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

Topic 1: Introduction to Wood Structures (Sept. 8)

Topic 2: Green Building and Wood (Sept. 10)

Topic 3: Load Tracing and Tributary Area (Sept. 15, 17 and 22)

Topic 4: Wood Properties and Lumber Grading (Sept. 29 and October 1)

– Class on how to use Visual Analysis (Oct. 6)

Topic 5: Design Methods (Oct. 8 & 15)

Topic 6: Glulam and Engineered Wood Products (Oct. 20)

MID-TERM EXAM (Oct. 22)

Topic 7: Beam Design (Oct. 27, 29, Nov. 3)

– Term Project #1 team presentations (Nov. 10)

Topic 8: Design of Compression Members (Nov. 5 and 12)

Topic 9: Design of Wood Connections (Nov. 19, 24 and Dec. 1)

Topic 10: Design of Wood Panels (Dec. 8)