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ASHEVILLE CHAPTER MEETING - Advancements in Force Transfer around Openings for Wood-Framed Shear Walls

February 05, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Medlock & Associates Engineering, PA
53 Asheland Avenue, Suite 101
Asheville, NC 28801

SEA of NC Asheville Chapter Members and Guests,


Please join us Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the office of Medlock & Associates Engineering, P.A. located at 53 Asheland Ave, Suite 101 in downtown Asheville for a lunch & learn, beginning at 11:30 AM.




Advancements in Force Transfer around Openings for Wood-Framed Shear Walls

A joint research project of APA – The Engineered Wood Association, University of British Columbia (UBC), and USDA Forest Products Laboratory was initiated in 2009 to examine the variations of walls with code-allowable openings. Test results from the (8′ x 12′) full-scale wall configurations, in conjunction with the analytical results from a computer model developed by UBC, were used to develop and refine rational design methodologies in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC). This presentation provides an update of that research with a focus on asymmetric piers and multiple openings. Rational design methodologies in accordance with the IBC will be shared.


Warren Hamrick is an Engineered Wood Specialist for APA-The Engineered Wood Association, serving the southeastern United States.  Warren consults with and conducts workshops for designers, code officials, and other building professionals on best practices for specification, selection, and application of engineered wood products. Warren graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering.  Prior to joining APA, Warren worked as a project manager for a structural engineering firm which specialized in commercial construction.


MEMBERS:           FREE (includes lunch and PDH)
NON-MEMBERS:  $10 (includes lunch and PDH)

Reservations are required by 5:00pm, Friday, February 1, 2019 to reserve a lunch. Guests are welcome without reservations; however, lunch cannot be guaranteed.



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