This course will feature a bolt design example utilizing AWC's 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction. Topics will include connection design philosophy and behavior, an overview of 2015 NDS provisions related to bolt design including Appendix E for local stresses in fastener groups, and a detailed design example.
Primary Audience: Engineers, Code Officials
- Understand application of the six yield limit equations for dowel-type connection design
- Know when to utilize applicable adjustment factors for common bolted connections
- Apply spacing, end, and edge distance requirements for wood-to-wood bolted connections
- Be able to determine local stresses in fastener groups
Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Learning Units (LU)