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Tall Mass Timber eCourses
  • DES600 – Tall Wood Structures: Current Trends and Related Code and Standard Changes

  • DES602 – Tall Wood Structures: Fire Resistance Design Primer for Mass Timber Construction

  • DES602-1 – Fire-Resistance Design Primer for Mass Timber Construction

  • DES603 – Fire Tests in Support of Tall Mass Timber Buildings

  • DES604 – CLT Adhesive Tests in Support of Tall Mass Timber Buildings

  • DES605 – Outcomes of ICC Tall Wood AdHoc Committee: Proposals and Discussion

  • DES606 – Experiences of a Mass Timber Builder

 
Standard eCourses
  • BCD110 – Building Codes and Standards Update

  • BCD120 – Significant Changes to the 2015 IBC, NDS, and SDPWS

  • BCD130 – 2018 IBC and 2018 IRC Significant Changes Related to Wood Construction

  • BCD130-A – 2018 IBC and 2018 IEBC Changes Related to Wood Construction

  • BCD200-A1 – Designing for Fire Protection

  • BCD210 – WUI - Chapter 7A Compliance Options for Buildings in Wildfire Prone Areas in California

  • BCD220 – Fire Resistance Design for Wood Construction

  • BCD230 – Construction Fire Safety Practices

  • BCD231 – Construction Fire Safety Best Practices

  • BCD235 – Fire Protection During Construction

  • BCD301 – Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA6 - 2009 IRC Version)

  • BCD302 – Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA6 - 2012 IRC Version)

  • BCD303 – Design for Code Acceptance No. 6 - Prescriptive Residential Deck Construction Guide

  • BCD303-A – Residential Wood Deck Design

  • BCD306 – Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA6-2015 Version)

  • BCD410-1 – 2012 International Building Code Essentials for Wood Construction

  • BCD420 – International Building Code (IBC) Essentials for Wood Construction Based on the 2015 IBC

  • BCD420-A – Updating Code Conforming Wood Designs

  • BCD425 – Choosing Construction Type Just Got Easier: Design Tools to Simplify IBC Chapter 5

  • BCD500-A – Modern Building Codes: Keeping Pace with the Wood Revolution

  • BCD600 – Meeting Residential Energy Requirements with Wood-Frame Construction

  • BCD710 – Special Inspection for Wood Construction

  • BCD710-A – Special Inspection for Wood Construction

  • BCD800 – Calculation of Sound Transmission Parameters for Wood-Frame Assemblies

  • DES1000-A – Boardwalks and Bridges

  • DES1100-A – Opportunities For Wood in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings

  • DES1110-A – Designing Modern Wood Schools

  • DES125 – Design Considerations of Wood Frame Structures for Permanence

  • DES130-A1 – Designing for Durability

  • DES131-A – Specifying Alternatives for Conventional Treatments

  • DES132 - Solutions for Durability Related Issues

  • DES140 – Structural Condition Assessment of in-Service Wood

  • DES160 – Evaluation of Recommended Allowable Design Properties for Wood in Existing Structures

  • DES220 – 2015 NDS Example Problems - Columns/Beams/Beam-Columns

  • DES230 – Design of Loadbearing Tall Wood Studs for Wind and Gravity Loads

  • DES310 – Connection Solutions for Wood-Frame Structure

  • DES315-A1 – Connection Options for Wood-Framed and Heavy Timber Buildings

  • DES330 – Design of Connections for Wood Members using the NDS and TR12

  • DES335 – Design of Bolted Connections

  • DES335-A – Design of Bolted Connections per the 2015 NDS

  • DES340 – Cornucopia of Classic Connection Conundrums

  • DES345 – 2015 NDS Connection Primer

  • DES411-A1 – Designing for Earthquakes

  • DES412-1 – Seismic-Resistive Design of Wood Buildings

  • DES413-1 – Shear Walls Design Examples

  • DES413-2 – Wind Shear Wall Design Examples per 2015 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS

  • DES413-3 – Calculating ASD Shear Wall Capacities per 2015 SDPWS Using the Equal Deflection Approach

  • DES413-4 – Seismic Example WFCM/SDPWS Comparison 2015

  • DES413-5 – Wood Shear Wall Seismic and Wind Design Example per 2015 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS

  • DES413-A – Wood Shear Wall Design Examples for Wind

  • DES415 – Resolving Wood Shear Wall Design Puzzles with Force Transfer Around Openings

  • DES416 – Wind Solutions - Perforated Wood Structural Panel Shear Walls

  • DES416-A – Use of Wood Structural Panels to Resist Combined Shear and Uplift from Wind

  • DES420-A1 – Designing for High Winds

  • DES430 – Seismic Design of Large Wood Panelized Roof Diaphragms in Heavy Wall Buildings

  • DES440 – Primer for the Use of Cross-Laminated Timber

  • DES510 – Overview of Codes and Standards Affecting Mid-rise Construction

  • DES516-A – Mid-Rise Wood Construction

  • DES517-A – Mid-Rise Light Wood Frame Construction Gains Momentum

  • DES520 – Codes and Standards for Mid-rise Construction - An All Wood Solution

  • DES600 – Tall Wood Structures: Current Trends and Related Code and Standard Changes

  • DES600-A – Historical, Current and Future Tall Wood Buildings

  • DES602 – Tall Wood Structures: Fire Resistance Design Primer for Mass Timber Construction

  • DES602-1 – Fire-Resistance Design Primer for Mass Timber Construction

  • DES603 – Fire Tests in Support of Tall Mass Timber Buildings

  • DES604 – CLT Adhesive Tests in Support of Tall Mass Timber Buildings

  • DES605 – Outcomes of ICC Tall Wood AdHoc Committee: Proposals and Discussion

  • DES606 – Experiences of a Mass Timber Builder

  • DES610-A – Mass Timber in North America

  • DES611-A – Cross-laminated Timber: New Projects Show How the Material is Fulfilling "Tall" Orders

  • DES700-A – Building Resilience: Expanding the Concept of Sustainability

  • DES800-A – Fire-Resistive Design of Exposed Timber Structures

  • GB100-A – Green Building and Wood Products

  • GB200-A – Wood and Environmental Product Declarations

  • GB300 – Development of Wood Products LCA Data and Its Usage in Green Building Codes

  • GB320-A1 – Energy-Efficient Wood Buildings

  • GB400-A1 – Wood and Indoor Environment

  • GB500-A – Evaluating the Carbon Footprint of Wood Buildings

  • GB600-A – The Impact of Wood Use on North American Forests

  • GB700-A – Building Materials Matter

  • MAT210 – Engineered Wood Products

  • MAT230 – Today's Glulam: What Design and Building Professionals Need to Know for Code Compliance

  • MAT240-A – Cross Laminated Timber

  • MAT241-A – Tall Wood Takes a Stand

  • MAT250 – How New Trends in Wood Construction Comply with the Building Code

  • MAT251-A – ABC's of Traditional and Engineered Wood Products

  • MAT252-1 Code Applications for Nail-laminated Timber, Glued-laminated Timber and Cross-laminated Timber

  • STD105 – ASD and LRFD with the 2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction

  • STD105-A – Designing with AWC's National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2012)

  • STD110 – Designing with AWC's National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015)

  • STD110-A – Designing with AWC's National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015)

  • STD120 – 2018 NDS Changes

  • STD120-A – Changes to the 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction

  • STD310 – Part 1 of 4: Wind Speed and Design Pressure Determination According to ASCE 7-10

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

  • STD312 – Part 3 of 4: Connections

  • STD313 – Part 4 of 4: Foundation Design to Resist Flood Loads and WFCM Calculated Wind Loads

  • STD315 – 2012 WFCM Changes

  • STD316-A – 2012 WFCM Changes

  • STD330-A – 2015 WFCM Changes

  • STD333 – 2015 WFCM Significant Changes and Introduction to High Wind Guides

  • STD335 – Disaster Resistant Wood Frame Construction - Part 1: Loads and Roof Story Design

  • STD336 – Disaster Resistant Wood Frame Construction - Designing to Resist High Wind, Seismic, and Snow Loads - Part 2: Wall and Floor Design

  • STD340-1 – Disaster Resistant Wood Frame Construction Example using 2015 WFCM - Part 1: Loads

  • STD340-2 – Disaster Resistant Wood Frame Construction Example using 2015 WFCM - Part 2: Roof Story Design

  • STD340-3 – Disaster Resistant Wood Frame Construction Example using 2015 WFCM - Part 3: Second Story Design

  • STD340-4 – Disaster Resistant Wood Frame Construction Example using 2015 WFCM - Part 4: First Story Design

  • STD342-1 – Calculating Wind Loads on Low-Rise Structures per WFCM Engineering Provisions

  • STD342-2 – Calculating Gravity Loads for Structures up to 3-Stories per WFCM Engineering Provisions

  • STD343 – Header Design per 2015 WFCM Engineered and Prescriptive Provisions

  • STD350 – 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual Changes

  • STD355 – Designing for New ASCE 7-16 Wind Loads per the 2018 WFCM

  • STD401-2 – AWC's 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic ASD/LRFD – Part 2: Diaphragm Deflection Calculations

  • STD401-A – 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic

  • STD415 – 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic Overview and Changes

  • STD415-A – 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic

  • STD510 – Significant Changes to AWC's 2015 NDS and the 2015 SDPWS

  • STD600-A – What the 2015 IBC Means for Wood Construction – Part IV: Permanent Wood Foundations

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