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Technical Resources/References and Industry Links

 

Calculators

Maximum Span

Use this Maximum Span Calculator for Joists & Rafter provided by the American Wood Council.

Capacity of Wood Column

Use this Capacity of wood column calculator provide by the American Wood Council.

 

Design References

Wood Construction in High Wind Areas

Wood Construction Details

This is a reference manual provide by the American Wood Council, titled, Details for Conventional Wood Construction.

Lateral-Torsional Stability

Designing for Lateral-Torsional Stability in Wood Members.

Beam Design Formulas

SST Deck Framing Connection

Simpson Strong-Tie® Deck Framing Connection Guide.

 

General Reference Material

Loads

An explanation of Loads developed from external forces.

Wood Construction Details

This is a reference manual provide by the American Wood Council, titled, Details for Conventional Wood Construction.

 

Industry Links

APA Website

The Engineered Wood Association

AITC Website

American Institute of Timber Construction

Simpson Strong-Tie® Website

Southern Pine Council Website

Western Woods Product Association

 

Wall Bracing

Wall Bracing 401

How to apply prescriptive code provisions to identify braced wall lines and select braced wall panel types and locations.

Wall Bracing Example #1: Seismic Design Categories A–B Wind Speeds < 100 MPH.

Wall Bracing Example #2: Seismic Design Category C Wind Speeds < 110 MPH.

Wall Bracing Example #3: Seismic Design Categories D0-D1 Wind Speeds < 110 MPH.

 

Industry Reference Material

APA Panel Design Specification

This specification presents recommended design capacities and design methods for wood structural panels when used in building construction and related structures.

APA Performance Rated Product Guide

APA Performance Rated Panels are structural wood panels that conform to performance-based standards. Most APA-trademarked Oriented Stand Board (OSB) and composite panels, as well as many grades of plywood panels, are perfomanced-rated.

Wood Handbook

Forest Products Laboratory Wood Handbook wood as an engineering material.

Revised on Brick Construction

APA Plywood Design Specification

Load-Span Tables for APA Structural-Use Panels

APA Panel and Grade Glossary

 

Simpson Strong-Tie®

Instructions for ordering Multi-Beam Column Caps

Companion for the 2001 Wind Design

Hollow Column Uplift Connections

Hanges on Rim Board Headers

Strong-Drive® Screw Applications

Cost Effective Alternatives for Column Caps

Connectors for Engineered Wood

 

NC State and Mecklenburg County Code References

2006 NC Residential Code® (for reference only)

2009 Residential Code Changes

Meck. Co. Residential Plan Submittal

Residential Construction Handbook

Monthly Statistical Reports

Green Permit Rebate Program

Deck Brochure

Staff Directory

Residential Code Interpretations

 

 

Engineered Wood Glossary

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