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I was in my reading room and re-reading the October, 2004 issue of Structure Magazine when I ran across a Simpson ad for the StrongWall (p.6). See: Provoked by the title “Imagine the Possibilities”, I had two thoughts which are totally unrelated to any Simpson product:


Based on the image referenced above:

  1. How does the in-plane shear load get to the shear walls?
  2. How is out of plane bracing provided for the shear wall on the second floor?


I am interested in any (and all) comments.




T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)


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