Design for Force Transfer Around Openings (FTAO)

This webinar includes an overview of APA's free design tool, the Force Transfer Around Openings (FTAO) Calculator, and explains how it can help engineers and code officials in the design implementation of FTAO shear walls. The presentation provides a quick review of code requirements for shear walls and focuses on code-accepted FTAO design methods. It also introduces APA’s FTAO research and findings on full-scale wall models and how the results influenced the development of the FTAO calculator. APA deflection methodology, updates to APA’s Design for Force Transfer Around Openings Technical Note, Form T555, and a strap development length example are also covered.
Note: AIA (1 HSW/LU) and ICC (0.10 CEU) approve this course. A downloadable certificate of completion is available after completing a brief quiz and questionnaire.


Approximate length: 1 hour.