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March 2024 Meeting – Shear Exhilaration: Lateral Design in Wood Framed Construction

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2024 at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Memorial City Mall, 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024, Tel: (713) 461-0692

11:30 am – Social
11:45 am – Lunch
12:00 pm – Program

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  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $50
  • Students $5


The overall strength of a building is a function of all the components – roof, walls, floors, and foundation – working together as a unit. This session will provide a top-to-bottom overview of lateral design for wood framed structures with a focus on shear walls. Topics of discussion include lessons learned from natural disasters, load path continuity, updates to the International Building Code and shear wall design alternatives including an overview of the research done by APA on the force transfer around openings shear wall approach.


Roy Frederick, Engineered Wood Specialist – APA


Roy Frederick, Engineered Wood Specialist – APA

Roy Frederick is an Engineered Wood Specialist for APA-the Engineered Wood Association.  He is a resource for builders, engineers, architects, and code officials providing training on the use and installation of engineered wood products.

Roy is an experienced home builder having worked for over 25 years in all aspects of residential construction, estimating, and design, including code compliance, design changes, and plan performance.  He has worked for Brighton Homes, Trendmaker Homes, and most recently David Weekley Homes throughout the major markets of South Central and Southeast Texas, as well as Indianapolis, IN, Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT.  Roy is based in New Braunfels, Texas and is a graduate of Lamar University.