanent Wood Foundation (PWF) Design This article highlights certain engineering topics related to DCA 6 and provides some background for those issues. Be knowledgeable of the basic requirements for a, Understand material requirements for use in a, Be aware of related standards required to design a. Formulate own thoughts regarding safety and property protection based on fire test data and code change recommendations. It is estimated that over 40 million decks in the US are more than 20 years old, meaning they were constructed before today’s building codes and established best practices. Be able to describe effects of moisture on wood member connections and implement proper detailing to mitigate issues that may occur. New test protocols were developed to ensure the adhesive used in cross-laminated timber (CLT) will not result in the re-kindling of uncharred wood at the bond line. Be able to identify the similarities and differences with respect to ASD, design values, and behavioral equations. Define principles of fire design provisions for mass timber building elements and assemblies for new construction Types IV-A, IV-B, and IV-C. Identify some distinguishing characteristics of fire-resistance rated exterior walls, fire walls, fire barriers, and fire partitions. The 6 lateral design value adjustment factors from the NDS and Supplement the to. 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