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Details For Conventional Wood Frame Construction


Course Outline

This course presents information on the recommended details for conventional wood framing. The contents cover foundation, floor, wall, deck and roof construction. In addition, special framing details for firestopping, draftstopping, termite control, and fire hazard control around chimneys and fireplaces are also presented. The course materials are based entirely on the AWC-APA publication: Details For Conventional Wood Frame Construction. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

In this course, you will be directed to the website of the Ameican Wood Council (AWC) to study the following AWC-APA publication:

Details For Conventional Wood Frame Construction
(55 pages, PDF file format, 1.5 MB).

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, save or print the document for your study.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

APA - The Engineered Wood Association
AWC- American Wood Council
FEMA 368 - Chapter 12: Wood Structure Design Requirements
FEMA 368 - Chapter 12 Commentary: Wood Structure Design Requirements
The Guide to Wood Design Information
Span Tables for Joists and Rafters 1993 (48 pages , 877 KB PDF)

Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.


DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDHonline.org or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.