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[SEAOC] Re: [SEAOC] Plywood Shear Walls on Metal Studs

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With regard to question number 2,
1)Cold section in the wall to enhance condensation,
2)poor sound performance possible, and
3)hanging a picture frame.
A good person to contact on this subject would be Mr. Jay Crandell, P. E.,
at the NAHB Research Center in Maryland.
>From a wood person, Frank Woeste, Professor of Wood Construction

At 01:55 AM 8/7/96 -0400, you wrote:
>I don't remember seeing this subject recently.  I'm fishing for the latest,
>state-of-the-art thinking on using plywood shear walls on metal studs.
> Off-the-wall opinions are very welcome.
>1.  Can the UBC values for plywood shear walls apply to plywood on metal
>studs?  If not, what values should be used?
>2.  What are the special challenges with this type of construction?
>3.  Any other interesting comments?
>Thanks.  Carl Sramek