Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: Substantial Wood Truss Content at Virginia Tech Course

Frank Woeste

Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education program, a three-day program on light-frame and mass timber construction design topics will be offered on May 14–16, 2024 in Blacksburg, VA. Joining me as instructors this year are Scott D. Coffman, PE, John Holland, MBA,...

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March 2024
Issue #16296
Page 64
Madison Stephens

AWC Releases New Wood Design Standards

Madison Stephens

The American Wood Council (AWC) released its three new 2024 wood design standards: the National Design Specification® for Wood Construction (NDS®), Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, and Fire Design Specification for Wood Construction (FDS). These...

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February 2024
Issue #16295
Page 90
Jay Jones, P.E.

ANSI/TPI 1: The National Design Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction

Jay Jones, P.E.

After more than three years in development, I’m pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/TPI 1–2022 National Design Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction. Including a Commentary & Appendices, this standard is available for purchase in print and...

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August 2023
Issue #15289
Page 90
Paul McEntee, S.E.

The H1A Hurricane Tie – An Update for a Classic

Paul McEntee

Simpson Strong-Tie recently released an updated model of our H1 – now the H1A. As a consulting engineer, I remember how much I disliked updating my standard details when products were discontinued. I thought it would be informative to explain the modifications and some of the reasons for...

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July 2023
Issue #15288
Page 108
Jeff Ellis

Reviewing 2021 IBC Changes for Cold-Formed Steel Light-Frame Design

Jeff Ellis

“Change is the only constant in life” and “When you are finished changing, you are finished” are quotes from the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus and Benjamin Franklin, respectively. I’m reminded of them as I review the numerous changes to codes and standards...

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March 2023
Issue #15284
Page 100
Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: Design of Wood Structures—an Introductory Course

Frank Woeste

Once again, Virginia Tech will be offering its popular two-day course on topics related to wood construction. This year’s course, to be held on April 26–27, will focus on practical code-conforming design of wood structures based on provisions of the 2018 National Design...

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February 2023
Issue #15283
Page 74
Randy Shackelford, P.E.

Top Structural and Wood-Related Changes in the 2021 IRC, Part 1

Randy Shackelford

The ICC code change cycle for the 2024 International Codes is near completion, with only the certification by the Validation Committee and confirmation by the ICC Board of Group B results outstanding. However, many jurisdictions may just now be adopting the 2021 International Codes. This is the...

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January 2023
Issue #15282
Page 108
Matthew Winn

Next Generation of Trade Professionals Key to the Industry

Matthew Winn

Society is currently experiencing “The Great Resignation,” and it only continues to be exasperated by the pandemic. Yet, for many industries, building safety especially, this is not a new phenomenon. In fact, for the skilled trades like construction, the shortage of incoming talent...

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June 2022
Issue #14275
Page 100
MiTek Staff

Understanding Bearing Size at a Wall or Beam

MiTek Staff

The first thing to consider with bearing sizes is the minimum required by the building codes. Per 2018 IRC, International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, Sec. R802.6 – When a ceiling joist is supported directly on wood or metal, the minimum bearing size required is...

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April 2022
Issue #14273
Page 112
Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction Course

Frank Woeste

After a three-year absence, Virginia Tech is offering its popular two-day course on topics related to wood construction. On May 17–18 in Blacksburg, VA, the Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction course will address wood truss design, in-service performance, and installation...

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March 2022
Issue #14272
Page 90

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