Design of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Wood Light-Frame Buildings  

Course ID: 
NIBS-BSSC05
Duration: 
1 Hour
Prerequisites: 
None
AIA Learning Units: 
1.0 LU | HSW
ICC CEU: 
.10 CEU
Professional Development Hours: 
1.0 PDH
Fee: 
$20
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This webinar provides an introduction to design of seismic force-resisting systems in wood light-frame buildings, intended to complement the wood design problems in Chapter 14 of the FEMA P-1051 NEHRP Recommended Design Provisions: Design Examples. Topics include an introduction to wood light-frame terminology, design and construction, shear wall concepts and example design calculations, diaphragm concepts and example design calculations, and discussion of special seismic provisions for anchorage of concrete and masonry walls.

Instructor

Kelly Cobeen, Associate Principal at Wiss Janney Elstner Associates in their San Francisco office   

Kelly Cobeen is an Associate Principal with Wiss Janney Elstner Associates in their San Francisco office, and is a registered Civil and Structural Engineer. Her work experience includes a wide range of project types, sizes and construction materials, with a special interest in seismic resistance of light-frame construction. She has been involved in numerous code development, research and educational activities, including updates to the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings, the ASCE 7 seismic provisions, numerous Applied Technology Council publications, and International Building Code and International Residential Code development, Kelly is coauthor of the Design of Wood Structures textbook.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn the design and construction of seismic force-resisting systems in wood light-frame building;
  • Learn wood light-frame terminology;
  • Learn shear wall concepts and example design calculations; and
  • Learn special seismic provisions for anchorage of concrete and masonry walls.