Advanced Framing for Improved Thermal Performance and Tornado Resistance
Did you know that for under $600 you can enhance your structure for improved performance in resisting tornado's?
The use of enhanced framing techniques is on the rise due to adoption of more stringent energy codes as well as for enhanced structural resistance during natural disasters. The overall strength and thermal performance may be optimized through mindful framing techniques that add very little or no cost to a home’s construction. This short session will provide a top-to-bottom overview of thermally enhanced and wind resistant framing methods for wood framed structures, including new publications by APA, the Advanced Framing Construction Guide, and Building for High Wind Resistance – both available for free download at www.apawood.org . Common failure modes will be illustrated using photographs from APA post-disaster evaluations, including the APA Special Report: Tornados of the South, a report illustrating building failures in 2011 North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama tornados, also available on the APA website.
Bryan Readling, P.E., will facilitate this session. Bryan is a structural engineer, lecturer, and author representing APA in Charlotte, NC. In more than 21 years representing APA, Bryan has observed more than 250 call-backs related to improper installation of engineered wood products and is frequently involved in damage assessment after hurricanes and tornados. He has appeared on television programs including Bob Vila’s Home Again, is a member of the FEMA – Mitigation Assessment Team, and the American Association for Wind Engineering. He has written feature articles for JLC, Fine Homebuilding, and Builder magazine. Bryan is a registered professional engineer and received a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. Before joining APA in 1990, Bryan worked as a consulting structural engineer in Atlanta.
Cost: $30 Greater Atlanta HBA member, $40 other HBA member, $50 non-member
Cont. Ed: 3 CPHB, 3 GA Bldr License
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Interested in sponsoring this class? Contact Amanda Mathis at 678-775-1469 for details.