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WEBINAR – Connection Solutions for Wood Framed Structures

May 15, 2013 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am




Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

One of the biggest “eye openers” for those new to the design of non-residential wood buildings is that designing and detailing the connections is not as complex as imagined. This seminar will feature an overview of common fastener types and the wood connection philosophies relevant to each. Topics will include techniques for designing efficient, durable and structurally safe connections, minimizing environmental effects on wood connections, simple design examples and available resources.

Speaker Bio

Tom Williamson is a consulting engineer and the retired vice president of quality and technical services for APA. Prior to joining APA, he was executive vice president of the American Institute of Timber Construction. He also spent 15 years as chief engineer and part owner of Lamfab Wood Structures, a design build firm in the Midwest specializing in the design and erection of wood-framed commercial buildings, where he was involved in the design of over 500 structures. Mr. Williamson is co-editor in chief of the McGraw-Hill “Wood Engineering and Construction Handbook,” editor in chief of the McGraw-Hill “Engineered Wood Handbook,” and co-author of the chapter on Wood Construction of the McGraw-Hill “Building Design and Construction Handbook.” He is also chair of the ASCE Standards Committee that developed ASCE 16, “Standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design of Engineered Wood Construction.”


 Click here to download a copy of the presentation.

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 credit (HSW).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit.

Certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the webinar.


If you are attending the webinar as a group, each person in your group requiring a certificate of attendance must sign the Group Sign-in form.

  • Download and print ONE sign-in sheet for your group.
  • Return the completed sign-in form by email within 72 hours to .
  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks.

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet


15 May 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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.