100 Ramada Inn Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601
Residential construction is comprised primarily of wood framing, therefore design, construction technique, and code compliance is vital. In this 1 day workshop we will take a general look into the fundamentals of the individual framing materials being used and how they interact and resist loading. Then we will take those individual materials and review how they interact together as a system. This will start by looking at floors and how various designs can provide different advantages and in some cases, disadvantages. We will then move on to wall systems which includes code requirements on wall bracing and finish up by reviewing roof and attic systems. At the conclusion of this workshop attendees will be able to review framing components in residential construction, understand certain characteristics of those materials, and apply IRC Code requirements to those materials and systems.
- Discuss the various framing material options that are available in the residential market today and the impact that these materials have on structural performance and cost.
- Analyze the role of wood-framed floor systems and the code requirements that dictate the installation of these assemblies.
- Examine the ways in which wood-framed wall systems resist gravity and lateral loads from a design and code-compliance perspective.
- Review roof and attic framing techniques and the advantages of traditional vs. engineered structural options.
- The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center
The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) and a standard calculator are required.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Instruction time
$125 (Continental breakfast and lunch included)
6 continuing education credit hours awarded
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CANCELLATION & NO SHOW POLICY:
Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to (717) 236-9493 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days of the session you are registered for, is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds. Those who cancel within 2 business days of the session date or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee and if unpaid, will be invoiced. Credit toward future PCCA courses may be accepted upon approval from the PCCA administrator; substitutions may be accepted.