Designing Engineered Wood Diaphragm Systems

Diaphragms play a vital role in a building’s lateral load path. Whether that lateral load is from seismic or wind, the diaphragm is responsible for distributing that lateral load to the shear walls. This session provides guidance on the proper design of engineered wood diaphragm and subdiaphram systems. Participants will learn best practices as they are guided through simple design examples. 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: 56 minutes.