Below are the topics that we will cover in the course and the tentative corresponding date(s). Required readings for each topic and pre-lecture slides are available for download by following the link to each topic.

All Pre-Lecture slides are contained here in one large file (if you’d like to print everything at one time).

Topic 1: Introduction to Wood Structures (Sept. 3)

Topic 2: Green Building and Wood (Sept. 5)

Topic 3: Load Tracing and Tributary Area (Sept. 10, 12 and 17)

Topic 4: Wood Properties and Lumber Grading (Sept. 24 and 26)

- Class on how to use Visual Analysis (Oct. 1)

Topic 5: Design Methods (Oct. 3 and 8)

Topic 6: Glulam and Engineered Wood Products (Oct. 10)


Topic 7: Beam Design (Oct. 22, 24 and 29)

Topic 8: Design of Compression Members (Oct. 31 and Nov. 7)

Topic 9: Design of Wood Connections (Nov. 12, 14, 19 and 21)