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STD316-A – 2012 WFCM Changes


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The Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (ANSI/AWC WFCM-2012) has been updated from the 2001 WFCM. The 2012 WFCM is referenced in the 2012 International Building Code and 2012 International Residential Code. This article provides an overview of the significant changes in the 2012 WFCM relative to the previous 2001 edition.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Understand the 2012 WFCM uses and scope limitations.
  2. Be familiar with the significant changes between the 2001 and 2012 WFCM.
  3. Be familiar with the design approaches and referenced standards in the 2012 WFCM.
  4. Be familiar with specific provisions of the building codes referencing the 2012 WFCM.

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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