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STD105 – ASD and LRFD with the 2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction

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AWC's National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction 2012 is the dual format Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) document referenced in US building codes and used to design wood structures worldwide. Participants will learn about changes in the 2012 NDS and Supplement relative to previous editions and gain an overview of the standard.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Be able to understand Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and how it applies to wood structural design.
  2. Be familiar with the significant changes between the 2005 and 2012 NDS and supplement.
  3. Be able to identify the similarities and differences with respect to ASD, design values, and behavioral equations.
  4. Be able to analyze format and content within the 2012 NDS.

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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