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Re: New wood floor in existing masonry building - ties required at 4' oc?

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The shear connections of the floor to the walls need tension anchorage capacity.  The tension anchorage capacity is needed in order to protect the shear connections against damage by out-of-plane motion of the walls in relation to the floor.  If the wall moves out of plane relative to the floor, the shear anchors or the framing to which they are connected could be damaged and their shear-transfer capability could be jeopardized or lost.
 
Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer
South San Gabriel, CA
njineer(--nospam--at)att.net