City of Houston 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual Seminars

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The Customer Assistance and Code Development group will host two day-long seminars on the 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual provided by the American Wood Council. The seminars will take place on February 13, 2019 and February 14, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston.

The American Wood Council is an ICC-Preferred Provider, and attendees at this seminar will receive CEUs that can be used when renewing their certifications.

The Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (ANSI/AWC WFCM-2015) is referenced in the 2015 International Building Code and 2015 International Residential Code. The WFCM contains tabulated prescriptive and engineered design provisions based on ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and covers connections, wall systems, floor systems, and roof systems. A range of structural elements are included such as sawn lumber, structural glued laminated timber, wood structural panel sheathing, I-joists, and trusses.


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Using plans from a 2-story residence, attendees at this seminar will prescriptively design a structure to resist high wind, seismic, and typical residential gravity loads. An overview of appropriate loads to apply to residential structures will be provided. Participants will work through roof, wall, and floor system designs including shear walls and appropriate connections between roof, floor, wall, and foundations to maintain load path.

Learning Outcomes
Upon Completion of this course, participants will:

  • Learn the appropriate high wind, seismic, and snow loads to apply to residential structures based on code-referenced load standards.
  • Learn about the engineering basis of prescriptive tables used to size wood members and connections to resist high wind, seismic, and snow loads.
  • Learn to use prescriptive tables to size wood members and connections to resist high wind, seismic, and snow loads.
  • Learn to use checklists and detailing summaries to ensure a complete load path is prescriptively designed.

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