Engineered Wood Products Design and Construction Seminar
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Wood as a Unique Engineering Material
Improved properties of engineered wood products
• Wood panels: plywood, oriented strand board (OSB) and
• Structural composite lumber: laminated veneer lumber (LVL);
parallel strand lumber (PSL); laminated strand lumber (LSL);
and oriented strand lumber (OSL)
• I joist
• Glued-laminated timber
Reasonable standard of care – labels
Calculating wood’s response to moisture changes
Design Values and Design Equations
• Machine rated
• Engineered wood products
Structural design equations and examples
Floor vibrations and creep
Balanced vs. unbalanced
Recommended vs. poor details
Metal Plate-Connected Trusses
Truss design drawings
• Lateral failure modes
• Five percent offset value
• Yield limit equations
Power driven nails
6.0 CPE Hours/PDHs
6.0 HSW CPE Hours/CE Hours
6.0 AIA Learning Units
Non-Credit Continuing Ed
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 continuing professional education hours/PDHS to engineers and 6.0 HSW CPE/CE hours for architects in Kentucky and all other states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Kentucky.
This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.
HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It is not approved by any state licensing entity for contractor continuing education credit.
Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Patrick M. McGuire, P.E., S.E., has served the public as a structural engineer since his graduation from the University of Louisville in 1974 with a Master of Civil Engineering degree. He has worked in the wood products and related industries since 1979 and is currently practicing as an independent consultant. He is very lucky to have worked for generous employers who encouraged him to grow his expertise and to share it with others through participation in professional and trade associations such as the Wood Truss Council of America, the Truss Plate Institute, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Frame Builders Association. Mr. McGuire has published several technical articles on wood-related design.