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- From: "AWC Info" <AWCInfo(--nospam--at)afandpa.org>
- Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:24:02 -0400
Alternatively, you can now design the sheathing to resist combined uplift and shear per section 4.4 of the 2008 Wind/Seismic Standard:
"Buddy" Showalter, P.E.
American Wood Council
and Traditional Wood Products
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the wood products division of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). AWC develops internationally recognized standards for wood design and construction. Its efforts with building codes and standards, engineering and research, and technology transfer ensure proper application for engineered and traditional wood products.
From: Jim Wilson <wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
Subject: Steel straps on wood shear walls
Is there a definitive reference stating that steel=A0straps are okay=A0to b=
e placed over wall sheathing and not directly to the studs before the sheat=
hing is installed?=A0 I've googled it, I've called Simpson and I've tried t=
o look to the APA but I can only find indirect statements about it.=0A=0ASi=
mpson does mention that different nail sizes can be used for the different =
installation methods.=A0 That=A0isn't generic enough for the condition.=0A=
=0AThanks,=0AJim Wilson, PE=0AStroudsburg, PA
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