DES342 - Residential Wood Construction FAQs: Woodn't You Like to Know?


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Professionals working with residential structures often wind up asking the same questions frequently. We’ve collected some of the best questions we’ve been asked over the years, and have compiled them into a program that touches on relevant FAQs, best practices, and other helpful pointers that will benefit code officials and designers and the construction community. The topics range from common connection issues, FAQs on solid sawn and engineered wood products, residential deck design questions, common design pitfalls, and other information that doesn’t quite fit in anywhere else!

Level: Beginner
Primary Audience: Engineers, Code Officials

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Be familiar with connection provisions in the NDS relevant to residential wood design
  2. Learn about common trouble spots on residential decks and solutions discussed in DCA-6
  3. Address common questions on design differences between solid sawn and engineered wood products
  4. Gain awareness of resources available to address common wood design and construction questions

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

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