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2015 Wood Design Package

The 2015 Wood Design Package includes the publications listed below. To purchase, choose one of the following options:

 

Non-member $150.00
Member/Student* $75.00

* Qualified students are those who are full-time students enrolled in a wood design course at a university or college.

The 2015 Wood Design Package brings together all required elements for design of wood structures in one comprehensive document. It includes design information for wind and seismic conditions, sawn lumber, structural glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, shear walls and diaphragms, poles and piles, I-joists, structural composite lumber, structural connections (nails, bolts, screws), and cross-laminated timber.

NDS for Wood Construction, 2015 Edition

ANSI/AWC NDS-2015 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction was approved as an ANSI American National Standard on September 30, 2014. The 2015 NDS was developed by the American Wood Council's (AWC) Wood Design Standards Committee and is referenced in the 2015 International Building Code. One significant addition to the 2015 NDS is a new product-design chapter for cross-laminated timber (CLT). Purchased copy includes integral commentary.

 

NDS Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction, 2015 Edition

NDS Supplement – Design Values for Wood Construction, 2015 Edition

Design provisions in the NDS are integral with design values in the NDS Supplement. As such, it is not appropriate to mix design values and provisions from different editions of the NDS. The NDS Supplement contains design values for sawn lumber, structural glued laminated timber, and round timber poles and piles.

 

Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic, 2015 Edition

ANSI / AWC SDPWS-2015 - Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic standard provides criteria for proportioning, designing, and detailing engineered wood systems, members, and connections in lateral force resisting systems. Engineered design of wood structures to resist wind or seismic forces is either by allowable stress design (ASD) or load and resistance factor design (LRFD). Nominal shear capacities of diaphragms and shear walls are provided for reference assemblies. Purchased copy includes integral commentary.

 

Note: Click on the document cover icons to download a free "view-only" PDF version. The "view-only" version cannot be printed, nor can text be copied.


Manual for Engineered Wood Construction, 2015 Edition (Available only in Electronic ​Format)

The 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction contains design information for structural lumber, glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, shear walls and diaphragms, poles and piles, I-joists, structural composite lumber, cross-laminated timber, and over 40 details are included in the chapter on connections. The Manual provides design information on structural applications of most wood-based products and their connections that meet the requirements of the referenced standards. The Manual is a dual format document incorporating design provisions for both allowable stress design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD). Each product chapter contains information for use with this Manual and the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction. Chapters are organized to parallel the chapter format of the NDS.

 
Updates

Errata and addendums that have been developed for AWC documents are available here in PDF format.

NDS Online Courses
  • DES330 – Design of Connections for Wood Members using the NDS and TR12

  • DES335 – Design of Bolted Connections

  • DES420-A1 – Designing for High Winds

  • STD110 – Designing with AWC's National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015)

  • STD110-A – Designing with AWC's National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015)

  • STD510 – Significant Changes to AWC's 2015 NDS and the 2015 SDPWS

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