RedVector RV-11054AW

Wood Design Using the 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual

Wood Design Using the 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual

3 hrs. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-11054AW

SME: William Coulbourne, P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI

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Knowing the correct wind speed for the area in which you are building a wood frame structure is crucial to the safety of the building's inhabitants. This interactive online course will describe how to use the 2012 version of the American Wood Council's Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM). This version incorporates the use of wind speed maps from ASCE 7-10 and the design of both vertical and lateral load paths using the WFCM. There are many nuances to the correct use of this manual and many of these will be covered to help the practitioner correctly use this document that is referenced in the International Building and Residential Codes.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe how wind loads are derived that are used in the WFCM
  • Explain the importance of continuous load paths and how to determine construction challenges and possible flaws in load paths  
  • Discuss the role of connections in completing continuous load paths 
  • Locate the load information in the WFCM in order to be able to design horizontal diaphragms and shear walls to resist lateral loads imposed on a building by wind or earthquakes
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: William Coulbourne, P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI
William Coulbourne, P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI Photo
Mr. Coulbourne has a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in three states. He is a national expert in wind and flood mitigation and has been involved in FEMA Mitigation Assessment Teams and natural hazard damage assessments for 20 years. He has been involved as an investigator or Project Manager with every major hurricane, tornado and flood since 1995, and was involved in a building collapse caused by terrorism and a tsunami in Japan. He has investigated failures and mitigation design techniques for thousands of buildings including residential structures, schools used as shelters, hospitals, and other critical facilities. He holds Certifications in Structural Engineering and Building Inspection Engineering.

Mr. Coulbourne has written articles for journals and given presentations, seminars and webinars for homebuilders, engineers, architects, building officials and homeowners on high wind and flood design and coastal construction issues and has taught as an Adjunct Faculty member in the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was the primary author and Project Manager for FEMA 55: Coastal Construction Manual. He has co-authored books and journal articles on high wind design issues and strategies including Guides to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 and ASCE 7-10, an ATC Design Guide on Basic Wind Engineering for Low-Rise Buildings and a book on Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage for ASCE. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. He actively participates on the ASCE engineering standards committees for ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction, and a new standards committee for improving tornado wind speeds using the EF Scale.
 
Mr. Coulbourne is a member of the Florida International Wall of Wind Technical Advisory Panel, a member of an Expert Panel for the Texas Department of Insurance investigating methods for determining hurricane damage caused by wind and water, a member of ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission Executive Committee, a Board Member of the American Association of Wind Engineering, and a newly elected member into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the Via Department of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech.
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Course Reviews (15)
Excellent!
By (Engineer) on Jan, 07, 2019
Excellent!
This course is a thorough introduction/review of wood structural design using the WFCM!
By (Engineer) on Feb, 01, 2019
This course is a thorough introduction/review of wood structural design using the WFCM!
Test question #26 is defective, it cannot be answered from the information provided, as it is written
By (Engineer) on Feb, 25, 2019
Test question #26 is defective, it cannot be answered from the information provided, as it is written. To answer this question #26 one must know : 1. What is the wind force 2. What is the shear wall width
I wish the presenter could use the cursor to circle more of the items he's pointing to rather than the pointer in the webinar
By (Engineer) on Mar, 30, 2019
I wish the presenter could use the cursor to circle more of the items he's pointing to rather than the pointer in the webinar. Would be nice to have those items identified for those of us taking lessons later.
Took longer than 3 hours
By (Architect) on Dec, 09, 2018
Took longer than 3 hours. Exam did not have tables or resources available for reference to solve problems. Very detailed course that likely should be broken up into a couple different courses.
good
By on Dec, 11, 2018
good
Need the charts to take the quizzes and exams, but they are not part of the smart notes
By (Architect) on Dec, 24, 2018
Need the charts to take the quizzes and exams, but they are not part of the smart notes.
great subject
By (Architect, Contractor / Trades) on Mar, 10, 2019
great subject. great presentation. took over 4 hours to go through it for only 3 hours of credit. Need to fix that.
N/A
By (Engineer) on Apr, 03, 2019
N/A
Need a little more examples calculations
By (Engineer) on May, 26, 2019
Need a little more examples calculations
Very thorough, covered a substantial amount of material in a fairly short duration
By on Jun, 07, 2019
Very thorough, covered a substantial amount of material in a fairly short duration.
Great Wood Engineering Presentation
By (Engineer) on Jun, 13, 2019
Great Wood Engineering Presentation.
good course
By (Engineer) on Jun, 28, 2019
good course
Some care should be given to the questions asked
By (Engineer) on Dec, 05, 2018
Some care should be given to the questions asked. There often is a lot of important information that is missing in the problem statement
This course is for structural engineer than architect
By (Architect) on Aug, 28, 2018
This course is for structural engineer than architect