Determination of Site-Specific Loads for Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas

Course Number: BD-6002
Credit: 6 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Jeffrey Havelin, P.E., B.S.C.E.
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Overview

In Determination of Site-Specific Loads for Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas , you'll learn ...

  • Guidance on determining dead loads, live loads and snow loads
  • How to calculate flood loads, including hydrostatic, breaking wave hydrodynamic and debris impact
  • Procedures for determining wind loads
  • Basic steps in the seismic load determination procedure
  • How ASCE 7-05 addresses load combinations caused by concurrent natural hazards (such as flooding and high winds during a hurricane)

Overview

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Credit: 6 PDH

Length: 63 pages

This course will review the procedures and formulas required to determine the appropriate forces which residential buildings could become subjected to during hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other severe natural hazard events. The design procedures required to determine the site specific design loads (forces) which will be applied to the structure, is the basis of this course.

Various case studies of residential buildings will be analyzed with sample calculations demonstrating the procedures are covered in this course.

The design professional should be familiar with the pertinent sections of the IRC, in addition to those sections of the IBC, which may be cited within this course. Additional reference sources should also include one or more of the following sources in high wind zones: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and other structures (ASCE 7-05); American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) Wood Frame Construction Manual for One and Two- Family Dwellings (WFCM); Southern Building Code Congress International Standard for Hurricane Resistant Residential Construction (SSTD 10).

Specific sections of the code and tables have been referenced in these various sources; calculations outside of the confines of this course would require these reference materials, however the various references would not be required to complete the test for this course.

In this course the design method is Allowable Stress Design (ASD), so there are factors of safety (FS) built into the development of the material stresses and the forces at the connections. This design method has been chosen because (ASD) continues to be the predominant design method in light-frame, residential, wood construction.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Dead loads
  • Live loads
  • Snow loads
  • Flood loads and the various components
  • Tsunami loads
  • Wind loads and the various components
  • Earthquake (seismic) and the various components

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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