APA offers both live webinars and recorded webinars for on-demand viewing. Topics include engineered wood basics, fire protection of I-joist floors, wall bracing, disaster-resilient design, design of all-wood podiums, and others. Some, but not all, webinars offer CEU credit; if credit is available, it is noted in the webinar description.
Resolving Wood Shear Wall Design Puzzles with Force Transfer Around Openings
Provides an overview of the force transfer around openings (FTAO) shear wall design approach, recent research in this area, and a side-by-side comparison of design results between segmented, perforated, and FTAO design methods. (AIA, ICC, and NCSEA credits available. Presented by Jared Hensley, PE, APA Engineered Wood Specialist. Webinar #DES415, American Wood Council.)
- Participants will investigate past and current methods for determining force transfer around openings for wood shear walls through discussion of the joint research project of APA – The Engineered Wood Association, the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL).
- Participants will compare the effects of different opening sizes, full-height pier sizes, and their relationships to the three industry shear wall approaches by illustrating use of the segmented, perforated, and FTAO methods.
- Participants will observe how the study examined internal forces generated during loading by reviewing full-scale wall test data as well as analytical modeling performed in determining statistical accuracy.
- Participants will conclude that research results obtained from this study can be used to support different design methodologies in estimating forces around openings accurately.
Fire-Protective Assemblies for Residential Floors
New Design Options that Meet IRC Provisions for Fire-Protective Membranes
This APA webinar focuses on newly developed assemblies for meeting the fire protective membrane requirements of the International Residential Code, specifically as they relate to I-joist floor systems.
The webinar reviews the options in the IRC, including drop-in gypsum board (supported on top of bottom flanges), partial sprinkler systems, and fire protective coatings.
This webinar does not offer continuing education credits at this time.
Back to Basics Engineered Wood Training Series
HELP YOUR TEAM GET UP TO SPEED
Manufacturers, distributors, and builders are all reporting a critical need for training as they rebuild from the recession and hire new employees. APA’s new, comprehensive training series includes six “back to basics” modules that cover key topics related to I-joists, Rim Board®, laminated veneer lumber, and glulam. The training modules run between 30 and 90 minutes each and are presented by an APA Engineered Wood Specialist.
Modules that last an hour or more offer continuing education credits for participants.
Designers Circle Webinars
Earn 1 CEU through AIA for each webinar
Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Tornados—Design of Wood-Frame Structures for Extreme Forces: a top to bottom overview of lateral design for wood-framed structures
All-Wood Podiums in Mid-Rise Construction: an architectural case study on the use of an all-wood podium in mixed-use design
AIBD/APA Wall Bracing Webinar Series
COMPREHENSIVE FIVE-PART SERIES ON WALL BRACING UNDER THE IRC
The Wall Bracing Webinar series is presented by APA and AIBD (American Institute of Building Design), a non-profit association dedicated to the enhancement, development, and recognition of the residential and building design professions. The series begins with a one-hour introductory session covering wall bracing history, theory and strategy. Additional sessions address related topics, including meeting code requirements with wall bracing, the simplified wall bracing method, and bracing for higher seismic and wind zones.
Series presenters include Bob Clark, Roger Roatch and Bryan Readling, APA Engineered Wood Specialists with a combined 63 years’ experience providing engineered wood product building and design support and recommendations. APA has collaborated with code bodies since the 1950’s to improve wall performance and reduce the risk of catastrophic home failure through the development of prescriptive wall bracing techniques that specify plywood and OSB wood structural panel sheathing.
Note that, at this time, CEUs are not available for the Wall Bracing I–V series of prerecorded webinars.