This course covers wall design requirements found in the current N.C. Residential Building Code. Wall loading requirements and load calculating procedures to meet code are reviewed to include instructions on wood stud, header, lintel, and masonry wall design, bracing and support. Pertinent portions of Chapter 45 for high wind regions (coastal and higher mountain elevations) will be included. Attendees will have an opportunity to work through a simple house plan to determine the location and size of the studs and headers required.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS
Steve Knight, P.E., received his BS in Civil Engineering from N.C. State University and holds a master's degree in engineering from USC Columbia, SC. He is licensed to practice engineering in 10 states and is a licensed North Carolina General Contractor. He started his career as a design and test engineer. Later, he joined a construction firm as Vice President of Engineering. In 1994, Mr. Knight started his own engineering consulting firm specializing in residential and commercial construction.