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Thursday, July 13, 2023
9:00 am – 12:15 pm CDT
Understanding Roof Trusses and Analyzing Their Design
- Roof design and construction before trusses
- What a roof truss is
- What a roof truss does
- Support, strength, load distribution
- Support, strength, load distribution
- Types of roof trusses
- Gable truss
- Hip truss
- Scissor roof truss
- Attic truss
- Truss options
- Tie-downs and connections
- Challenging truss scenarios
- Case studies
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3.0 HSW CE Hours
International Code Council:
0.3 CEUs (Building)
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3.0 HSW LUs (AIA)
Marcus E. Woods, PE, MSc & LEED APPrincipal at Woods Residential Engineering & Inspection
After working in engineering and design management with award-winning structural and construction firms for nearly 10 years, Marcus E. Woods founded his own firm, Woods Residential Engineering & Inspection. Mr. Woods is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states, holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering (with a focus on structures) from Washington University in St. Louis, and he has earned “Accredited Professional” status from the U.S. Green Building Council. Mr. Woods is a member of: The Woods Educational Enrichment Foundation, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) (Director of Programs for the Chicago professional chapter), the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.
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Course Title: Understanding Roof Trusses and Analyzing Their Design
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This three-hour course will examine and analyze different types of roof trusses. The course will explain what a roof truss is, how it functions, the different types of roof trusses, tie-downs and connections, and discusses challenging truss scenarios and case studies.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define what a roof truss is and explain its functions: providing support, strength, and load distribution.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the different types of roof trusses, including gable trusses, hip trusses, scissor roof trusses, and attic trusses.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to consider and evaluate the different truss options, tie-downs, and connections.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss challenging truss scenarios and review relevant case studies concerning truss design and roof construction.
LUs: 3.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with structural design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/10/2026
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