ANSI / AWC SDPWS-2015 - Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic standard provides criteria for proportioning, designing, and detailing engineered wood systems, members, and connections in lateral force resisting systems. Engineered design of wood structures to resist wind or seismic forces is either by allowable stress design (ASD) or load and resistance factor design (LRFD). Nominal shear capacities of diaphragms and shear walls are provided for reference assemblies.
* Qualified students are those who are full-time students enrolled in a wood design course at a university or college.
The 2015 NDS, 2015 NDS Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction, 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS), is available for purchase as a set in the 2015 Wood Design Package.
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ANSI/AWC SDPWS-2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic standard
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