DES341 - The Fasteners & The Furious


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Due to the great success of DES340-Cornucopia of Classic Connection Conundrums presentation, this program includes discussion about wood-based connection design based on numerous help desk questions and feedback from design professionals. AWC has identified some commonly overlooked wood-based connection engineering requirements from the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) for discussion. Connection detailing requirements and design examples will also be provided.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe and analyze wood-based connection engineering issues.
  2. Acquire resources for complying with wood-based connection design.
  3. Identify lateral connection details.
  4. Specify proper fasteners for shear walls, diaphragms, and other wood-based assemblies.

Equivalencies: 1.5 Hour of Instruction = 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1.5 Learning Units (LU)

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