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Design Considerations for Durable Wood Structures & High Winds
April 5, 2017 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm
New Orleans, LANew Orleans, LA$20
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.
Onsite Check-in: 9:00 am
Seminar Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm
Lunch: Included in the cost
Design Considerations for Durable Wood Structures
With proper design, detailing and specification, wood structures can provide long and useful service lives while also offering a reduced environmental footprint. The key is careful planning and understanding of environmental loads and other external factors likely to impact a building over its lifetime. This presentation provides an overview of considerations related to durable wood design, including moisture management techniques, preservative treatment specification, and details for controlling termites.
Designing Wood-Frame Structures For High Winds
Wood framing is conducive to meeting the challenges of wind-resistive design. Among its characteristics, wood can carry substantially greater maximum loads for short durations of time as is the case in high-wind events. Wood buildings also tend to include multiple and often redundant load paths for resistance to wind forces. This presentation will cover the design of a building’s wind-resisting system, including wind load calculations, diaphragms, shear walls and collectors. Load path continuity will be discussed, as will unique design considerations for designing wood-frame structures to resist uplift, in-plane, and out-of-plane wind loads. Design examples will be presented to illustrate relevant design procedures and detailing best practices.
Speaker: Sherry Mundell, PE, South Central Technical Advisor, WoodWorks
365 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Parking: Use Canal Street Parking Garage
Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits.
Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.
Contact Courtney Rouse at or 803-804-4918.
WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.