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Wind Design Fundamentals

Course Description

This class is the partner to our seismic design class and focuses on meeting the prescriptive wind design requirements of the International Residential Code for braced wall construction. Wind design uses many of the same bracing methods as seismic design, but determining bracing requirements is completely different. This class covers topographic wind effect, braced wall line spacing, offsets, corner conditions, horizontal blocking requirements, and hold down methods through the lens of wind design. The Wood Frame Construction Manual is also reviewed for homes that exceed the IRC wind limitations that apply to most of coastal Alaska and hillside areas. Several plan-based exercises are included with the class along with worksheets you can use for your own projects to show compliance.

Prerequisites
This course does not have any prerequisites.

Dates
February 27, 2020 - Anchorage
March 18, 2020 - Fairbanks
April 23, 2020 - Anchorage

(to register please call 1-888-252-6045 or email jennifer@akinspections.com)

Cost
$350 - Due at time of registration.

Length of Class
1 Day - 8 Hours

Payment
Payment is due at the time of registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
If a course is full you will be alerted prior to payment that the class is full and if you continue you will be placed on a standby list. If there is a cancellation in the class prior to the start of the class date we take the next person on the standby list. If you register for a class and you are denied entry due to availability of seating we will refund your registration deposit in full at any time, no later than the day of class.

Refund Policy
If you purchase this course in error please contact us immediately here.
Our full refund and cancellation policy can be found here.

Continuing Education Approval
8 Hours - AK Residential Endorsement - #TBA
8 Hours - AK Home Inspectors - #TBA


Contact Our Office
Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding this course or call us at 1-888-252-6045.