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Re: Light Gauge Steel Seismic Design

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A shear-resisting alternative to plywood for bracing light-gage stud framing
is Sure-Board [ ] manufactured by Cemco.  It is made using
22 ga sheet steel to which gypsum panel is bonded.  The steel attaches
directly to the studs with self-tapping screws, so shear capacities are
high.  The gypsum panel resists buckling, and provides a conventional
interior finish.  Its ICBO-ES Report, ER-5762, is available from .

Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer
South San Gabriel, CA

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