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Re: Screwed Gypboard Shearwalls

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On Fri, 19 Jun 1998 13:52:19, Roger Turk wrote:
> Gypboard should not be used for shear walls anywhere!

Generally, there is nothing wrong with using gypboard shearwalls in 
NON-SEISMIC applications.  The concern in seismic application 
centers on strength and stiffness deterioration due to cyclic loading 
in the inelastic range.

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