Wood Frame Construction Manual for One- and Two-Family Dwellings & Commentary to the WFCM on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . The Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings was developed by the American Wood Council (AWC) Wood Design. Introduction and Chapter Overview of the WFCM The Edition of the Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings.

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You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. The WFCM represents state of the art design for one and two family dwellings in regions with high winds, high seismic risk or large snow loads.

The WFCM provides engineered and prescriptive design requirements for consttruction frame construction used in one and two-family dwellings.


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In general, the framing systems described in the WFCM utilize repetitive member wood assemblies. Manua WFCM includes general information on loads and resistances. The limitations of applicability are provided in Chapters 2 and 3. Chapter 2 provides minimum loads for buildings within the scope of this document for the purpose of establishing specific resistance requirements.

Note that Construcyion 2 also contains some necessary construction details. These details have been derived from typical code provisions and are included in Chapter 2 for the convenience of the designer.


Chapter 3 provides several prescriptive solutions derived from Chapter 2 load requirements. Therefore, it wfck perfectly acceptable to use Chapter 3 provisions for parts of a design and Chapter 2 for other parts.

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We recommend users of early versions of Internet Explorer to update to Version 10 farme later. Add to Cart Add to Wishlist. Limits to the WFCM are based on the following: The primary changes to the WFCM include: