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Course

Design of Wood Structures

Number: BCT 540
Credits: 3
Format: In person, CPE

Semester: Fall
Meeting Times: TBD
Room: Olver Design Building 162

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Instructor

Peggi Clouston,
Ph.D., M.A.Sc., B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Associate Professor & Graduate Concentration Coordinator, Building Systems concentration

Office: 316 Olver Design Building
Phone: +1 (413) 545-1884
Email:

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Course Description

Provides students with fundamental skills in structural engineering wood design. Focus is placed on the underlying principles behind design procedures for wood members in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Through class examples and assignments, students learn techniques for designing individual wood components including: beams, columns, trusses, wood/steel connections, and diaphragms using lumber and timber as well as engineered wood products.

Learning Goals

  • be able to design wood structural members
  • know state-of-the-art wood technologies
  • have experience designing, making and breaking wood components
  • use wood design tables & software proficiently
  • have an appreciation for all disciplines involved in building
  • Introduction to WoodWorks® Design Office and IES VisualAnalysis

Textbook/Materials

Breyer, Donald E., Fridley, Kenneth J., Pollock, Jr., David G, and Cobeen, Kelly, Design of Wood Structure-ASD/LRFD, McGraw-Hill, 7th Edition, 2014

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