2012 Wood Design Package

The 2012 Wood Design Package includes the publications listed below. To purchase, choose one of the following options:


Non-member $150.00
Member/Student* $75.00

* Qualified students are those who are full-time students enrolled in a wood design course at a university or college.

The 2012 NDS, 2012 NDS Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction, 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS), and ASD/LRFD Manual set is available for purchase.

Please note that additional changes to design values for southern pine dimension lumber were made in 2013. An addendum to the 2012 NDS Supplement is available. More information.

NDS for Wood Construction, 2012 Edition

ANSI/AWC NDS-2012 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction

ANSI/AWC NDS-2012, was approved as an ANSI American National Standard on August 15, 2011. The 2012 NDS was developed by the American Wood Council's (AWC) Wood Design Standards Committee and has been approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. The 2012 NDS is referenced in the 2012 International Building Code

2012 NDS Commentary only available with purchase of the 2012 Wood Design Package.


NDS Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction

NDS Supplement – Design Values for Wood Construction, 2012 Edition – with Addenda.

Design provisions in the NDS are integral with design values in the NDS Supplement. As such, it is not appropriate to mix design values and provisions from different editions of the NDS. For example, the 2001 NDS Supplement contains increased shear design values for sawn lumber to reflect changes in ASTM D245 and provisions of the 2001 NDS were revised to address these increases.


Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) Standard with Commentary

The AWC SDPWS-08 covers materials, design and construction of wood members, fasteners, and assemblies to resist wind and seismic forces. 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).


Note: Click on the document cover icons to download a free "view-only" PDF version. The "view-only" version cannot be printed, nor can text be copied.


ASD/LRFD Manual for Engineered Wood Construction, 2012 Edition

The ASD/LRFD Manual contains design information for structural lumber, glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, shear walls and diaphragms, poles and piles, I-joists, structural composite lumber and over 40 details are included in the chapter on connections.


Special notice about changes to southern pine design values.


Errata and addendums that have been developed for AWC documents are available here in PDF format.


CodeMaster - Structural Wood Design ASD/LRFD (2012 IBC, ASCE 7-10, 2012 NDS)

This CodeMaster contains information about designing typical wood framing members, including glued laminated timber, in accordance with the 2012 IBC, ASCE 7-10 and 2012 National Design Specification. This handy laminated guide explains the design process in ten easy-to-understand steps beginning with determining loads and load combinations.

NDS Online Courses
  • BCD110 – Building Codes and Standards Update

  • DES411-A1 – Designing for Earthquakes

  • DES430 – Seismic Design of Large Wood Panelized Roof Diaphragms in Heavy Wall Buildings

  • STD105 – ASD and LRFD with the 2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction

  • STD105-A – Designing with AWC's National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2012)

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