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Michelle,

Check out section 2220 of the 1997 UBC for shearwall design using plywood
over steel studs.  Angeles is still in business, but a better resource is
through www.steelframingalliance.com for listed publications and references.

Paul Feather


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From: <Structeng1(--nospam--at)aol.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 11:53 AM
Subject: light gage metal systems


> Hi everyone,
>
> We have a client that has requested us to investigate the possibility of
> using light gage metal systems (metal studs, joists, shear walls, etc.)
for
> 3- and 4- story housing building.  I've never used it (except for
non-bearing
> walls) and I am having problems in finding technical information.  I know
> that Angeles Metal Systems used to be pretty big in this area however the
> telephone I get off of the internet has yielded nothing.
>
> Does any one have any information such as manufacturer's, programs etc. to
> help assist in the design of such a system?  The one problem that I
foresee
> is the use of metal studs shear walls and holdowns.  I'm not sure how
that's
> going to work.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michelle
>
>