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correct address and phone # for ISANTA:

512 West Burlington Ave.
Suite 203
LaGrange, IL 60525-2245

there was also an interesting article in BOCA's March/April 1999 Code Official
Magazine entitled "Recent Developments in Power-Driven Staples and Nails" by
John Kurtz, EVP of ISANTA.


From: "David Hall" <Dahl(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Re: Connectors

There is CABO report NER-272 that gives these values.  Try ICBO orthe =
International Staple, Nail, and tool Association in Chicago Illinois.  I =
have this number but it may be outdated 312/644-0828

David A. Hall, S.E., P.E.
Senior Structural Engineer
David Evans and Associates, Inc.
2828 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Fax 503-223-2701
E-Mail dahl(--nospam--at)

>>> Fernando S Fonseca <ffonseca(--nospam--at)> 08/23 12:11 PM >>>

Have anyone of you ever specified anything other than nails (staples,
screws, etc.)
for plywood shear walls and roofs  ?
Any code reference?, any guidelines?, any research reference?



    Fernando S. Fonseca, Ph.D., P.E.
          Assistant Professor
  Brigham Young University
  Civil and Environmental Engineering
  368 Clyde Building
  Provo, Utah 84602