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

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For those seeking practical application of the provisions of the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (ANSI/AWC NDS-2015) which is referenced in the 2015 International Building Code, this presentation provides several design examples including beams, columns, and structural elements under combined bending and axial loading. Design provisions and equations from the 2015 NDS and reference design values from the 2015 NDS Supplement will be used to calculate capacities for these elements under various loading conditions. Each example will include discussion of design value adjustment factors and load combinations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand application of NDS design provisions for beams, columns, and structural elements under combined bending and axial loading.
  2. Be familiar with reference design values from the NDS Supplement.
  3. Be familiar with design value adjustment factors from the NDS and NDS Supplement.
  4. Be familiar with the impact of combinations of loads of different durations on design of structural wood members.
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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