How about a braced frame? You are already setting steel.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jake Watson <jwatson(--nospam--at)inconnect.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: High-load plywood shear walls
> I may be able to shorten the wall if I can get the shear strength up.
> It may only need to be 26' tall if I can get over 2klf out of the wall.
> (This is one of those really strange conditions.) Uplift will still be
> an issue though.
> T/C = 26'*25*kip/11*ft = 60 kips = not fun.
> I may need to look at other options..... :(
> Jake Watson, E.I.T.
> Salt Lake City,UT