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2021 IRC Deck Codes
This presentation introduces basic design and construction methods for single-story residential wood decks focusing on the significant changes to the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC). The vertical and lateral load paths of conventional residential decks, as well as other general ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Safeguarding Buildings During Construction: Fire & Life Safety Best Practices
This program provides information to assist the Fire Service charged with responsibilities for fire and life safety on a construction site to follow best practices. Builders and building officials will also benefit from the information provided. The purpose is to reduce the risk of injuries and ...
Learning Hours: 1.5
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
An Introduction to Mass Timber Buildings in the IBC
This presentation will introduce learners to new Mass Timber buildings (Construction Types IV-A, IV-B, and IV-C). The criteria and products commonly associated with Mass Timber buildings will be discussed. The course will provide an overview of the work of the International Code Council’s (ICC) ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Essential Code Compliance in Light Wood Frame Construction: Fire Resistance Ratings of Floors & Walls
Three building features--height, area, and number of stories--will often determine the fire resistive construction requirements of building elements in light wood frame construction. This presentation introduces common types of framing and scoping requirements associated with using wood in ...
Learning Hours: 1.5
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU, ICC CEU
Advancing Environmental Transparency for Wood Products
The built environment is responsible for nearly 40% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. In order to avoid the worst climate change scenarios, rapid decarbonization is needed in all sectors. Wood products present a right-now solution to this challenge, as they are significantly lower in ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Fire Design Specification for Wood Construction
US model building codes recognize multiple construction types using mass timber. These code provisions stipulate, among other fire safety requirements, minimum fire-resistance ratings for building elements and fire protection of connections. Among the numerous means provided by building codes for...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Introduction to ANSI/AWC FDS-2024
AWC received ANSI approval of its 2024 Fire Design Specification for Wood Construction (FDS) as an American National Standard (ANS). The standard, designated as ANSI/AWC FDS-2024, is primarily ANSI/AWC FDS-2022 with modifications to better coordinate with the 2024 NDS (ANSI/AWC NDS-2024). The FDS...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Wood Deck FAQs: Deciphering DCA6 and More
Thinking about your next spring project or do you have a client that needs a wood deck designed? This course will provide an overview of common questions and challenges with design and construction of residential wood decks. Information gathered from years of frequently asked questions related to...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
The Fasteners & The Furious
This program includes discussion about wood-based connection design based on numerous help desk questions and feedback from design professionals. AWC has identified some commonly overlooked wood-based connection engineering requirements from the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood ...
Learning Hours: 1.5
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
DCA3: Fire-Resistance and Sound Ratings for Wood-Frame Assemblies
One of the methods for determining fire resistance per section 703.3 in the 2018 International Building Code is fire-resistance designs documented in approved sources. The American Wood Council's Design for Code Acceptance No. 3 (DCA-3), Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood-Frame Wall and Floor/Ceiling ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Wood Structural Panels Designed to Resist Combined Shear & Uplift from Wind Loads
AWC’s 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) and 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) which are referenced in the national building codes, both contain provisions for wood structural panel shear walls designed to resist shear and uplift forces simultaneously. This ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Calculating Wind Loads on Low-Rise Structures per WFCM Engineering Provisions
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. For WFCM wind load calculations, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-10) is ...
Learning Hours: 2
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Design Considerations of Wood Frame Structures for Permanence
When properly designed, wood frame structures will resist damage by moisture and living organisms. Recommendations for control of moisture and protection against decay and insect infestations are contained in AWC's Design of Wood Frame Structures for Permanence, WCD No. 6. Protection of wood ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Demobilizing Construction Sites Safely Using NFPA 241
Due to COVID-19, construction sites are being shut down all over the country. Abandoned and unprotected construction sites pose a risk to the community. During this shutdown it is the goal of the fire service that builders leave their construction site as reasonably fire safe as possible. This ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Header Design Per 2015 WFCM Engineered and Prescriptive Provisions
The 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) is referenced in the 2015 International Building Code and 2015 International Residential Code. For WFCM load calculations, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-10) is used. The 2015 WFCM includes design information for wind...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Principles of Fire and Connection Design & Special Inspection
Changes to the 2021 International Building Code allow for construction of mass timber buildings with larger heights and areas than is currently permitted in Types III, IV, and V construction. This presentation will provide an overview of fire design of mass timber building elements and ...
Learning Hours: 1.5
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Special Inspections for Wood Construction (2018 IBC)
The International Code Council’s (ICC) International Building Code (IBC) Chapter 17, titled Structural Tests and Special Inspections, will be covered in this program.  This presentation provides background on special inspections for wood construction, in addition to discussion on related topics ...
Learning Hours: 1.5
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Wood Diaphragm Design
The 2018 International Building Code (IBC) specifies that structures using wood-framed shear walls and diaphragms to resist wind, seismic and other lateral loads shall be designed and constructed in accordance with AWC’s 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). Calculation of ...
Learning Hours: 1.5
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Wood-Frame Shear Walls and SDPWS
Experimental studies of cyclic performance of wood-frame shear walls give insight into structural performance and have informed recent changes implemented in the 2021 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). Experimental results for 10d short nails, shear wall end post details, and...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU
Brief Introduction to Wood Material Science: Wood as a Structural Engineering Material
Wood material science influences its behavior from harvest through the use phase and beyond. This course will provide an introduction to wood material science, wood-moisture relations, and wood anatomy. The types of wood products structural engineers may use in designs, and the standards ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: American Wood Council
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, ICC CEU