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STD311 – Part 2 of 4: Wind Load Distribution on Buildings - Load Paths


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This webinar will be a continuation of the Loads webinar and use the loads developed previously to illustrate the importance of load path continuity in buildings. Vertical and lateral load paths will be described including the role of shear walls in buildings. The 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) will be used as the basis for loads and load paths that must be determined in design of low-rise wood frame construction.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to describe how loads are distributed to buildings both vertically and horizontally
  2. Be able to describe several different load paths that are critical to improved building performance during high winds
  3. Be able to recognize structural configurations or significant loading in building framing that might present construction challenges to framing continuous load paths
  4. Be able to recognize construction defects that could potentially fail under high wind loads

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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