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Designing for ASCE 7-16 Wind Loads per the 2018 WFCM

by Lori Koch, P.E.

February 4, 2020; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 22666

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Seminar Description

The Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (ANSI/AWC WFCM-2018) is referenced in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and 2018 International Residential Code (IRC). The 2018 WFCM uses gravity and lateral loads based on ASCE 7-16 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures which includes increased components and cladding roof wind loads. Design of Wood Frame Buildings for High Wind, Snow, and Seismic Loads (2018 WFCM Workbook) includes a design example, helpful checklist, and background information for design of a wood-frame structure in accordance with the 2018 WFCM. Using plans from a 2-story residence, a structure is prescriptively designed to resist high wind, seismic, and typical residential gravity loads. This webinar will deal specifically with design of roof systems, and appropriate connections between roof, floor, wall, and foundations to maintain load path for wind uplift. New shear wall aspect ratio limits for wind will also be examined. It is strongly encouraged to have an understanding of the changes to the 2018 WFCM prior to this course.
The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Lori has a BS in Civil Engineering from Penn State, and an MS in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, and a Master of Forestry degree from the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at Virginia Tech. Her professional experience prior to joining AWC includes forensic design and on-site testing and inspection of concrete, steel, and wood projects. Lori joined the American Wood Council in 2012 where she now holds the position of Manager of Educational Outreach. Her work at the AWC ranges from assisting in codes and standards development, answering helpdesk inquiries, outreach and educational opportunities, and anything else that can help promote the use of wood in safe and sustainable buildings. She has served on committees with SEI and NCSEA, and is a board member of the SEA of Virginia. She is a licensed PE in Virginia.

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