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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses

By: Derek Rhodes, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses

Metal plated wood trusses have become very popular for wood frame construction, especially in the home building industry. The purpose of this document is to provide an introduction to the most significant concepts relating to the design, manufacture, and erection of metal plated wood trusses and their application to residential and light commercial construction. This course is intended for professionals who are involved in building design or construction or otherwise interested in the topic of metal plated wood trusses.

The course initially covers commonly used definitions in the truss industry along with descriptions of the most common truss shapes. Responsibilities of the various individuals and companies involved in the process of producing and installing the trusses are then reviewed. The important topics of truss bracing, issues involving girder trusses, and the practical limits for wood trusses are discussed next. The course concludes with a discussion of software and truss optimization.

043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Stephan Tremblay
12/08/2018
Interesting
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Jorge Fernandez
12/04/2018
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Very informative course and well organized.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Daniel Shaw
11/17/2018
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Didn't care for the presentation; it should have been longer as many items were glossed over with little explanation.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Bill Holloway
08/03/2018
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Great introductory course of wood trusses. Strong emphasis on truss types, components, and limiting factors
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Lynn Cardwell
06/27/2018
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Good course. It covered very well what should be in an introductorycourse
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Chris budd
06/03/2018
Good class - tkx
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
David Cassel
01/23/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent overview. Looking forward to a course on sizing of the truss members.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Frank Cooper
08/29/2017
Verified Buyer
Good solid overview of trusses. Very well thought out and easy to read and understand concepts being presented. Not a lot of real technical engineering structures, more of a high level overview.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Ken
03/09/2017
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I was satified with the course. I do not normally work in the design of buildings.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Colin Myers
02/04/2017
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Good base for understanding conventions in wood truss design.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Richard Kellner
01/16/2017
Verified Buyer
Very tedious and unwieldy and way to complicated for an INTRODUCTION metal plated wood trusses
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
01/12/2017
Verified Buyer
Straight forward. easy to follow.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Ed Brown
12/23/2016
very happy with the information --- I am a civil environmental but wanted to be informed of the nomenclature and overview of some of the fundemental s
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Blake
12/20/2016
Verified Buyer
Very good course with informative knowledge related to the 'behind-the-scenes' activities that take place during the design process for wood trusses. May be helpful for architects and engineering designers for considering different components during the design phase that could help save time and money.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Nick Halbrook
12/08/2016
Verified Buyer
Excellent course. I have no experience with structural design or wood trusses so this course took me about 3-4 hours = I earned the 2 pdh! ;-) Lots of wood truss specific terminology, design rules of thumb, and design caveats plus example pics/drawings.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Timothy Hardy
11/30/2016
Verified Buyer
Really good course. There was a good mix of technical and general information.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Frank Hogshead
10/31/2016
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Very informative and enlightening.
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Very nice refresher.
Early M. Sorenson
08/01/2016
Verified Buyer
I don't design trusses, but felt I should review them, and found this a clear and enjoyable review of the subject.
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Good review course
Tom Gray
07/28/2016
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I took this course to fulfill my renewal requirements but got a lot more out of it then just my CEUs. Thanks.
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043-Introduction to the Design of Wood Trusses
Robert McCabe
07/02/2016
Course OK
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Intro to Wood Truss Design
Charles Allred
04/25/2016
Great refresher course in truss terminology, design considerations, and installation concerns.
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Truss Design
Anonymous reviewer
02/18/2016
Verified Buyer
Perfect timing since I'm in the middle of my home addition plans.
This information was just what I was looking for. Thank You !
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Introduction to Design of Wood Trusses
Anonymous reviewer
12/26/2015
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Very good wood truss design info.
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anonymous
05/29/2015
It would have been good to include some sample loading calculations
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anonymous
01/29/2015
The course provided interesting facts, good listing of the standards and was easy to read. I felt the test questions were fair and required me to read the material.
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anonymous
01/18/2015
Recommend this course to any civil engineer
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Good for an Introduction
Charles Keith Wishmeier, P.E.
12/29/2014
In a future course I would like to see design methods for determining the web and chord sizes as well as metal plate size determination.
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Excellent Course with Great Content
Matt
09/05/2014
The material covered was just right for the length of the course. This course did a good job of covering the design aspect of wood trusses, as well as the key points during the fabrication process. Excellent course for someone with no prior design experience with wood trusses.
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James H. Fawcett
05/13/2014
A good course. Only criticism I can see, is that on page 3 the calculation shown for tributary area for Girder 1 seems to be incorrect. The Common2 trusses span 30 feet@2' spacing, half of load goes to truss GirderG1 and half to end wall.
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Lee Collum
05/10/2014
Some of the text was unclear after several readings.
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anonymous
10/02/2013
Very good course content.
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anonymous
01/11/2012
A very general overview that could have taken the next step in sophistication.
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anonymous
02/20/2011
Good, informative and quick course.
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George Gordon Houser
01/08/2011
Well assembled course. Well designed test.
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AJ Morgan
10/01/2010
Very informative and well presented. The course was taken in comfort and the test results were immediate.
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Price: $45.00
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Course Code: 100196-01
Course PDH Hours: 2
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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