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Re: FW: Wind loads: ASD or Strength?

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I know this will sound like a shameless plug (my apologies in advance), but if you are interested in a live one-day seminar on the WFCM, there are 2 opportunities in March and April – one in the Chicago area and one in Austin, TX. These might be the last live offerings for a while. We’ve had some budget cuts, and education is one casualty.


Here’s a link for more information:


Buddy Showalter, P.E.



From: Andy Heigley <aheigley(--nospam--at)>

To: seaint(--nospam--at)

Subject: Re: FW: Wind loads: ASD or Strength?


…In the Wood Frame Construction Manual, in their Exterior Wall stud

Bending calculations, it describes the design of the stud to check the

stud for 'bending only' using C&C design loads; In addition to

that, it uses MWFRS pressures in combination with Axial loading to

check combined bending and axial.