Lectures

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 will be here in one large file (if you’d like to print everything at one time).

Topic 1: Introduction to Wood Structures (Sept. 5)

Topic 2: Green Building and Wood (Sept. 7)

Topic 3: Engineered Wood (Sept. 12)

– LAB: Truss building team activity (Sept. 14)

Topic 4: Load Tracing and Tributary Area(Sept. 19, 21 and 26)

Topic 5: Wood Properties and Lumber Grading (Sept. 28 and October 3)

– Class on how to use Visual Analysis (Oct. 12)

Topic 6: Design Methods (Oct. 17, 24 & 26)

– Team presentations for truss project (Oct. 19)

Topic 7: Beam Design (Oct. 26, 31, Nov. 2 & 9)

EXAM (November 7)

Topic 8: Design of Compression Members (Nov. 14)

Topic 9: Design of Wood Connections (Nov. 28, 30, Dec. 7)