SE-010 Structural Connections in Residential Buildings: 4 PDH
Description of the course / activity content:
This course provides guidelines and focuses on conventional wood connections in residential buildings that typically use nails, bolts, and some specialty hardware. Concrete and Masonry connections are also covered.
Adequate connection of the framing members and structural systems is a critical design and construction consideration. Regardless of the type of structure or type of material, structures are only as strong as their connections, and structural systems can behave as a unit only with proper interconnection of the components and assemblies. A connection transfers loads from one framing member to another (for example, a stud to a top or bottom plate) or from one assembly to another (for example, a roof to a wall, a wall to a floor, and a floor to a foundation). Connections generally consist of two or more framing members and a mechanical connection device, such as a fastener or specialty connection hardware. Adhesives also are used to supplement mechanical attachment of wall finishes or floor sheathing to wood.
This course is based on Chapter 7 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development document “Residential Structural Design Guide”, Second Edition.
This course is intended for use by civil and structural engineers, design and construction professionals, students and others interested in learning about structural connections in residential building.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe different types of mechanical fasteners and their typical application
- Design wood framing connections with nails, bolts and lag screws for various type of assemblies
- Design concrete connections
- Design masonry connections
- Explain step by step process of design calculations for main connection types
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 4 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 4 PDH online course, you will need to take a 25 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 4 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 11
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
SE-010 Structural Connections in Residential Buildings