SE-005 Load Paths in Coastal Construction

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Load Paths in Coastal Construction

The Load Paths in Coastal Construction course is a part of our Structural Course Category and provides technical guidance and recommendations concerning the load path and structural connections in coastal residential buildings. The course presents information aimed at improving the performance of buildings subject to high wind forces in coastal environments. The course outlines the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulatory requirements related to structural connections.

This course is based on FEMA “Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction”, Technical Fact Sheet Series, FEMA P-499.

This course is intended for use by civil  and structural engineers, design and construction professionals, owners, facility managers, students and others interested in learning about load paths and connections in coastal area construction.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Illustrate the concept of load paths and highlight important connections in a wind uplift load path
  • Explain important timber roof to masonry wall connection details for masonry construction in coastal areas.
  • Highlight important building connections and illustrate the proper use of various types of connection hardware.

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