Determining Allowable Design Values for Wood

Course Number: S-2001
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Richard Nolan, P.E.
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Overview

In Determining Allowable Design Values for Wood, you'll learn ...

  • Know the difference between sawn and engineered wood products
  • Understand the difference between reference and allowable design values
  • Know the six most needed types of design values for wood
  • Know the ten most significant adjustment factors

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 21 pages

Wood is the most popular building material for residential homes and other smaller buildings. There are many types of wood products on the market used in the construction industry today. Some of the engineered wood products include I-joists, laminated veneer and glued laminated timber. However, the most familiar and well used is still sawn lumber. This course will provide the methodology for determining the allowable design values to use when designing sawn lumber components, such as beams, headers, trusses, floor joists, decking, etc. However, much of the same methodology and adjustment factors are also applicable to the other types of engineered lumber.

Safe design of wood components, such as beams, headers, floor joists, etc. requires the proper determination of design values. Reference design values that are listed among many sources need to be adjusted either upwards or downwards depending on the intended service, loading and support conditions of the wood. This course provides prescriptive guidance on how to determine allowable design values for wood.

This course demonstrates how to adjust the reference design values for the most significant factors. Methods for determining all the significant types of design values for wood will be taught which include bending, shear, compression (parallel & perpendic

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Know the difference between sawn and engineered wood products
  • Understand the difference between reference and allowable design values
  • Know the six most needed types of design values for wood
  • Know the ten most significant adjustment factors
  • Know how to determine the value of the adjustment factors
  • Know how to convert reference design values to allowable design values
  • Understand the concepts of perpendicular and parallel to the grain
  • Know how to size a header using all the critical design values (bending, shear, bearing, deflection)
  • Learn how to determine the proper number of header supports

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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