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BCD420-A – Updating Code Conforming Wood Designs


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This article provides and overview of the 2015 Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD) document, which summarizes the most common requirements for wood construction for buildings, according to the 2015 International Building Code (IBC). CCWD was produced in partnership with the International Code Council (ICC). The purpose of this article is to explore code provisions for larger wood buildings allowed under the 2015 IBC.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the Types of Construction in the IBC which allow wood construction
  2. Determine how to calculate maximum building height and area
  3. Describe the methods of establishing fire resistance
  4. Understand the safety precautions needed during construction

Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)

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