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)
MID-TERM EXAM (Oct. 17)
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)