STD421 - Standard Update: 2021 Special Design Provisions for Wind & Seismic (SDPWS)


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The 2021 Edition of Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) is the latest update of the IBC-referenced document. The 2021 SDPWS was developed by AWC’s Wood Design Standards Committee (WDSC) and contains provisions for the design of wood members, fasteners, and assemblies to resist wind and seismic forces. This program will cover notable revisions between the 2021 and 2015 versions of the standard.

Level: Intermediate
Primary Audience: Engineers, Code Officials

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be introduced to major changes between the 2021 SDPWS and previous edition.
  2. Understand new formats for shear wall and diaphragm capacity tables
  3. Learn about new cantilevered diaphragm deflection equations
  4. Gain awareness of new shear wall and diaphragm provisions for cross-laminated timber (CLT)

Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 NCSEA Professional Development Hour (PDH) = 1 HSW Learning Units (LU)

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