ForteWEB is the next generation single member sizing software available as a web-based application. This is a four-part seminar which will cover in-depth training of the functionality of the software to achieve proper structural member design
BLS141-23 ForteWeb Software: In-depth Training for Structural Member Design (Part 1 of 4)
In part one we will learn the basics of the software layout and functionally. We will specify engineered wood products for floor, wall and roof systems utilizing Forte®WEB software. We will introduce ForteWeb and give a brief overview of software capabilities. We will walk through user registration and profile creation for web and mobile access. We will navigate the options for setting material availability. Correct specification of regionally available materials such as EWP, Lumber, and Glulam, are critical to the success of a project. We will offer resources to determine availability. Users will learn how to organize and store files within the software. We will explore cloud-based team functionally allows for collaboration and design efficiency. We will explore building code options and design settings to ensure that the design criteria align with structural and performance requirements.
BLS142-23 ForteWeb Software: In-depth Training for Structural Member Design (Part 2 of 4)
In part two we will dive deeper into software functionally and load development. We will explore the various member types and learn how to input member conditions to match the structural plan. We will learn to manipulate members in the Job Tree. We will explore the different types and formats for member loading. The discussion will include code requirements for typical member and load development. Users will learn how to link load from a designed member to a supporting member. We will work several examples as a group utilizing this function.
BLS143-23 ForteWeb Software: In-depth Training for Structural Member Design (Part 3 of 4)
In part three, participants will learn to properly size critical structural members. We will explore structural column design and discuss the bracing and load application variable used for proper design. Participants will learn to differentiate between structural and compression roof system and properly size roof members. We will explore the hip and valley sizing functionality. Participants will develop an understanding of the load determination based on structure geometry. We will demonstrate how to use the software to design wood framing members such as studs and columns in tall wall applications.
BLS144-23 ForteWeb Software: In-depth Training for Structural Member Design (Part 4 of 4)
In part four we will explore member connection details and structural analysis of member modifications. Participants will learn about design requirements with multi-ply connections for engineered wood beams. We will explore fastener options based on load requirements. We will discuss the differences in residential and commercial loading applications. Participants will learn how to apply code required concentrated "safe load" to commercial member designs. We will explore analysis of i-joist members with holes and flange notches. Participants will come away with an understanding of how these modifications can reduce capacity. We will look at the impact of tapered end cuts on engineered wood beams. Participants will learn how to use the software to properly design for tapered cuts when required for roof design.
BLS100 Basic Facts of Engineered Lumber
This course gives a basic overview of structural engineered wood products and their applications in residential buildings. It points out some unique advantages of engineered lumber products and gives guidelines for proper installation. Participants come away with a strong fundamental understanding of when and how to use engineered lumber.
BLS200 Evaluating Floor Performance
Design with software to meet customer expectations of floor performance. Participants compare the conventional code (Static) approach to floor design with a dynamic approach based on customer preferences. Traditional methods gauge the performance of the floor based on uniform, non-moving loads whereas customers gauge floor performance by how it feels when they walk, run or jump.
BLS500 Building & Designing in Coastal Areas
This course reviews IRC and FEMA recommendations and requirements for specifying treated wood products in structures built in coastal areas.
Certificates of completion will be available.
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in learning more about ForteWeb software are welcomed and will find value in the subject manner.
Architects, designers, and code officials interested in learning more about engineered wood products are welcomed and will find value in the subject manner.