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WEBINAR – Testing and Product Evaluation of Products for Wood-framed Construction
October 25, 2012 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern
Products that are not covered by the code are used in many if not all buildings. While the code permits a single engineer to review and submit to a building official and a single building official to review and approve a product not covered by the code, many feel a more robust process is needed to ensure that these products meet the code intent. Also, many code or evaluation reports are used not just for one project, but for multitudes of projects in numerous locations. Test setups can affect the performance and load rating of products. Several private entities have been created over the years to assist the industry by developing public and transparent processes to develop test requirements, load rating requirements, design and detailing requirements, and ongoing quality compliance as well as product evaluation methodologies. This webinar will discuss various acceptance criteria and testing methods used for products used in wood construction, such as ASTM D7147 and ICC-ES AC155 to further advance the knowledge of these test methods and processes for those in the wood construction industry.
Paul McEntee graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in California. He is the Manager of Engineering Research and Development for Simpson Strong-Tie. Prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie, Paul spent ten years working as a consulting structural engineer designing commercial, industrial, multi-family, mixed-use and retail projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has extensive experience designing with wood, structural steel, concrete, concrete block and cold-formed steel as well as working on many seismic retrofits of historic unreinforced masonry buildings.
Registration is free but space is limited to click on the link below to reserve your space.
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.
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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.