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2015 NDS Connections Primer (DES345)
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2015 NDS Connections Primer (DES345)

When: Thursday, 10/19/2017
Available as eCourse
Where: Complimentary Webinar
United States
Presenter: Lori Koch (AWC) and Adam Robertson (CWC)
Contact: 202-463-2704

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With the variety of fasteners available for wood construction, this presentation will provide a basic understanding of connections that includes design examples based on the 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction. Solutions for nailed, screwed, and bolted connections will be presented, along with specific information on calculating shear capacity as well as withdrawal capacity. Multiple approaches to calculating capacity will be discussed, including tabulated references, calculation-based techniques, and computer program solutions (including WoodWorks® Connections software). Material properties for fasteners as well as connected materials including wood-to-wood, wood-to-steel, and wood-to-concrete will be discussed.

Participants will:
1. Be familiar with NDS provisions for fastener withdrawal capacity and NDS and TR-12 provisions for fastener shear capacity
2. Learn various approaches in the NDS for calculating fastener capacity
3. Understand the 6 lateral design value yield modes and material properties used to calculate capacity
4. Understand the types of connections WoodWorks® software designs, how to use the software, how to view the design results and the connection drawing output

Adam joined the Canadian Wood Council in 2011 and holds the position of Manager, Codes and Standards.  Adam completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and also holds a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia.  Adam was previously employed as a consulting structural engineer and has also worked in the construction management and building development fields.  Adam is involved in building code and standards initiatives, the development of design tools and publications and he also participates in the upkeep and technical support of the WoodWorks® Sizer, Shearwalls, and Connections software for both Canada and the United States.

1.5 hours of education credits will be awarded.

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