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Re: Hardy Frame Shearwall System

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On 9/19/2003 10:56 AM after considerable forethought, Hood, Matthew O. wrote:
It requires the use of R=4.4, which depending upon the jurisdiction will
require all of that orthagonal direction to have a 5.5/4.4 increase
(assuming that you are using wood framing elsewhere) or at least all of
that shear line. 
Actually, the newly issued (June 2003) ICC report for hardy frames allows
the use of R=6 under the 2000 IBC. 

Anchorage, AK

The Simpson StrongWall allows use of R=5.5 for seismic loads according to PFC-5485 making it more compatible with normal shear wall systems
Steve P