Wood Design: Diaphragms and Shear Walls
This course presents
information on design and construction of wood diaphragms and shear walls. The
contents cover rigid and flexible diaphragms, shear walls, and detailed design
examples. The course materials are based entirely on the APA publication: Diaphragms
and Shear Walls. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which
is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will understand:
The purpose of
this course is to present information on design and construction of wood diaphragms
and shear walls. You
will be directed to the website of the Engineered Wood Association (APA) to
study the following APA publication:
Diaphragms and Shear Walls (32 pages, PDF file format, 3.o MB).
Note: you need to register with APA (FREE) if you do not have an account with them.
click on the above underlined hypertext to view, save or print the document
for your study.
additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following
websites or web pages:
APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Wood Products Council
Wood Structural Panel Shear Walls
FEMA 368 - Chapter 12: Wood Structure Design Requirements
FEMA 368 - Chapter 12 Commentary: Wood Structure Design Requirements
Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.