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LGSS (Light Gauge Steel Studs) Need design example -Reply

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To go through the lengthy calculations for compression loads on the
shear wall boundary member, you will need to know the section
properties for the steel stud. These properties vary from manufacturer to
manufacturer. For this reason, most manufacturers provide design 
tables for allowable loads. Do you want to verify their information?  One
way or the other, (section properties or tables), we seem to rely on the
manufacturer's data.

Tim McCormick, P.E.
City o Los Angeles