This course will provide a brief overview of code and standards development to give context to current building code allowances and design procedures as well as future code pursuits. Topics will include recent International Code Council (ICC) and American Wood Council efforts related to code advancement, and the latest changes to the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), 2012 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction and 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS).
- Identify building code issues which are leading to code changes.
- Identify recent changes to wood design standards that affect the design of wood structures.
- Identify recent changes to the building code.
- Understand reasons for the changes to the IBC and the wood design standards.
Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)