Timber Frame Design and Construction
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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST (incl. a 30-min break)
Jeffrey R. Hershberger
Working with Timber
Typical wood species and their comparable design characteristics
Harvesting and processing timber
Timber design problems and solutions: shrinking, twisting, warping and bowing
Structural Frame Design
Codes and standards for timber framing
Structural members and framework
Regional affected design concerns and code requirements
Gravity and lateral load resistance
Difference between bent, wall and truss framing
Common rafter vs truss design
Primary and secondary frame members
Roof Framing and Truss Design
Truss mechanics and anatomy
Real vs Idealized truss configurations
Typical heavy timber truss designs and characteristics
Mortise and tenon joints
Principal member joinery examples
Bay member joinery examples
Pegged joints vs mechanically aided joinery
Straps, screws, and rods
Gusset and knife plates
Putting it All Together
Foundations for timber framed buildings
Raising procedures and concerns
Rigging and bracing
Enclosures and lateral resistance systems
Open timber frames and pavilions
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
Timber Frame Design and Construction
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
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The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
Jeffrey R. Hershberger
Founder/Managing Owner of Slick Timberworks
Mr. Hershberger began his construction and engineering career when he found a job as a timberframe carpenter after returning east broke and jobless from a winter chasing snow in Jackson Hole. This job of convenience led to over a decade of making sawdust, first as joiner than as itinerate timberframer and small business owner. This career path ignited a passion for woodworking and the pursuit of the historic craft. It was initially fostered by climbing around the bank barn of his childhood home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A recession and a baby boy led to the decision to return to school to study civil engineering, broadening his understanding of structural analysis and material science.
Upon graduating Mr. Hershberger headed back to the building industry, first as a subcontracted drafter and engineering intern, then structural engineering project manager. After a handful of years of consulting engineering work for log and timber manufacturers throughout North America the draw to return back to the shop floor became too much to ignore, and lead to the creation of Slick Timberworks in the summer of 2020, an effort to bring a bit more flexibility between structural engineering consulting and timber fabrication. Mr. Hershberger relies heavily on his practical experience while working with clients to produce structurally efficient and elegant designs, and while remaining focused on the initial priorities of the project. He has earned a B.S. degree in Geology from Bates College and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of North Dakota.
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Course Title: Timber Frame Design and Construction
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines the development of timber frame buildings and techniques, wood species and their characteristics, timber design problems and solutions, structural frame design, roof and truss design, joinery design, foundations, and raising procedures
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify codes and standards for timber framing and describe regional effected design concerns and code requirements.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to differentiate bent, wall and truss framing.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the technique of mortice and tenon joinery and be able to differentiate types of joinery and their applications.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify wood species that are typically used in timber frame buildings and describe their characteristics.
Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to describe types of foundations and their design for timber framed structures.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 01/28/2023
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