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Houston SEAoT June 2020 Meeting

  • 06/18/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online Webinar
  • 142


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Noon-1:00 p.m. Central

Location: Online Webinar

Offered FREE to SEAoT Attendees, Courtesy of the AMERICAN WOOD COUNCIL (AWC)

Topic: DES341 - The Fasteners and the Furious (1.0 PDH)


Due to the great success of DES340-Cornucopia of Classic Connection Conundrums presentation, this program includes discussion about wood-based connection design based on numerous help desk questions and feedback from design professionals. AWC has identified some commonly overlooked wood-based connection engineering requirements from the National Design SpecificationĀ® (NDSĀ®) for Wood Construction and Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) for discussion. Connection detailing requirements and design examples will also be provided.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe and analyze wood-based connection engineering issues.
  • Acquire resources for complying with wood-based connection design.
  • Identify lateral connection details.
  • Specify proper fasteners for shear walls, diaphragms, and other wood-based assemblies.


1.0 Hour of Instruction = 0.10 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1.0 Learning Units (LU)


Lori Koch, PE, Manager, Educational Outreach, American Wood Council


Lori earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Penn State University, and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. She then earned a Master of Forestry degree from the Wood Science department at Virginia Tech with a focus on Residential Wood Structures. She has been with AWC since 2012, and is currently the Manager of Educational Outreach. She chairs the American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI) Wood Education Committee. Lori is a member of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Continuing Education Committee, and is also a board member for the Structural Engineers Association of Virginia (SEAVa). She is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia.


Registration is a two-and-a-half step process.

1. Register with SEAoT.

2. Your SEAoT confirmation email will include a link to register with AWC. In order to register, you will need to create an AWC account or log in to an existing account.

2.5 Once you click register, your information should automatically pass through to GoToWebinar. Click through to the "You're Registered!" screen, which also offers an "Add to Calendar" option.

After registration with AWC and GoToMeeting, AWC will send you a confirmation email including your link to join the webinar.

Attendees must be logged in to the webinar for at least 51 minutes in order to be eligible for PDH certificates.

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