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For past educational offerings, go to the Archived Courses
  • BCD130 – 2018 IBC and 2018 IRC Significant Changes Related to Wood Construction

  • BCD220 – Fire Resistance Design for Wood Construction

  • 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

  • BCD710 – Special Inspection for Wood Construction

  • DES125 – Design Considerations of Wood Frame Structures for Permanence

  • DES132 - Solutions for Durability Related Issues

  • 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

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

  • DES335 – Design of Bolted Connections

  • DES340 – Cornucopia of Classic Connection Conundrums

  • DES345 – 2015 NDS Connection Primer

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • MAT210 – 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

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

  • STD120 – 2018 NDS Changes

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

  • 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

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

  • STD350 – 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual Changes

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


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