BT215 Framing Member Sizing
21st Century Building Expo & Conference

BT215 Framing Member Sizing

November 13, 2024  |  8:00AM - 12:00PM

Room: Coming Soon
Track: Building Technology
Session Code: BT215
Session Type: NCBI
CE Credit: 4

This course covers the load estimating procedures for the purposes of sizing any framing member within a residential building as required to meet the requirements found in the current North Carolina Residential Building Code. It starts by reviewing the procedures outlined in the code's Appendix W - Load Estimating. Then, the framing plans of an actual simple two-story house will be used to select all framing members required to satisfy the code requirements for the roof, ceiling, floors, walls, headers, girders, and, finally, the foundations and footings.  The span tables in the code will be used to make those selections. The attendees that will find this class most useful are those who perform the tasks of project price estimating and those who develop construction drawings. In addition, framers who must size and select their own framing members will also benefit greatly from this course. Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS


Steve Knight

Steve Knight P.E.

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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.