SE-008 Wood Framing for Residential Construction: 6 PDH
Description of the Wood Framing for Residential Construction course / activity content:
This course provides guidance on above-grade structural systems in wood residential construction. The residential construction material most commonly used above grade in the United States is light-frame wood; therefore, this course focuses on structural design that specifies standard dimension lumber and structural wood panels (that is, plywood and oriented strand board [OSB] sheathing).
Many elements of a home work together as a system to resist lateral and axial forces imposed on the above-grade structure and transfer them to the foundation. The above-grade structure also helps resist lateral soil loads on foundation walls through connection of floor systems to foundations. The issue of system performance, therefore, is most critical in the above-grade assemblies of light-frame homes. This course discusses system-based design principles within the context of simple engineering approaches that are familiar to designers.
The design of the above-grade structure discussed in this course includes:
This course is based on Chapter 5 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 wood framing in residential construction.
Upon completion of the Wood Framing for Residential Construction course, you will be able to:
- Describe material types and properties used in wood construction
- Perform structural evaluation and design for strength and serviceability
- Design floor framing
- Design wall framing
- Design Roof framing
- Explain step by step the design process for wood frame structural elements
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The Wood Framing for Residential Construction 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 Wood Framing for Residential Construction course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 6 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the 6 PDH online Wood Framing for Residential Construction course, you will need to take a 30 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 6 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 15
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self