This presentation uses the 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) as the basis for describing how wind loads are developed from the wind speeds shown in ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. The WFCM prescriptive method will is used to illustrate the magnitude and applied location for loads applicable to low-rise wood frame construction.
- Be able to determine site-specific wind speeds using ASCE 7-10
- Understand how wind speeds are used for calculating Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) and Components and Cladding (C&C) loads
- Understand how to convert from ASCE 7-10 back to ASCE 7-05 wind speeds
- Understand how to develop loads from wind speeds
Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)