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  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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


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