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DES335 – Design of Bolted Connections


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This course will feature a bolt design example utilizing AWC's 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction. Topics will include connection design philosophy and behavior, an overview of 2015 NDS provisions related to bolt design including Appendix E for local stresses in fastener groups, and a detailed design example.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Understand application of the six yield limit equations for dowel-type connection design
  2. Know when to utilize applicable adjustment factors for common bolted connections
  3. Apply spacing, end, and edge distance requirements for wood-to-wood bolted connections
  4. Be able to determine local stresses in fastener groups

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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