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- From: Chuck Utzman <chuckutzman(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:19:30 -0700
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I would be very doubtful that such a connection could properly restrain the plywood panels against rotation. IMO the result would be, at best, more flexible--& likely much weaker. Furthermore, it is hard to see how this saves any construction cost if there is access to allow block installation. I'd say no. Unless he can provide test results on such an installation--fat chance.
Chuck Utzman, PE On 9/13/2012 9:30 AM, Greg Mosier wrote:
I've got a project in construction and am utilizing wood sheathed structural panel shearwalls as my lateral system for the building. There are shearwalls with various nailing patterns, but all have been designed as blocked. The contractor has asked the question as to whether they can substitute screwed light-gauge strapping for the wood blocking. I have heard of strapping being used as blocking in light-gauge shearwalls, but I haven't seen light-gauge and wood being mixed in this way. Does anyone have any thoughts on this or a possible reference to go by? Thanks, Greg This e-mail, including attachments, may include confidential and/or proprietary information, and may be used only by the person or entity to which it is addressed. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient or his or her authorized agent, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the
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