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. 2)
Topic 2: Green Building and Wood (Sept. 4)
Topic 3: Load Tracing and Tributary Area (Sept. 9, 11 and 16)
Topic 4: Wood Properties and Lumber Grading (Sept. 23 and 25)
- Class on how to use Visual Analysis (Sept. 30)
Topic 5: Design Methods (Oct. 2 and 7)
Topic 6: Glulam and Engineered Wood Products (Oct. 9)
MID-TERM EXAM (Oct. 16)
Topic 7: Beam Design (Oct. 21, 23 and 28)
Topic 8: Design of Compression Members (Oct. 30 and Nov. 6)
Topic 9: Design of Wood Connections (Nov. 12, 13, 18 and 20)
Topic 10: Design of Wood Panels (Dec. 2)