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. 4)
Topic 2: Green Building and Wood (Sept. 6)
Topic 3: Load Tracing and Tributary Area (Sept. 11, 20 and 25)
Topic 4: Wood Properties and Lumber Grading (Sept. 27 and Oct. 2)
Topic 5: Design Methods (Oct. 4 and 11)
Topic 6: Glulam and Engineered Wood Products (Oct. 16)
MID-TERM EXAM (Oct. 23)
Topic 7: Beam Design (Oct. 25, 30 and Nov. 1)
Topic 8: Design of Compression Members (Nov. 8 and 13)
Topic 9: Design of Wood Connections (Nov. 15, 20 and 27)