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National Design Specification (NDS)

NDS 2012 The National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction is a dual format specification incorporating design provisions for both allowable stress design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD). The NDS is adopted in all model building codes in the U.S. and is used to design wood structures worldwide. More...

Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM)

WFCM 2012 The Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings provides engineered and prescriptive requirements for wood frame construction based on dead, live, snow, seismic, and wind loads. The WFCM includes design and construction provisions for connections, wall systems, floor systems, and roof systems. More...

Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS)

sdpws The Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) standard covers materials, design (ASD/LRFD), and construction of wood members, fasteners, and assemblies to resist wind and seismic forces. Nominal shear capacities of diaphragms and shear walls are provided for reference assemblies. More...

Span Tables for Joists and Rafters and Wood Structural Design Data

Design Values for Joists and Rafters Span Tables for Joists and Rafters provides a simplified system for determining allowable joist and rafter spans for typical loads encountered in one- and two-family dwellings. Design Values for Joists and Rafters tabulates allowable bending (Fb) and modulus of elasticity (E) design values for visually graded and mechanically graded dimension lumber. More…

Permanent Wood Foundation (PWF) Design Specification

PWF The Permanent Wood Foundation (PWF) Design Specification addresses structural design requirements for load-bearing wood-frame wall and floor systems designed for both above and below-grade use as a foundation for light frame construction. More...

Wood Construction Data (WCD) Series


WCD 1 - Details for Conventional Wood Frame Construction; WCD 2 - Tongue and Groove Roof Decking; WCD 4 - Plank-And-Beam Framing for Residential Buildings; WCD 5 - Heavy Timber Construction; WCD 6 - Design of Wood Frame Structures for Permanence. More...


Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)

CLT The CLT Handbook is designed to provide technical information for the design, construction, and implementation of Cross Laminated Timber systems, encouraging adoption and selection of wood-based solutions in general in residential, non-residential, and multi-story construction.
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