From: John Rose <jrose36(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 00:08:33 -0700
Yes, there are about a half-dozen ICBO ES reports for self-drilling screws used
in diaphragm and shear wall applications. Most have values equivalent to 8d
common nails. Contact the ICBO web site, or APA Help Desk (tel. 253-620-7400) or
help(--nospam--at)www.apawood.org. for more info.
> are there published values for plywood shear walls and diaphragms constructed
> using screws instead of nails? is it acceptable to use the published nailed
> values for screws having similar diameter and embedment ?
> paul franceschi s.e.