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NewOrleansPE (Civil/Environmental) (OP)
21 Aug 08 17:46
Can anyone recommend a good step by step book/manual/guidance of residential wood structural calculations and the design process? (Wall PLF, footings, headers, shear walls, force on connections.
I'm looking for something that has a ton of example problems.  I'm wondering if something like this exists.

MiketheEngineer (Structural)
22 Aug 08 10:08
APAwood has some good stuff on plywood w/ examples.

IBC2006 has some info - esp to meet code

You might Google on "Residentail Design".  There are some good books on the subject.  Sorry can't remeber the titles.
Helpful Member!  SlideRuleEra (Structural)
22 Aug 08 10:11
"Residential Structural Design Guide: 2000 Edition", free .pdf download at this link: idea r2d2

2185332 (Structural)
9 Sep 08 17:20
Started with new company that bears steel beams on wood posts is that per code (IRC)?
ctcray (Structural)
10 Sep 08 9:42
Steel beams are not covered by the prescriptive IRC code, therefore require to be engineered.  

Once designed, the beam can be supported on anything capable of  carrying the applied loading.  A properly connected, sized, and braced wood column can be used to support a steel beam.

MiketheEngineer (Structural)
10 Sep 08 10:10
That is acceptable if the wood column can carry the loads.

I usually recommend it in wood framed houses because the column and walls will shrink/grow at the same rate.  If you have a steel column in a wood frmaed wall - the column will NEVER change lengths (except for temp extremes) whereas the new wood framing will likely shrink at first and then shrink/grow as the humidity changes from season to season.

Cuts down on drywall cracks....
2185332 (Structural)
10 Sep 08 14:27
Thanks for the updates everyone!

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