Two AWC standards utilized throughout the nation for a code compliant design of wood shear walls are 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings and 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). The WFCM has recently been updated and contains both a prescriptive and engineering design approach. Although the prescriptive design will tend to provide more conservative results than the more efficient engineered design, designers may arrive more readily at a solution. This seminar includes examples of seismic and wind shear wall designs for segmented and perforated shear walls, utilizing the WFCM and the SDPWS along with a comparison of the results. On completion of this course, participants are able to:
- Identify and understand the basic shear wall system to resist lateral seismic loads.
- Understand the differences between segmented and perforated shear wall design.
- Understand hold down design and special conditions that pertain to seismic hold downs.
- Be able to identify and analyze shear walls per 2018 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS and understand the differences between them.
Equivalencies: 1.5 Hours of Instruction = 0.15 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 1.5 Professional Development Hour (PDH) = 1.5 Learning Unit (LU)