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RE: Interior wood shear wall lateral bracing

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Jeff,

 

Would you use the same logic if you had a steel moment frame, resisting the same shear force as the wood shearwall? Wouldn’t you specify lateral bracing independent of the truss bracing and sheetrock?

 

 

Oshin Tosounian, S.E.


From: Jeff Hedman [mailto:jeff_h(--nospam--at)lrpope.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 11:21 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Interior wood shear wall lateral bracing

 

I guess my point is, if sheetrock/purlins are sufficient bracing for the trusses, why is it not an acceptable bracing for a shear wall?  Especially in this case where both the in plane lateral loads and out of plane loads are so low.

 

Jeff Hedman , S.E.

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