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There was a thread on this in November 2005. Here's the pertinent info:

Just use the form that's on the website for backorders, but write in the correct volume and number that you are seeking. If you'd rather talk to someone at FPS about it, call 608-231-1361 x206 and speak to Susan or email susan(--nospam--at) She'll take care of you.



From: chuck utzman <chuckuc(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Perforated shear walls - IBC 2305.3.7.2

Thr Back Order Form starts with Vol. 14. How do we get Vol 15? IMHO Ed
knows more about this subject than anyone, I'd really like to see what
he had to say.
Chuck Utzman, P.E.

AWC Info wrote:
> There was an article that appeared in Wood Design Focus earlier this
> year (Vol.15, No.1) called "Design of Wood Structural Panel Shear
> Walls with Openings: A Comparison of Methods" by Zeno Martin of APA.
> In it he does an example comparing the traditional method (segmented),
> the perforated method, and the force transfer around openings method.
> Ed Diekmann wrote a response to Martin's article that appeared in the
> subsequent issue of WDF (Vol.15, No.2) offering an alternative design
> to the force transfer example, and Martin provided closure to the
> discussion.
> Here's a link for the back issue order form:
> if anyone is interested.
> Buddy
> John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.
> Director, Technical Media
> AF&PA/American Wood Council
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> Washington, DC 20036
> P: 202-463-2769
> F: 202-463-2791
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> AF&PA standard. Interpretations of AF&PA standards are only available
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Subject: RE: Perforated Shear Wall Opening Design
From: "Ben Yousefi" <Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)SMGOV.NET>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>

See the follwoing link. It's an excellent primer for different methodologies in dealing with this:
Ben Yousefi, SE
Santa Monica, CA
From: Rich Lewis [mailto:seaint03(--nospam--at)]=20
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 12:46 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Perforated Shear Wall Opening Design
IBC 2305.3.7.1 states "Where shear walls with openings are designed for force transfer around the openings, the limitations of . . . "

I have not been able to find a source on designing the openings for force transfer. I've looked on APA web site, NDS publications and my Breyer's text to no avail. Can anyone give some references or interpret what detailing is needed for "designing for force transfer around openings"?