Structural Design With Wood

Venue: Blacksburg

Location: Blacksburg, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 03, 2007
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This course is designed for individuals who never had the opportunity to learn wood design basics in a university-level course, but are involved in the design, construction, and inspection of wood buildings.

This course will focus on practical code-conforming design of wood structures. At the beginning of the course, we will review the mechanical properties of lumber and safety factors that are involved in the design process. The role of moisture content on shrinkage and swelling that can impact the performance of wood structural elements or component in-service will be demonstrated by examples. We will design simple elements showing what factors apply to the allowable design properties of lumber and timbers and explain why the various factors apply to a design situation.