We are the leader in the development of building codes and standards for wood design, and provide online and live training to support their implementation.
Our education programs include courses related to the use of traditional and engineered wood products for residential and commercial applications, and are ideally suited for code officials and design professionals.
We have partnered with the International Code Council (ICC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and National Council on Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) to grant professional continuing education.
New provisions for Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) shear wall design are included in the 2021 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (2021 SDPWS), the culmination of many years of research and testing. This program will present a design example for a CLT shear wall, including panel capacity, hold-downs, and deflection checks. Relevant supporting testing, analysis, and referenced standards will also be discussed.