DES341 – The Fasteners & The Furious

Categories: Design Considerations
Course Length: 1.5h
Accreditation: AIA HSW LU, ICC CEU
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About Course

Due to the great success of DES340-Cornucopia of Classic Connection Conundrums presentation, this program includes discussion about wood-based connection design based on numerous help desk questions and feedback from design professionals. AWC has identified some commonly overlooked wood-based connection engineering requirements from the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) for discussion. Connection detailing requirements and design examples will also be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe and analyze wood-based connection engineering issues
  2. Acquire resources for complying with wood-based connection design
  3. Identify lateral connection details
  4. Specify proper fasteners for shear walls, diaphragms, and other wood-based assemblies

Funding provided in part by the Softwood Lumber Board.

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Course Content

The Fasteners & The Furious

  • Recorded Presentation
  • Fasteners & Furious Assessment