DES335 – Design of Bolted Connections

Categories: Design Considerations
Course Length: 1h
Accreditation: AIA HSW LU, ICC CEU
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About Course

This course will feature a bolt design example utilizing AWC’s 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction. Topics will include connection design philosophy and behavior, an overview of 2015 NDS provisions related to bolt design including Appendix E for local stresses in fastener groups, and a detailed design example.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand application of the six yield limit equations for dowel-type connection design
  2. Know when to utilize applicable adjustment factors for common bolted connections
  3. Apply spacing, end, and edge distance requirements for wood-to-wood bolted connections
  4. Be able to determine local stresses in fastener groups

Funding provided in part by the Softwood Lumber Board.

Course Content

Design of Bolted Connections

  • Recorded Presentation
  • Design of Bolted Connections Assessment