|PDH Online Course Description||PDH Units/
Learning Units (Hours)
Tanya J. Laird
This webinar examines the unique challenges and complexities of structural wood design. Wood’s distinctive material properties will be explored through its origins as a biological material. The process of tree growth will be explained, and how this process ultimately gives rise to wood’s unique heterogeneous material properties. The innate variability of wood strength will be discussed, as well as approaches used by design codes to manage this risk. Finally, the history of the development of wood design codes will be briefly explored, and some of the advantages of wood as a building material will be discussed.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.