This 1-day workshop covers basic engineering topics while delving deeper within each design area. It is a multi-level program suitable for beginners as well as experienced timber designers and specifiers. Topics covered in this “essential” workshop include:
• Designing wood members for bending, tension, compression, and combined bending and axial tension
• Background on published design values and adjustment factors
• Design limitations and when a designer should venture outside current code provisions
• Estimating and managing building shrinkage
• Avoiding frequent mistakes/misunderstanding of certain design provisions in the Wood Design
Manual tables
• General design concepts for Timber Connections
• An introduction to Seismic/Wind Loads design
• Simple design with cross-laminated timber (CLT)