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Re: Hold downs with "Perforated Shear Wall Method" and "Force Transfer Method"

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2305.3.7 appears to address it to me. I have used the dead load
(reduced per the combinations) before to resist overturning on wood
shear walls with openings but I couldn't find a specific example
representing that. It would be strange for any method to completely
ignore statics and always require hold downs for wall segments.

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 8:18 PM, Joseph R. Grill <jrgrill(--nospam--at)> wrote:
> In reading the IBC for the "Perforated Shear Wall" method of design it there
> are formulas for the required uplift force at the ends of the walls.
> Section 2305.3.7 (before the design calculations for the method) suggests
> that the hold down requirements can be reduced due to the dead load on the
> wall as in traditional shear wall design.  Is this true.  And if so, I would
> assume that the same is true in using the "Force Transfer Around Openings"
> method.  Yes?  Examples and documents that I have for the perforated method
> only show the basic calculations, but don't respond to any DL that may be
> present.
> Thanks,
> Joe

Will H.

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