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

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What are the latest trends of building codes and standards development related to mid-rise wood construction? This course provides an overview of the latest changes to residential mid-rise construction provisions in the International Building Code (IBC) and AWC's National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). It will also provide an overview of construction trends worldwide, to reduce cost, save on construction time, minimize shrinkage, and reduce the carbon footprint of mid-rise residential buildings.


Learning Outcomes:


  1. Understand the significant codes and standards related to mid-rise wood construction.
  2. Recognize the recent significant codes and standards changes related to wood construction.
  3. Identify some of the issues related to shrinkage and understand possible solutions for mitigating shrinkage.
  4. Identify solutions that other countries are implementing for mid-rise wood construction.
Equivalencies: 2.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 2 Learning Units (LU)


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