DES417 – Wood Structural Panels Designed to Resist Combined Shear & Uplift from Wind Loads


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AWC’s 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) and 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) which are referenced in the national building codes, both contain provisions for wood structural panel shear walls designed to resist shear and uplift forces simultaneously. This webinar provides an overview of the prescriptive and engineered provisions, tabulated values, design examples, and requirements for installation per the 2015 SDPWS and 2018 WFCM.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Recognize requirements for wood structural panels designed to resist combined shear and uplift from wind
  2. Utilize the limitations of engineered and prescriptive provisions
  3. Describe the progression of changes over time
  4. Summarize the requirements for installation of wood structural panel systems to resist simultaneous wind shear and uplift loads

Equivalencies: 1 Hour of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)

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