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Sam A. Love, P.E. wrote:
> 
> I am interested in any literature that allows an engineer to acknowledge
wood
> shear wall strength above and below small windows and doors.  Also, are
> holddowns required at intermediate window and door jamb studs if the window
or
> door is small in relation to the shear wall panel?  Also,  does the double
top
> plate offer resistance in bending against uplift at intermediate windows
and
> doors.
> 
> samlove(--nospam--at)msn.com
> 
> ----------
> From:   John Rose
> Sent:   Monday, April 14, 1997 8:08 PM
> To:     seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject:        Re: Calc-out versus reality
> 
> Check out the upcoming Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) from America=
> n Forest & Paper Assn., Washington DC.  It analyzes all members, connecti=
> ons and cladding for wind and seismic forces.  Engineering design and pre=
> scriptive provisions are detailed for wood frame construction for one- =
> and two-family housing (e.g., conventional construction) and "calcs out" =
> for all seismic zones and wind speeds up to 120 mph.  There are some surp=
> rises and upgrades compared to present day code provisions.
> John Rose/APA, Tacoma, WA
> 
> 
Sam-
Look at EdDiekmann's procedure in "Wood Engineering and
Construction Handbook" section 8.5.5.

Chuck Utzman CE



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