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Deck Codes & Lateral Loads


AIA Continuing Education Provider

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Description: The IRC provides two optional methods for resisting deck lateral loads pulling on a house, but they aren’t based on the actual design of the deck.  Though a good start to addressing something long overlooked, connections alone, are not a lateral load design.  Imagine a braced wall panel on a house with hold-down anchors but no bracing.  This course gets well outside the code to discuss deck lateral loads and help reveal what should be considered in design.  Learn what the code provides for deck lateral design and what it doesn’t.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…

  • Understand what brought deck lateral load connections into the 2009 IRC.
  • Discover what’s missing in deck lateral load design and ideas to provide it.
  • Be introduced to the fundamental concepts of deck lateral design and research that was conducted on the subject.
  • Realize the need to evaluate the overall deck design when evaluating lateral load design.

Code Edition: 2021 International Residential Code

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    May 19th, 2022, Pacific time

  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

Webinar Enrollment

Presented Live

May 19th, 2022

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

ONLY $23

Sponsored By

Western Washington Chapter ICC

Members of the Western Washington Chapter ICC enjoy free enrollment by entering an exclusive coupon code into the enrollment form.

About the Instructor

Glenn Mathewson

Hi, I’m Glenn Mathewson, the instructor of this webinar.  If you’ve got questions about the webinar, send me an email. If you’d like to learn more about me, visit my instructor profile.


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