Simpson Strong-Tie Building Stronger Stick-Frame Roofs: Code Requirements and Connection Solutions Webinar

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Simpson Strong-Tie Building Stronger Stick-Frame Roofs: Code Requirements and Connection Solutions Webinar

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM at 12:00 PM

Join us on October 22 to learn how Simpson Strong-Tie can help learn how to build stronger stick-framed roofs.

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Title: Building Stronger Stick-Frame Roofs: Code Requirements and Connection Solutions
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Duration: 45 minutes plus live Q&A

In certain cases, stick-frame roofs may be preferred to premanufactured roof trusses because they can accommodate larger attics, higher ceilings, and complex roof shapes, or simply because of regional preference. The code requirements for stick-framed roofs are more complex than they are for truss-framed roofs since they need to provide a complete prescriptive method of building the roof, including the multitude of connections that must be made in the field. To complicate matters further, the code requirements for stick-framed roofing have been rewritten in each of the last two code cycles.

Join us live on October 22 to learn how to build stronger stick-framed roofs. We’ll discuss Chapter 8 of the International Residential Code (IRC) as it applies to conventionally framed roofing, highlighting the progression of code requirements over the last two editions and noting some upcoming changes for 2021. We’ll walk through how to ensure a continuous load path from rafter to top plate, through the walls and the floor system, highlighting connector solutions designed to make stick framing more resilient and intuitive.

As a result of attending this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Describe basics of conventional roof framing such as hip and valley rafters, ridge boards and ridge beams, as well as the correct applications for rafters, joists and other members
  • Identify correct application of the International Residential Code (IRC) as it pertains to stick-frame roof construction
  • Recognize the role of various critical connections in building a stable roof
  • Identify hanger solutions and design resources that address common challenges with stick-frame roof construction

Join Randy Shackelford, Simpson Strong-Tie Engineering Manager for Codes & Compliance, and Thom Murphy, Senior Product Manager, for an informative conversation about building stronger roofs. Participants in the live event will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Continuing education credits will be offered for this webinar. Participants can earn one professional development hour (PDH) or 0.1 continuing education unit (CEU). Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Speakers
Randy Shackelford
Simpson Strong-Tie Engineering Manager for Codes & Compliance

Thom Murphy
Simpson Strong-Tie Senior Product Manager