Common Challenges in Wood Lateral System Layouts webinar

May 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
LeeAnn Charpentier, WoodWorks
301 633-0330

Creative structures are becoming increasingly common to differentiate projects in the highly competitive commercial and multi-family construction market. However, aesthetically pleasing shapes can create challenging lateral load paths and structural irregularities that are difficult to define and resolve.

Wood Works will hold a Common Challenges in Wood Lateral System Layouts webinar on May 3rd from 1 to 2:30 pm EDT

This presentation by Wood Works engineer Terry Malone will explore lateral system layout challenges that often occur during the schematic design of wood-frame buildings.

Topics will include cantilever diaphragm design, impacts of large openings at elevators and stairs, discontinuous shear walls, relative stiffness issues between shear walls and diaphragms, vertical and horizontal offsets in lateral force-resisting systems, and combinations of different lateral systems (such as masonry and wood-sheathed shear walls). Actual design examples will be presented throughout to give real world context for these common challenges.

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