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Web Seminar: Wood Shear Wall Seismic and Wind Design Example per 2015 WFCM and SDPWS
September 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Two AWC standards utilized throughout the nation for a code compliant design of wood shear walls are 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings and 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). The WFCM contains both a prescriptive and engineering design approach. Although the prescriptive design will tend to provide more conservative results than the more efficient engineered design, designers may arrive more readily at a solution. This seminar will include examples of seismic and wind shear wall designs for segmented and perforated shear walls, utilizing the WFCM and the SDPWS along with a comparison of the results. On completion of this course, participants will:
- Identify and understand the basic shear wall system to resist lateral seismic loads.
- Understand the differences between segmented and perforated shear wall design.
- Understand hold down design and special conditions that pertain to seismic hold downs.
- Be able to identify and analyze shear walls per 2015 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS, and understand the differences between them.