Wood Frame Design for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings
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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT (including a 60-min. break)
Vincent F. Fratinardo P.E. S.E. RRC
Wood Frame Codes, Guidelines and Specifications
Short history of the development of conventional wood framing
Benefits and drawbacks of conventional wood framing
Wood species, grades and sizes
Specialty products: structural wood panels and engineered wood products
American Wood Council’s National Design Specification for Wood Construction
Wood framing provisions of the International Building Code and other state and local building codes
ASCE load specifications
Wood Frame Design and Construction Techniques
Project conception and material choices
Design tools and techniques
Anchoring Floor framing
Wall systems Columns, beams, posts and trusses
Roof framing choices: conventional and trusses
Fire resistance and safety considerations
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states.
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Vincent F. Fratinardo, P.E. S.E. RRCCivil/Structural Engineer and Roof Consultant
Mr. Fratinardo is a civil/structural engineer and roof consultant. His over 20 years of experience includes civil and structural engineering analysis, design, construction administration, field investigation, and project management, and 13 years of experience specific to forensic engineering and the investigation and analysis of building damage and failures. Mr. Fratinardo has designed numerous new buildings, building additions, building renovations, and mechanical platforms and supports. He has designed and analyzed roof, wall and floor framing systems utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood construction. Mr. Fratinardo has vast expertise in commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal, educational and residential building damage investigations, including on-site investigations after 25 different tornado events, and Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence. He has legal experience in depositions, arbitration hearings and trials. He has prepared and performed numerous continuing education presentations, including on an array of topics in forensic engineering, structural engineering and building codes for HalfMoon Education Inc., in multiple states since 2014. Mr. Fratinardo graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering, and he also holds a master of engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states and a licensed structural engineer in Illinois.
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Course Title: Wood Frame Design for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course begins with a review of the codes, guidelines and specifications related to wood framing and uses that information as the foundation for analyzing and understanding proper wood frame design and construction techniques.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the history, development, benefits and drawbacks of conventional wood framing, as well as wood species, grades and sizes.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference the American Wood Council’s National Design Specification for Wood Construction, wood framing provisions of the International Building Code and other state and local codes, and ASCE load specifications.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to engage in project conception and material choices, and select the proper design tools and techniques.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to review proper anchoring, floor framing, wall systems, connections, columns, beams, posts, trusses, roof framing (conventional and trusses), fire resistance and safety considerations.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with structural design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
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