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RE: 3/8" Plywood shear values on metal studs.

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So would 1/4" steel plate shear walls with 1/2" diameter plug welds @ 6" and
studs consisting of C3x4.1 @ 16".

Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Tjb5424744(--nospam--at) [mailto:Tjb5424744(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 1998 3:27 PM
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: 3/8" Plywood shear values on metal studs.

It used to be kosher to use drywall and stucco shearwalls.  And now they're
taboo.  3/8" would give one the hebee gebees after Northridge.  Let's all
design the walls according to their relative flexural and shear rigidities
limit the H:W to reasonable values as well.  This, along with 15/32" five
struct.I and 10d commons should solve the problem

Ted Beckwith