I am designing a one story wood framed motel type structure. The room
partitions are about 12 feet on center. I would like to use the gyp. board
partition as a shear wall, since there will be relatively light loads and
many walls. Table 25-1 of the UBC has shear wall information using "cooler
nail". Are there any shear wall values using drywall screws?
Richard Lewis, P.E.
Missionary TECH Team