Blacksburg, Va. — Virginia Tech is presenting a short course, Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction, May 16-18, 2016, in Roanoke, Va. The course covers topics often faced by wood building design professionals for which background information and references are not readily accessible.

The primary audiences for this course are registered design professionals, structural engineers, wood truss engineers, wood truss designers, truss manufacturers, post-frame designers, EWP designers, building code plan reviewers and inspectors, and general contractors that want to expand their general knowledge of wood as a building material and their knowledge of building design beyond the introductory level.

Manufacturers and suppliers of building products used in the construction of wood-frame buildings may also benefit by the discussion of lumber design values, impact of in-service moisture content changes, and wood building structural design issues that impact the performance of wood buildings in-service.

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