STD103 – Designing with the National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction (NDS 2001)


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The NDS for Wood Construction 2001 contains many changes from the 1997 edition which are summarized in this eCourse. Significant changes include new product chapters on prefabricated wood I-joists, structural composite lumber, wood structural panels, poles, shear walls and diaphragms, fire design, and a new appendix for local stresses in members at connections. The course also covers revised provisions for: shear design (coinciding with increased shear design values) and notching, end grain bearing, volume factors, connections, and connection tables.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this eCourse, you will be:

  1. Familiar with the many changes between the 2001 and 1997 NDS, including:
    • new product chapters on I-joists, structural composite lumber, wood structural panels, poles, shear walls and diaphragms, fire design
    • new Appendix for local stresses at connections
  2. Knowledgeable about revised provisions for shear design with increased shear design values, notching, end grain bearing, volume factors, connections, and connection tables.

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