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3 Structural Design for Wind Loads Seminars in Chicagoland Area
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3 Structural Design for Wind Loads Seminars in Chicagoland Area

Lori Koch, P.E., American Wood Council will be participating in a presentation on Structural Designs for Wind Loads - An Overview of Engineering Considerations for Wood Buildings

4/11/2017 to 4/13/2017
When: April 11, 12, and 13
8:30 AM
Where: Chicago, Shaumburg, and Oak Brook, IL
Chicagoland, Illinois 
United States

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Structural Designs for Wind Loads - An Overview of Engineering Considerations for Wood Buildings

This course is intended for structural engineers and building designers seeking an overview of design steps, considerations and detailing best practices related to the wind-resistive design and analysis of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. Developed in response to the fact that engineering curricula does not typically include a wood design course, it provides an overview of relevant 2012 International Building Code (IBC) provisions and American Wood Council (AWC)-referenced standards, a discussion of common design errors, and guidance related to load path continuity, shear walls, diaphragms, and uplift restraint. Topics covered in detail include:

• 2012 IBC and AWC-referenced standards applicable to wood-frame wind-resisting systems
• Uplift-resistant design solutions, including combined shear and uplift
• Out-of-plane wall design for wind loads, including tall walls, gable end walls, and tall walls with large openings, as well as defl ection criteria for a variety of wall finishes
• Design and stiffness assumptions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible diaphragms
• Diaphragm deflection and design of components such as chords and collectors
• Shear wall design methods, including segmented, perforated and force transfer around openings
• Design of shear wall components, including holdowns and drag struts
• Multi-story wood-frame design example for high winds, including accommodation of accumulated forces and deflections as well as design and detailing for wood’s interface with concrete podiums and

Lori Koch, P.E., American Wood Council

Lori is a Project Engineer with the American Wood Council, where she assists in the development of codes and standards, answers helpdesk inquiries, provides outreach and education, and generally promotes the use of wood in safe and sustainable buildings. After earning a BS in Civil Engineering from Penn State University and an MS in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, Lori worked as a forensic structural engineer with SK&A in Washington, DC. She then enrolled at Virginia Tech, where she earned a Master of Forestry degree in the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products (now the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials). She is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia.

Attendees can expect a top-to-bottom discussion of all aspects of wood-frame wind-resisting systems.

This is a one day course offered April 11 in Chicago, IL April 12 in Shaumburg, IL and April 13 in Oak Brook, IL

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