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Lateral Framing Special Inspection

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Lateral Framing Special Inspection

Lateral Framing Special Inspection (LFSI)

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday's, March 20th thru May 8th, 2018
Location: Redmond Community Center,
6505 176th Ave NE Redmond WA 98052

Description: This 8-week course will educate the student in all facets of wood and cold-formed steel lateral framing code requirements, plan interpretation and field inspection. Organization: This course will have lecture, group discussion and bookwork components. There will be weekly topics and quizzes and a final exam. Guest speakers may also be added to the course as schedule allows.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To teach students the duties and responsibilities of a lateral framing special inspector.
  2. Educate students on the International Building Code and AWC requirements for lateral framing.
  3. To familiarize students with reading and interpreting structural drawings.
  4. To prepare students to take (and PASS) the WABO lateral wood and cold-formed steel framing exams and interviews.

Course Topics:

  1. IBC chapter 17 requirements for lateral framing and seismic resistance
  2. IBC code and material requirements for lateral framing in chapters 22 and 23
  3. Shear wall and diaphragm theory
  4. APA standards for material markings and dimensions
  5. AWC design standards, minimum requirements and charts
  6. AISI and SSMA materials and identification
  7. Cold-Formed construction requirements including welding
  8. ASTM standards in lateral wood and cold-formed steel

Text and Required Supplies:

  1. 2015 International Building Code (chapters 2, 17, & 23)
  2. APA Introduction to Lateral Design
  3. APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide
  4. 2015 AWC National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS)
  5. 2015 AWC "Special Design Provisions for Wind & Seismic" (SDPWS)
  6. AISI/COFS GP 2012 Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing - General Provisions
  7. AISI/COFS 2012 Prescriptive Methods for 1 and 2 Family Dwellings
  8. SSMA Product Technical Information from the Steel Stud Manufacturer's Association 2015
  9. AWS D1.3:2011
  10. ASTM C 1007-11a Standard Specification for Installation of Load Bearing (Transverse & Axial) Steel Studs & Related Accessories. 11) ASTM C955-15 Load-Bearing (Transverse and Axial) Steel Studs, Runners (Tracks), and Bracing or Bridging for Screw Application of Gypsum Panel Products and Metal Plaster Bases1
  11. ASTM C955-15 Load-Bearing (Transverse and Axial) Steel Studs, Runners (Tracks), and Bracing or Bridging for Screw Application of Gypsum Panel Products and Metal Plaster Bases1

Instructor: Sean Flint is a WABO certified Special Inspector, Field Supervisor and Technical Director working in the Puget Sound region. Mr. Flint began his career in Special Inspection in 1999 at AAR Testing in Redmond, WA and is currently the WABO Technical Director at O'Neill Service Group, also in Redmond WA. Mr. Flint began presenting courses for the Northwest Council of Engineering Labs in 2004 and has presented courses for Concrete Placement/ Batch Plant Inspector, Reinforced Concrete, Shotcrete, Structural Masonry, Lateral Framing and Proprietary Anchors. Mr. Flint holds several other industry certifications and is also an exam proctor for the ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Certified Installer Program and WAQTC Aggregate and In-Place Density modules.

Cost: Price for Course is dependent on enrollment. Space is limited to 25 registrants.

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