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DES416 – Wind Solutions - Perforated Wood Structural Panel Shear Walls

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AWC's 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS), 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM), and 2015 WFCM High Wind Guides contain provisions for the design of perforated wood structural panel shear walls. This presentation will provide examples of perforated shear wall design utilizing the WFCM, High Wind Guides, SDPWS, and the WoodWorks® software using both prescriptive and engineered solutions within the WFCM and SDPWS.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate a prescriptive and engineered design methodology for perforated wood shear walls.
  2. Understand how to design wood structural panels to resist wind loads.
  3. Design a wood frame wood structural panel shear wall shear loads.
  4. Acquire knowledge on resources to develop solutions for resisting wind loads.

Equivalencies: 1.5 Hour of Instruction = 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1.5 Learning Units (LU)


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