Lateral Load Path Basics

Tracing a wind load through a wood-frame structure

Presented by Cathy Scarince, P.E., this session outlines the path a wind load takes through a wood-framed structure, as well as the importance of a complete load path and associated construction details. As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the complete lateral load path
  • Identify common framing errors within this path
  • Understand the consequences of an incomplete path
  • Discuss and evaluate code requirements for critical details

AIA and ICC credit is available to participants. Downloadable certificates for this webinar are available when viewed on YouTube or the APA webpage in entirety, after completing a brief quiz and questionnaire.

Approximate length: 66 minutes.