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Doug Mayer, SE

Structural Engineer



From: Jeff Smith [mailto:jeffsmith7(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 4:04 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Perforated shear walls


I have never designed perforated shearwalls before and I am reviewing section 2305.3 of the 2007 CBC and the 2005 AWC design examples. Do understand correctly that a perforated shear wall meeting the requirements and subject to adjustment factors, can be designed with only end wall holdowns and no force transfer detailing around openings?



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