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Updates on 2021 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS)

by Lori Koch, P.E.

November 29, 2022; 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Pacific Time

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Seminar Description

The 2021 Edition of Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) is the latest update of the IBC-referenced document. The 2021 SDPWS was developed by AWC’s Wood Design Standards Committee (WDSC) and contains provisions for the design of wood members, fasteners, and assemblies to resist wind and seismic forces. This program will cover notable revisions between the 2021 and 2015 versions of the standard. And learning objectives, if you need them as well:
  • Be introduced to major changes between the 2021 SDPWS and previous editions
  • Understand new format for shear wall and diaphragm capacity tables
  • Learn about new tables for out-of-plane wind resistance for OSB and Plywood wall and roof sheathing
  • Gain awareness of new shear wall and diaphragm provisions for cross-laminated timber (CLT)
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 Koch joined the American Wood Council in 2012 and now serves as the Director of Educational Outreach. She oversees AWC educational offerings including their monthly webinars, assists with answering helpdesk inquiries, and provides educational content to design professionals across the US. She has served on committees with SEI and NCSEA, and is a board member of the SEA of Virginia. She has degrees in civil engineering and wood science, and is a licensed PE in Virginia.

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All attendees, irrespective of the number of registered connections, can earn 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 1.0 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.

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